Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ορθρος(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
A name taken from the mythological Kyon Orthros, a two-headed, serpent-tailed dog, father to the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion. He was killed by Herakles. The name comes from the word ορθρος (orthros) meaning "morning light, morning twilight" or may alternatively have (also) been influenced by the word ορθος (orthos) meaning "straight" or "height".