Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ἀστεροπή(Ancient Greek)
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Derived from the Greek noun ἀστεροπή (asterope) meaning "lightning". Also compare ἀστεροπός (asteropos), which is a variant spelling of the Greek adjective ἀστερωπός (asteropos) meaning "starry-eyed" or "star-faced". This word consists of the Greek noun ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star" combined with the Greek noun ὤψ (ops) meaning "eye, face, countenance".Asterope is the name of several characters from Greek mythology. Among them is a Naiad who died fleeing prince AESACUS (although her name is more reminiscent of a star-nymph than a Naiad, so perhaps she was envisioned as a shooting star, dying upon the Earth). Asterope is also an alternative name for the Pleiad STEROPE and the Hesperid HESPERIA.