Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἴων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. EE-AWN(Classical Greek)
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Meaning & History

Of unknown etymology, possibly pre-Greek. According to Greek mythology he was a son of Creusa and Xuthus (or alternatively the god Apollo). He was said to be the ancestor of the Greek tribe of the Ionians.

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Entry updated April 5, 2022