Gender Masculine
Scripts Μέντωρ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. MEHN-TAWR(Classical Greek)
MEHN-tawr(English)
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Meaning & History

Possibly related to Greek μένος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force". In Greek legend Mentor was the son of Alkimos. When Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War he entrusted Mentor with the care of his palace and the guardianship of his son Telemachos. When the goddess Athena visited Telemachos she took the guise of Mentor.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020