AATXEmBasque Mythology, Popular Culture Means "calf" or more specifically, "young bull" in Basque. In Basque mythology, Aatxe is either the androgynous deity Mari embodied as a young cow or bull, or a lesser shapeshifting spirit that takes the form of a bull and occasionally a human; the latter emerges at night, especially in stormy weather, from his cave dwelling in the Basque mountains.
ABAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀβαῖος (Abaios) meaning "of Abai", an epithet of the Greek god Apollo, given because the ancient town of Ἄβαι (Abai) (see ABAE) in Phocis was the site of an oracle of the god and of a temple dedicated to him.
ABATURmJudeo-Christian Legend, Near Eastern Mythology, Arabic (Archaic) Means literally, "father of the Uthre" in Mandaean, which translates roughly to "father of the angels," derived from aba "father" combined with uthra ('utria) "angel". In the Mandaean Gnostic cosmology, Abatur is "the third of four emanations from the supreme, unknowable deity", and the father of PTAHIL, the Mandaean demiurge.
ABDEROSmGreek Mythology Possibly means "the man with the whip", from Hesychian ἄβδης· µάστιξ. In Greek mythology, he is considered a divine hero, most notably known for his tragic role in HERAKLES' eighth labour.
ABELLIOmCeltic Mythology, Greek Mythology Some scholars have postulated that Abellio is the same name as APOLLO, who in Crete and elsewhere was called ABELIOS (Greek Αβέλιος), and by the Italians and some Dorians Apello, and that the deity is the same as the Gallic Apollo mentioned by Caesar, and also the same as the Belis or Belenus mentioned by Tertullian and Herodian.... [more]
ABIGORmJudeo-Christian Legend In Christian demonology, this was an upper demon ("great duke") of hell. Allegedly Abigor (also known as ELIGOR and ELIGOS) was the demon of war, in command of 60 legions, portrayed riding a winged or skeletal steed... [more]
ABNOBAfCeltic Mythology The name of an obscure Gaulish goddess, thought to be connected to Celtic abona "river" (source of AVON). The second element may be derived from either Proto-Indo-European nogʷo-, meaning "naked, nude" or "tree", or the verbal root *nebh- "burst out, be damp".
ABORAmGuanche Mythology From a Guanche name for the star Canopus, which was derived from Guanche *ăbōra "seed (of a plant)", literally "coarse-grained sorghum" (sorghum being a tall cereal grass). This was the name of the supreme god of the heavens in the mythology of the Guanche (Berber) people native to La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
ABRAXASmEgyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
ACACALLISfGreek Mythology (Latinized) This was a word for the narcissus flower used in Crete. It is said to mean "unwalled" in Greek, possibly from the Greek negative prefix α (a) with an element related to ἀκή (ake) "point, edge"... [more]
ACADEMUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκάδημος (Akademos), which apparently meant "of a silent district". This was the name of a legendary Athenian hero of the Trojan War tales, whose estate (six stadia from Athens) was the enclosure where PLATO taught his school... [more]
ACANTHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Άκανθος (Akanthos), which is derived from Greek ακανθος (akanthos), the name of a plant with large spiny leaves. The plant ultimately derives its name from Greek ακη (ake) "thorn, point" and Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower, blossom"... [more]
ACARNANmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκαρνάν (Akarnan), which is derived from Greek ἀκαρνάν (akarnan), which is said to mean "laurel", but can also refer to a kind of thistle. In Greek mythology, Acarnan was the son of ALCMAEON... [more]
ACASTUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἄκαστος (Akastos), which is derived from Greek ἄκαστος (akastos) meaning "maple tree, maple wood". In Greek mythology, Acastus was the king of Iolcus, the oldest son of PELIAS... [more]
ACCALIAfRoman Mythology (?), English (Rare) According to questionable sources, such as baby name books and websites, this was another name for Acca, the human foster-mother of Romulus and Remus in Roman legend, also known as Acca Larentia (see ACCA)... [more]
ACESOfGreek Mythology (Latinized) From the Greek Ἀκεσώ (Akeso), derived from ἄκεσις (akesis) meaning "healing, curing". She was the Greek goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness); unlike her sister Panakeia (PANACEA), Aceso personified the process of a curing rather than the cure itself.
ACESTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of AKESTES. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill, Acestes shot his arrow with such force that it caught fire... [more]
ACHAIOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek The meaning of this name is a little uncertain; it may have been derived from Greek αχος (achos) meaning "grief, pain, woe" (also see ACHILLES). It is also interesting to note that there is the Greek word achaia, which was an epithet of the Greek goddess Demeter... [more]
ACHALLfIrish Mythology Achall, daughter of Cairbre Nia Fer, king of Tara, and his wife Fedelm Noíchrothach, is a minor character from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. After her brother Erc was killed by Conall Cernach, she died of grief on a hill near Tara, which was named Achall after her.
ACHATESmRoman Mythology, Greek Mythology Perhaps derived from the name of a river in Sicily, Italy, or from the name of the type of rock often found there. This is the name of two separate characters in Roman and Greek mythology.
ACHELOISfGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek Feminine form of Achelôios (see ACHELOUS). In Greek myth this was the name of a minor moon goddess as well as a general name for water nymphs and an epithet of the Sirens (as the daughters of Achelous).
ACHERONmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn) meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos) meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai meaning "marsh-like water"... [more]
ACHIROËfGreek Mythology Etymology unknown, perhaps related to ἄχος (akhos) meaning "distress, grief" and ρόη (rhoe) meaning "flow, stream, river".
ACHLYSfGreek Mythology Means "death-mist, mist-over-eyes" in Greek. In Greek mythology Achlys was the personification of misery and sadness as well as daemon of the "death-mist", i.e., the clouding over of the eyes preceding death... [more]
ACINTYAmIndonesian Mythology Derived from Sanskrit अचिन्त्य (achintya) meaning "incomprehensible, inconceivable". This is the name of the supreme god in Balinese Hinduism, sometimes called Sang Hyang Widhi or Sang Hyang Tunggal... [more]
ACOETESmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκοίτης (Akoites) meaning "bedfellow, husband". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the helmsman of a ship that landed on the island of Naxos, where some of the sailors found a beautiful sleeping boy and brought him on board with them... [more]
ACORANmGuanche Mythology From Guanche aqqoran, derived from *āhɣuran "God", literally "the Celestial", from *ahɣur "firmament, vault of heaven, sky". This was the name of the supreme god in the mythology of the Guanches indigenous to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands.
ACRAEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκραία (Akraia), an epithet of numerous goddesses whose temples were situated on hills or mountains, including Athena and Hera, which meant "of the heights" or "dwelling on the heights"... [more]
ACRAEPHEUSmGreek Mythology Etymology unknown, although it may be related to ακραίος (akraios) meaning "extreme", or "marginal, at the edge". In Greek mythology, he is a son of APOLLO.
ACRATOPOTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρατοπότης (Akratopotês) meaning "drinker of unmixed wine", derived from ἄκρατος (akratos) "unmixed, undiluted, pure", a word used of liquids and effectively meaning "wine without water", and πότης (potês) "drinker"... [more]
ACRISIUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκρίσιος (Akrisios), which is possibly derived from Greek ἀκρίς (akris) meaning "locust". In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a king of Argos who enclosed his daughter DANAË in an impenetrable bronze tower (or a deep underground cave)... [more]
ACTAEONmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion), which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of ARISTAEUS and Autonoe in Boeotia... [more]
ACTAEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἀκταῖος (Aktaios), which may have been derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore"... [more]
ACTORmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Ἄκτωρ (Aktor), which is derived from Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr) meaning "leader", which in turn is ultimately derived from Greek ἄγω (agō) meaning "to lead"... [more]
ACUSILAUSmGreek Mythology Son of Cabas or Scabras, and was a Greek logographer, and he also wrote genealogies according to the Suda.
ADAMANTHEAfGreek Mythology Possibly derived from ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adamas) “invincible, untameable” (composed of the elements ἀ (a) “not” and δαμάζω (damazo) “I tame”). In Greek myth, she was the nymph who nursed ZEUS (when RHEA gave CRONUS a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus)... [more]
ADEONAfRoman Mythology The Roman goddess who guides the child back home, after it has left the parental house for the first time and monitored its coming and going in learning to walk.
ADGILIS DEDAfGeorgian Mythology Means "the mother of locality" or "place mother", from Georgian ადგილი (adgili) meaning "place" and დედა (deda) meaning "mother". In Georgian mythology, Adgilis Deda is the goddess of fertility and livestock portrayed as a beautiful woman with silver jewelry... [more]
ADHRITmHinduism A name for the Hindu Lord Vishnu, Adhrit means " the one who supports everyone but does not need to support himself " it is also of Sanskrit origin.
ADMETUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Ἄδμητος (Admetos), from Greek ἄδμητος (admêtos) "unbroken" - a word usually reserved for oxen, hence also "wild" or "untamed". In Greek myth this was the name of a king of Pherae in Sicily, the husband of Alcestis, who died for him.
ADRESTIAfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Variant form of Adrastia, which is one of the various latinized forms of ADRASTEIA. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a war figure and goddess of revenge and balance, who often battled in war... [more]
ADRIKAfIndian, Hinduism Means "small mountain" in Sanskrit. According to the Mahabharata, Adrika is an apsara (a female spirit of clouds and waters) who was the mother of Matsya and Satyavati.
ADROAmAfrican Mythology The God of the Lugbara, who dwell in the area between Zaire and Uganda. Adroa had two aspects: good and evil. He was looked on as the creator of heaven and Earth, and was said to appear to a person who was about to die... [more]
ADSULLATAfCeltic Mythology Meaning unknown, possibly British adsiltia "she who is gazed at". This was the name of a river goddess worshipped by the Continental Celts. It may be an older form of ESYLLT.
ADVAITmSanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism Means "not dual" in Sanskrit. One of its forms advaita is a branch of Hinduism called advaita vedanta.
AËDONfGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἀηδών (aēdōn) "songstress" or from Greek ἀηδονίς (aēdonis) "nightingale". Also compare Greek ἀοιδή (aoidē) meaning "song". This was the name of a legendary queen of Thebes who plotted to kill her rival NIOBE's son, but killed her own son accidentally... [more]
AEDOSfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek Αιδως (Aidos) which meant "modesty, decency". In Greek mythology, Aedos was a goddess or daimona of modesty, reverence and respect and a companion of the goddess NEMESIS.
AEËTESmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αἰήτης (Aiêtês), possibly derived from Greek αἴητος (aiêtos) "terrible, mighty". In Greek mythology Aeëtes was a king of Colchis in Asia Minor (modern Georgia) and the father of Medea... [more]
ÆFSATImOssetian Mythology Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Ossetian protector of wild animals, deer, boars, and mountain goats.
AEGAfGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, she nursed Zeus (when Rhea gave Cronus a stone to swallow instead of the new-born Zeus). She is sometimes a woman, sometimes a nymph, and sometimes the daughter of gods. Her name is either connected with the Ancient Greek αίξ, which signifies a "goat", or with άιξ, a "gale of wind"; and this circumstance has led some critics to consider the myth about her as made up of two distinct ones, one being of an astronomical nature and derived from the constellation CAPELLA, the rise of which brings storms and tempests, and the other referring to the goat which was believed to have suckled the infant Zeus in Crete.
AEGAEONmGreek Mythology Means "stormy one", "goatish", or "Aegean" in Greek. Aegaeon is the god of the storms of the Aegean Sea in Greek mythology.
AEGEAfGreek Mythology She was sister to CIRCE and Pasiphae, and daughter of the sun. When the Titans attacked the gods of Olympus, GAIA placed Aegea in a cave to hide her shining loveliness.
AEGIALEUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αἰγιαλεύς (Aigialeus), which is derived from Greek αἰγιαλός (aigialos) meaning "beach, sea-shore". Also compare Greek αἴξ (aix) meaning "a tall wave"... [more]
AEGINAfGreek Mythology (Latinized) From the Greek Αιγινη (Aigine), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps an alternative name for the plant known as Etruscan honeysuckle in English. In Greek mythology she was a naiad loved by ZEUS, who abducted her in the form of an eagle, carrying her off to the island of Attica... [more]
ÆGIRmNorse Mythology Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. Ægir was the Norse god of the sea, whom sailors both worshipped and feared, for they believed he would occasionally appear on the surface to take ships, men and cargo alike, with him to his hall at the bottom of the ocean.
AEGLEISfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αἰγληίς (Aigleis), a derivative of αἴγλη (aigle) meaning "radiance, splendour" (compare AEGLE). In Greek mythology this name belonged to one of the Hyacinthides, the four daughters of Hyacinthus the Lacedaemonian, who was said to have moved to Athens and, in compliance with an oracle, to have caused his daughters to be sacrificed by the Athenians on the tomb of the Cyclops Geraestus for the purpose of delivering the city from famine and the plague, under which it was suffering during the war with Minos.
AELLOPOUSfGreek Mythology Means "swift as a whirlwind", literally "whirlwood-footed", from Greek ἄελλα (aella) meaning "a stormy wind, whirlwind" and πούς (pous) "foot". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Iris, the swift messenger of the gods... [more]
AE-OYNA-KAMUYmFar Eastern Mythology A KAMUY (god or spirit) in Ainu mythology. Described as a man encircled by smoke and flame, under which he wears a coat of bark, he is said to have taught humans domestic skills, earning him the moniker AYNURAKKUR ("father of humanity").
AEQUITASm & fRoman Mythology Means "equity, equality, fairness" in Latin. During the Roman Empire, Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins... [more]
AERACURAfCeltic Mythology Of unclear origin. It has been connected with Latin aes, aeris "copper, bronze, money, wealth" as well as era "mistress" and the name of the Greek goddess HERA.... [more]
AERFENfWelsh Mythology Welsh form of Aerten, the name of a Brythonic goddess of fate. Aerten is derived from Proto-Celtic *agro- "carnage, slaughter" (cf... [more]
AERGIAfGreek Mythology The name of the Ancient Greek personification of sloth and idleness. Her name means "inactivity".
AERICURAfCeltic Mythology (Latinized) The origins of this name are uncertain; probably a Latinized form of a Celtic name, although some Latin roots have been suggested (including aes, genitive aeris, "brass, copper, bronze, money, wealth"; and era, genitive erae, "mistress of a house")... [more]
AEROPEfGreek Mythology Possibly from an ancient name for the bee-eater, a type of bird. In Greek myth Aerope was a daughter of the king of Crete, granddaughter of MINOS and wife of ATREUS (to whom she was married after the death of his son and her first husband PLEISTHENES - with whom she had sons AGAMEMNON and MENELAUS)... [more]
ÆSCFERÐmAnglo-Saxon Mythology The first element of this name is Old English æsc "ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð "soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð) or a variant form of Old English friþ "peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith)... [more]
ÆSCHEREmAnglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Mythology Derived from the Old English elements æsc "ash tree" and here "army". This name occurs in the 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf' belonging to King Hroðgar's most trusted adviser; Æschere is killed by Grendel's mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendel's death.
AESEPUSmGreek Mythology A river god in Greek mythology, personifying the river and town of Aesepus (today Gönen, Turkey).
A'ESSUmAfrican Mythology One who provides direct connections to others to benefit everyone and consistently seeks new information to provide to those connected. Relative to the English word "Learned" and African name "Sekou" (SAY~KOO)
AETHENOTHmFolklore, Pet Likely a variant or corruption of ÆTHELNOÐ. This was the name of the horse of Lady GODIVA who rode down the streets of Coventry, England in the nude.
AETHERmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of AITHER. In Greek mythology, Aether was the primordial god of the upper sky. The Greek word at the root of his name has also come to be the name of the fifth element (the heavens) in alchemy.
AETHRAfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αιθρη (Aithre) meaning "bright, purer air; the sky" in Greek (from aithein "to burn, shine"). This was the name of several characters in Greek myth including the mother of THESEUS, a captive of Troy, at the service of HELEN until the city was besieged.
AETNAfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αἴτνη (Aitne), perhaps from aithein "to burn". Aetna was the Greek personification of Mount Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Its strange noises were attributed to the ironworking of VULCAN's forge.
AEXfGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation CAPELLA... [more]
AFAGDDUmWelsh Mythology Derived from Welsh y fagddu meaning "utter darkness". In Welsh legends this was originally a nickname belonging to the Arthurian warrior Morfran, who was so ugly and hairy that when he fought at the battle of Camlann, none of the other warriors struck him because they thought he was a devil; later legends transferred the character's ugliness and nickname to a brother, Afagddu.
AFALLACHmWelsh Mythology Probably derived from Middle Welsh afall "apple". This may be cognate with Abelio or ABELLIO, the name of a Gaulish god, which is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *aballo- "apple" (also the source of the mythical place name AVALON)... [more]
AFImNorse Mythology Means "grandfather" in Old Norse. In the Rígsþula, Afi and his wife AMMA are one of the three couples the god Rígr visits.
AFRASIABmPersian Mythology, Pashto (Rare) Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.
AGANIPPEfGreek Mythology The name of various figures in Greek mythology. The most well known Aganippe was the name of both a fountain and the naiad associated with it. The well was created by the hooves of Pegasus and was associated with the Muses as a source of poetic inspiration... [more]
AGLAONOEfGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγλαός (aglaos) meaning "splendid, shining, bright" (see AGLAOS) combined with the Greek noun νόος (noos) meaning "mind".... [more]
AGLAOPEfGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγλαός (aglaos) meaning "splendid, shining, bright" (see AGLAOS) combined with either the Greek noun ὄψ (ops) meaning "voice" or the Greek noun ὤψ (ops) meaning "eye, face, countenance".... [more]
AGLAOPHEMEfGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγλαόφημος (aglaophemos) meaning "of splendid fame", which consists of the Greek adjective ἀγλαός (aglaos) meaning "splendid, shining, bright" (see AGLAOS) combined with the Greek noun φήμη (pheme) meaning "prophetic saying" as well as "rumour" and "(good) report, repute, fame".... [more]
AGLAOPHONOSm & fGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ἀγλαόφωνος (aglaophonos) meaning "with a splendid voice", which consists of the Greek adjective ἀγλαός (aglaos) meaning "splendid, shining, bright" (see AGLAOS) combined with the Greek noun φωνή (phone) meaning "voice" as well as "sound, tone".... [more]
AGLOOLIKm & fInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Agloolik is a spirit that lives underneath the ice and gives aid to fishermen and hunters.
AGNImNorse Mythology, Icelandic Short form of names beginning with Agi- or Egg-. In the Ynglingatal, Agni Skjálfarbondi is a legendary Swedish king, one of the Ynglingar (Swedish royal dynasty in the early Middle Ages). His wife Skalf hanged him with his own necklace.
AGRONmAlbanian, Greek Mythology From the Ancient Greek Ἄγρων (Ágrōn) meaning "field" or "wild, rustic", or from Albanian ag "dawn". This was the name of an Illyrian king, husband of TEUTA... [more]
AGROTORAfGreek Mythology This was an epithet of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS, under which title she was regarded as the patron goddess of hunters. Conceivably related to Greek ἄγρᾱ (agra) "hunt, catch" and the name of the Brythonic war goddess AGRONA, from old Celtic agro "battle, carnage".
AGWÉmHaitian Creole, Mythology Haitian name meaning "spirit of the sea". In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé (also spelt Goue, Agoueh, or Agive), is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors.
AHALYAfHinduism From Sanskrit अहल (ahala) meaning "unploughed, unfurrowed". In Hindu mythology Ahalya was a woman created by the god Brahma. She was married to the sage Gautama Maharishi but was seduced by Indra, causing her husband to punish her for her infidelity by turning her into stone... [more]
AHEZfBreton Legend Of unknown origin and meaning, albeit a connection to Welsh aches, a word denoting the sound of the water clashing on the shore, has been suggested. In Breton legend, Ahez is always described as the daughter of King GRALON, sometimes described as a sorceress, enchantress, fairy or giantess, and often, though not always, considered identical with DAHUD... [more]
AHKIYYINImInuit Mythology In Eskimo folklore there is a skeleton-ghost named Ahkiyyini. He was always dancing when he was alive, and his skeleton comes back every so often to do a jig that shakes the ground and turns boats over in the river... [more]
AHURANIfNear Eastern Mythology, Persian Mythology Means "she who belongs to Ahura" in Avestan, from the name AHURA, referring to either the creator god Ahura Mazda or the various other ahuras of the Avesta, combined with the feminine suffix -ani meaning "companion, wife, mate"... [more]
ÁImNorse Mythology Derived from Old Norse ái meaning "great-grandfather, ancestor". In Norse mythology, this is the name of both a dwarf and the husband of Edda.
AIAfGreek Mythology A Naiad associated with a well, spring or fountain of the town of Aia, also known as Kolkhis, on the Black Sea. Her name was taken from that place. According to myth she was loved and pursued by the local river-god Phasis, and saved from him by the gods who transformed her into an island bearing that name.
AIAKOSmGreek Mythology Meaning uncertain. One source derives the name from the Greek verb ἀΐσσω (aisso) meaning "to run, to dart, to shoot", whilst another source connects the name to the Greek adjective αἰακτός (aiaktos) meaning "lamentable, wailing, miserable"... [more]
AIDEfBasque Mythology Derived from Basque aide "air", Aide is a supernatural entity that either helps or hinders the living. She could manifest herself in both good (gentle breeze) and evil (storm wind) forms.
AIDONEUSmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek αἰδώς (aidōs), which can mean "reverence, awe, respect" as well as "shame". Also compare Greek αἰδέομαι (aideomai) meaning "to be ashamed"... [more]
AIDOSfGreek Mythology From Greek Αἰδώς aidṓs "shame, respect, reverence." This is the Greek goddess of shame, modesty, and humility.
AILLEANNfIrish Mythology This was the true name of the Grey-hammed Lady who, in an Irish romance, married King Arthur when she took him and his men to the Otherworld. She was the daughter of DAIRE (Daere in Welsh legend), a fairy king, by Rathlean... [more]
AIMENDfIrish Mythology Irish sun godess. This name appears to be derived from Proto-Celtic aidu-mandā. The name literally means "burning stain," which may have been a byword for the notion of ‘sunburn.’ The Romano-British form of this Proto-Celtic name is likely to have been AEDUMANDA.
AINIAfGreek Mythology Ainia was an Amazon who presumably accompanied Penthesilea to the Trojan War and was eventuelly killed by Achilles. She is known only from an Attic terracotta relief fragment.
AININAfGeorgian Mythology Meaning unknown, though it is believed that her name is a corruption of the name DANINA, derived from Georgian da and nana. Ainina is a Georgian goddess and in a pair with the deity DANINA.
AIONmGreek Mythology Aion comes from the Greek word "Αἰών" meaning century and is the circle encompassing the universe and zodiac. Aion is the god of eternity unlike Chronos (the god of time).
AITHALOSmGreek Mythology Derived from either the Greek noun αἴθαλος (aithalos) meaning "thick smoke, smoky flame" or the Greek noun αἰθάλη (aithale) meaning "soot". Also compare the Greek adjective αἰθαλέος (aithaleos) meaning "smoky"... [more]
AITHERmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun αἰθήρ (aither) meaning "ether, heaven", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb αἴθω (aitho) meaning "to ignite, to light (up), to kindle, to burn" (see AITHON).
AITIONmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective αἴτιος (aitios) meaning "responsible" as well as "culpable, guilty, blameworthy", which is ultimately derived from the Greek noun αἰτία (aitia) meaning "responsibility" as well as "guilt, blame, accusation"... [more]
AITNEfGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Aitne is the name of a nymph seduced by Zeus. This is also the name of one of the moons of Jupiter. Mount Aetna's name also derives from this name.
AJATARfFinnish Mythology Possibly from Finnish ajaa, menaing "to pursue", and the ending -tar, translates to "female pursuer". She is an evil, female spirit in Finnish Mythology. She lives in the woods on the Pohjola Mountains.
AJBITmMayan Mythology One of the thirteen Mayan gods who created human beings. Ajbit assisted in the actual construction work.
AJOKmAfrican Mythology The god of the Lotuko, a Sudanese people. It was believed that he was benevolent, but only if men chose to keep him so. Family strife was seen to be the cue for death to enter the family, and indeed a story is told of a Lotuko mother who implored Ajok to restore her dead child to life... [more]
AJUTfGreenlandic, Inuit Mythology Derived from Canadian Arctic ajujuq meaning "runs away". In Greenland mythology Ajut is the name of the woman who flees from her pursuer and becomes the sun.
AJYSYTfSiberian Mythology Means "birthgiver" or "mother of cradles" in Yakut. Ajysyt wwas the mother goddess in Yakut mythology. She was said to be present whenever one of her people gave birth, and she brought with her the soul of the child, so that a complete human being could be brought into existence.
AKENmEgyptian Mythology The custodian of the ferryboat who ferries the souls of the deceased to the Egyptian underworld of Duat, and he was also said to rule Duat in general on behalf of OSIRIS... [more]
AKHLUTm & fInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Akhlut is a spirit that takes the form of both a wolf and an orca. It is a vicious, dangerous beast. Its tracks can be recognized because they are wolf tracks that lead to and from the ocean.