Scripts Πάνθεια(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Πανθεια (Pantheia) which was derived from πανθειος (pantheios) meaning "of or common to all gods", ultimately from the elements παν (pan) "all" and θειος (theios) "of or for the gods, divine". Pantheia was the wife of the possibly legendary king Abradatas, according to the 4th-century BC Greek historian Xenophon. This name was used by Beaumont and Fletcher for a princess in their play 'A King and No King' (1619) and by Percy Bysshe Shelley for an Oceanid in his play 'Prometheus Unbound' (1820). Oscar Wilde also wrote a poem entitled 'Panthea' (1881).