Given Name NEPHELE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Νεφελη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: NE-PE-LE (Classical Greek), NEF-el-ee (English)  [details]

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/CULTURES: Nefeli (Greek)

Categories

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