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Contributor Contrib.Amara L. on 7/31/2011
Said to mean "knowing" from Greek ἡσο (heso). In Greek mythology this was an epithet of Pronoia, the Titan goddess of foresight and wife of the Titan Prometheus; it was also borne by a legendary Trojan princess, a daughter of King Laomedon and sister to Priam. George Bernard Shaw used the name for a character (Hesione Hushabye) in his 1916 play 'Heartbreak House'.