Given Name RHEA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ρεια, ‘Ρεα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: REE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Rheia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (rheo) "to flow" or ερα (era) "ground". In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
VARIANT: Rheia (Greek Mythology)
USER SUBMISSION: Rhéa

Categories

A Song of Ice and Fire characters, actresses, animals, birds, earth, fauna, goddesses, Greek mythology, Latinizations, moons, moons of Saturn, mother goddesses, mothers, mythology, nature, Stephen King characters, titans, uncertain etymology, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017