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ScriptsΝεφελη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.NE-PE-LE Classical Greek
NEF-el-ee English

Meaning & History

From Greek νεφος (nephos) meaning "cloud". In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus.
Other Languages & CulturesNefeli Greek


air, cloud, Greek mythology, mythology, nature, sky, water, weather
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute