Scripts Αἰακός(Ancient Greek)
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 10/14/2007
Latinized form of Greek Αἰακός (Aiakos), which was either derived from Greek ἄϊσσω (aisso) meaning "to run" or from Greek αιακτος (aiaktos) meaning "lamentable, wailing". In Greek myth he was a mortal son of ZEUS (by the nymph AEGINA) who was made into an underworld demigod after death. He became one of the three judges of the dead and guardian of the keys of HADES.