Scripts Ἀκταίων(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion), which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of Aristaeus and Autonoë in Boeotia. He was a famous Theban hero, trained by the centaur Chiron, who suffered the fatal wrath of Artemis (or her Roman counterpart Diana).