Given Name PSYCHE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ψυχη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: PSUY-KE (Classical Greek), SIE-kee (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "the soul", derived from Greek ψυχω (psycho) "to breathe". The Greeks thought that the breath was the soul. In Greek mythology Psyche was a beautiful maiden who was beloved by Eros (or Cupid in Roman mythology). She is the subject of Keats's poem 'Ode to Psyche' (1819).

Categories

air, beauty, Greek mythology, literature, love, mythology, soul
Entry updated December 8, 2017