OinopionmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective οἰνωπός (oinopos) meaning "wine-coloured, wine-dark" as well as "wine-coloured in complexion" or "ruddy-complexioned". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek noun οινος (oinos) meaning "wine"... [more]
OinotrosmGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek οἶνος (oinos) meaning "wine" and τρέπω (trepo) "to turn (towards a thing)", perhaps meaning "addicted to wine". In Greek mythology this was borne by a son of Lycaon who went to Italy and became the eponymous king of Oenotria.
OizysfGreek Mythology Means "misery, woe, or distress." Oizys was the spirit of misery and woe, distress and suffering. She was one of the malevolent children of Nyx.
OkinagatarashifJapanese Mythology In Japanese mythology, this was Empress Jingu's name before she took the throne. Her name is derived from the honorific o, 息 meaning "breath", 長 meaning "long, long time, everlasting, increasing", 帯 , refering to the obi on a kimono, or "belt, band", 比 meaning "equal, match, comparison" and 売 meaning "to sell".
OkridionmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ὀκρίδες (okrides), which is the plural form of Greek ὄκρις (okris) meaning "peak, point" (which is often in reference to a mountain top). Also compare the Greek adjective ὀκριοειδής (okrioeides) meaning "rugged, jagged".
OkyrhoefAncient Greek, Greek Mythology OKYRHOE (Ocyrhoe) was a Naiad-nymph of the Aegean island of Samos. She was pursued by the god Apollon and when she tried to flee from the island, he turned the boat to stone and the sailor into a pilot-fish... [more]
OnatahfNew World Mythology In Iroquois mythology, Onatah was one of the Deohako (the Life Supporters, or Three Sisters.) Onatah represented the spirit of the corn, while her two sisters represented beans and squash. In one common Iroquois legend, Onatah was stolen by Tawiscara and hidden underground, causing a great famine until she was found and freed... [more]
OphelestesmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ὄφελος (ophelos) meaning "help, advantage" combined with the Attic Greek suffix -της (-tes), which forms nouns that represent a state of being.... [more]
OphionmGreek Mythology Diminutive form of Ophios, as this name contains the Greek diminutive suffix -ιων (-ion). In Greek mythology, Ophion was a titan who ruled Olympus together with Eurynome until the two were (forcibly) replaced by Cronus and Rhea.
OpsfRoman Mythology Derived from the Latin noun ops which can mean "power, might, influence" as well as "aid, help, support" and "wealth, abundance, riches, resources." In Roman mythology, Ops (also called Opis) is a fertility goddess who is the wife of Saturn and mother of (among others) Jupiter and Juno.
OrcusmRoman Mythology Likely a Roman transliteration of Horcus. In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld and the punisher of broken oaths.
OreithyiafGreek Mythology An Athenian princess whom the god of the North wind, Boreas, fell in love with and swept off to marry while she was out dancing. Their sons became the Argonauts.
Orendaf & mNew World Mythology Orenda roughly translates into "Great Spirit", "divine essence", "Holy Spirit", or simply "God" in Iroquois.... [more]
OrestheusmGreek Mythology Probably a more elaborate form of Orestes, which is ultimately derived from Greek όρος (oros) meaning "mountain, hill". It is at least quite unlikely that this is a compound name where the second element is derived from Greek θεος (theos) meaning "god", because then the name would have been spelled as Ὀρεσθεος (Orestheos) in Greek... [more]
OrithyiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek Ορειθυια (Oreithyia) which possibly meant "woman raging in the mountains" from Greek ορειος (oreios) "of the mountains" (from oros "mountain"; cf... [more]
OrnytosmGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek ὄρνυμι (ornymi) or Greek ὀρνύω (ornyo), both of which mean "to rouse, to stir, to awaken". These words may be etymologically related to Greek ὄρνις (ornis) meaning "bird, chicken".
OrsilochosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is uncertain. It might possibly be derived from ὄρσω (orso), the future case of the Greek verb ὄρνυμι (ornymi) meaning "to awaken, to arouse" as well as "to raise, to excite" and "to stir up"... [more]
OrthrosmGreek Mythology 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".
OstarafGermanic Mythology, Popular Culture Hypothetical Old High German form of the name of a Germanic goddess of fertility and spring (probably originally of sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox), reconstructed by linguist Jacob Grimm... [more]
Ot EnefMythology Altai, Kyrgyz and Turkmen form of Od Ana, derived from ot meaning "fire" and ene meaning "mother".
OthagwendamNew World Mythology Sapling, the older twin brother of Juskaha, culture heroes of the Seneca. They were born to a young woman magically impregnated by the West Wind. Flint was cast out by his grandmother who hated him, but Juskaha went looking for him and found him in a hollow tree, and took him back home where they grew up together... [more]
OthryoneusmGreek Mythology The meaning of this name is a bit uncertain. If it is derived from only one element, then it possibly basically means "of Mount Othrys", derived from Greek Όθρυς (Othrys), the name of the mountain... [more]
OtohimefJapanese Mythology Means "luminous jewel" or "youngest princess". She was a goddess is Japanese mythology, also known as Toyotama-Hime.... [more]
OtrerafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Queen of the Amazons in Greek mythology, Otrera is sometimes considered the mythological founder of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, which was closely connected with Amazons. She is also sometimes considered the founder of the Amazon nation, though many myths place the first Amazons much earlier.
OxyporosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective ὀξυπόρος (oxyporos) meaning "passing rapidly". It consists of the Greek adjective ὀξύς (oxys) meaning "sharp, keen, pointed" as well as "quick, swift" combined with the Greek noun πόρος (poros) meaning "passage, passage-way" as well as "ford, strait, ferry" (as in, a means of passing over a body of water).
PaaliaqmInuit Mythology a fictional shaman in the book The Curse of the Shaman, written by Michael Kusugak, who supplied Kavelaars with the names of giants from Inuit mythology that were used for other Saturnian moons.
PäivätärfFinnish Mythology The Finnish goddess of the sun, who is associated with silver, silver yarn and beauty. Her name is derived from päivä meaning "day" and an old poetic term for the sun, and the feminine ending -tar.
PakhetfEgyptian Mythology Means "she who scratches" in Ancient Egyptian. This was the name of a lion-headed war goddess.
PalaestrafAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Feminine Greek name derived from παλαίστρα (palaestra), the name of a wrestling school. This was the name of two characters in Greek myth - one of them the mortal lover of Hermes, the other his daughter, the goddess of wrestling.
PalaimonmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb παλαιμονέω (palaimoneo) meaning "to wrestle, to fight", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb παλαίω (palaio) meaning "to wrestle"... [more]
PalladiosmGreek Mythology Means "palladium" in Greek. In Greek mythology and legend, palladium (or palladion) was a magical metal that the safety of the ancient city of Troy depended on. Nowadays the word palladium is used to describe anything that will provide the well-being of a country or nation.
PammeropefGreek Mythology Perhaps from Greek παμ- (pam-), a variant of παν (pan) "all, every", combined with μέροψ (merops) "dividing the voice, articulate" or "bee-eater" (species Merops apiaster; compare Merops, Merope)... [more]
PamphilefAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Feminine form of Pamphilos. This was the name of a legendary woman who invented silk weaving on the Greek island of Kos. A historic bearer was Pamphile of Epidaurus, a 1st-century historian who was much esteemed in antiquity for her Historical Commentaries... [more]
PanamInuit Mythology In Inuit mythology, Pana was the god who cared for souls in the underworld (Adlivun) before they were reincarnated.... [more]
PanaceafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Πανάκεια (Panakeia), from Greek πανακής (panakês) "all-healing". This word, πανάκεια (panakeia), was used of various herbs reputed to have universal healing powers, and was personified as a goddess of remedies, cures and universal healing, daughter to Asclepius and Epione... [more]
PandarusmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Literature, Theatre Latinized form of Greek Πάνδαρος (Pandaros), which was possibly derived from παν (pan) "all" and an uncertain second element. This is the name of a mythical archer who appears in stories of the Trojan War, and "who by an arrow-shot violates the truce between the Trojans and Greeks, and is afterwards slain by Diomedes." In Homer's 'Iliad' he is portrayed as an energetic and impetuous warrior, but in medieval literature he becomes a witty and licentious figure who facilitates the affair between Troilus and Cressida... [more]
PandiafGreek Mythology (Latinized) In some cases this is a latinized form of Greek Πανδείη (Pandeie) or Πανδεία (Pandeia) - though the spelling Πανδία (Pandia) has also been used - which may be related to the word πανδῖος (pandios) meaning "all-divine"... [more]
PandrososfGreek Mythology Means "all bedewed" from a combination of Greek παν (pan) "all" and δροσος (drosos) "dew". In Greek mythology Pandrosos was one of the three daughters of Kekrops, the first king of Athens, along with her sisters Aglauros and Herse... [more]
PandrosusfGreek Mythology Derived from πᾰν- (pan-) meaning "all" and δρόσος (drósos) meaning "dew, pure water" or "young of animals".
PandumHinduism Means "pale, whitish, yellowish" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of the father of the Pandavas and the husband of Kunti.
PanhumChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 盘 (pan, meaning “plate”) and 瓠 (hu, meaning “gourd”). This is the name of a hound in Chinese mythology who possessed a five-colored pelt. He is considered the ancestor of several ethnic minorities in southern China, such as the Yao and She peoples.
PaniafMaori, Polynesian Mythology Pania, often styled "Pania of the Reef", is a figure of Māori mythology, and a symbol of the New Zealand city of Napier.
PanopefGreek Mythology Means "all-seeing", derived from Greek παν (pan) "all" combined with Greek ωψ (ops) "eye, face". In Greek mythology, Panope is the name of one of the fifty daughters of Thespius and Megamede.
PantaristefGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek πάντες (pantes) meaning "all", which is ultimately derived from Greek πᾶς (pas) meaning "all, for all, of all". The second element is derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "best"... [more]
PanteafPersian, Persian Mythology (?), History (?) Persian form of Panthea. Pantea Arteshbod was a 6th-century BC Persian commander during the reign of Cyrus the Great. She was said to be the most beautiful woman in Asia, so she wore a mask during battle to stop men from falling in love with her.
PanthalisfGreek Mythology Panthalis is a figure in Greek mythology. She was a servant of Helena. Derived from παν (pan) "all" and θαλλω (thallo) meaning "to blossom".
PantheafGreek Mythology (Latinized) 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"... [more]
PanthousmGreek Mythology Panthous was originally a priest of Apollo at Delphi. When Priam, after Troy had been destroyed by Heracles, sent a son of Antenor to Delphi to inquire whether it was appropriate to build a new citadel on the foundations of the destroyed city, said son of Antenor was charmed by Panthous' beauty and carried him off... [more]
ParcafRoman Mythology One of the three goddesses of fate in relation to birthing. See also Nona and Decima. Parca or Partula oversees partus, birth as the initial separation from the mother's body (as in English '"postpartum")... [more]
ParibanoufFolklore Composed of Persian پری (pari) "fairy" and بانو (bânu) "lady". This is the name of a female genie in the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tale 'The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou'.
PariksheetmHinduism Hindu mythology character of mahabharat known as king pariksheet he was a son of abhimanu and grandson of Arjuna
ParthenopaiosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek παρθενος (parthénos) meaning "maiden, girl, virgin". The second element is probably derived from Greek παῖς (pais) "child", which would give the name as a whole the meaning of "child of a virgin".1 Another possibility is that the second element is derived from Greek οψ (ops) "voice", which would then make the name a masculine form of Parthenope... [more]
PasiphaëfGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πασιφαής (pasiphaēs) meaning "shining on all", which is ultimately derived from Greek πᾶς (pas) meaning "all, for all, of all" combined with Greek φάος (phaos) meaning "light" (related to Greek φῶς (phos) "light")... [more]
PasitheafGreek Mythology Means "goddess of all", derived from Greek πᾶς (pas) meaning "all, for all, of all" combined with Greek θεα (thea) meaning "goddess". In Greek mythology she was one of the Charites, married to Hypnos, the god of sleep and dreams; she may have been regarded as a goddess of rest and relaxation or of hallucinations and hallucinogenic drugs.
PeirenefGreek Mythology The name of a naiad of the fresh-water spring of the city of Korinthos and a daughter of Asopos. She was carried off by Poseidon and bore him two sons. Her name may be derived from the element πειραίνω (peiraino), and either mean "tied, fastened" or "the fastening one"... [more]
PeisandrosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun πεῖσα (peisa) meaning "obedience" or the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)"... [more]
PeisenormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun πεῖσα (peisa) meaning "obedience" or the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)"... [more]
PeisidikefGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun πεῖσα (peisa) meaning "obedience" or the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)"... [more]
PeisinoefGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun πεῖσα (peisa) meaning "obedience" or the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)"... [more]
Peisism & fAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion" as well as "affection, susceptibility". It is ultimately derived from Greek πείσομαι (peisomai), which is the first-person singular future middle indicative of the Greek verbs πάσχω (pascho) meaning "to undergo, to experience, to feel (an emotion)" and πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)".... [more]
PeisistratosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun πεῖσα (peisa) meaning "obedience" or the Greek noun πεῖσις (peisis) meaning "persuasion". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)"... [more]
PeithofGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)".... [more]
PeleusmGreek Mythology Probably derived from Greek πηλός (pelos) meaning "clay". However, it could also have been derived from Greek πελός (pelos) meaning "grey, dark-coloured." In Greek mythology, Peleus was the father of Achilles.
PenarddunfWelsh Mythology Means "chief beauty" or "most fair", derived from the Welsh elements pen "head, chief, foremost" and arddun "fair, beautiful". In Welsh mythology she was a wife of the sea-god Llyr.
PeniafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek Πενία "deficiency; poverty", Penia was the personification of poverty and need. She married Porus at Aphrodite's birthday and was sometimes considered the mother of Eros.
PennmEnglish, Welsh Mythology Means "head, top" in Welsh. This was the name of two characters in Welsh legend. It can also come from the English surname which was from a place name meaning "hill" in Old English.
PenthesileafGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Penthesilea was an Amazonian queen, daughter of Ares and Otrera, and sister of Hippolyta, Antiope and Melanippe. She led her troops to the Trojan War in support of King Priamos.... [more]
PentheusmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πένθος (penthos) meaning "grief, sorrow, sadness, mourning". In Greek mythology, Pentheus was the name of a king of Thebes.
PeriboiafGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek word περιβοάω (periboaô) meaning "to defame", composed of περι (peri) "around" and βοάω (boaô) "to shout, to proclaim" (when used of the wind and waves, "to roar" and "to howl")... [more]
PerileosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek περί (peri) meaning "around, near, surrounding" combined with λεώς (leos) meaning "the people" (see Leos), which is the Attic Greek form of ancient Greek λαος (laos) meaning "the people"... [more]
PeriphronmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek περί (peri) meaning "around, near, surrounding". The second element is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
PerkūnasmBaltic Mythology, Lithuanian (Rare) Derived from Proto-Indo-European *perkwunos or *perkunos, which itself is ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *perkwus or *perkṷu meaning "oak tree" or "fir tree"... [more]
PertundafRoman Mythology Pertunda enabled sexual penetration. Pertunda is the female personification of the verb pertundere, "to penetrate", and seems to be a name for invoking a divine power specific to this function.
PhaethousafGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek Means "beaming, radiant" in Greek, being a participle of the verb φαέθω (phaethô) "to shine". In Greek mythology this was the name of a daughter of the sun god Helios by the nymph Neaira... [more]
PhaidimosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from Greek φαίδιμος (phaidimos) meaning "shining, radiant, glistening". This was the name of several characters in Greek legend, including a king of Sidon mentioned in the 'Odyssey'... [more]
PhainonmGreek Mythology The name of a mythological celestial deity, the god of either Saturn or the planet Jupiter. The name is ultimately derived from the root φαινω (phaino) meaning "shining".
PhemefGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Pheme was the personification of fame and renown. Her favour being notability, her wrath being scandalous rumors. She was a daughter either of Gaia or of Elpis... [more]
PhilonoefGreek Mythology The name of a number of characters in Greek mythology. Philonoe is derived from νοέω (noeō) meaning “to intend, to perceive, to see, to understand" and φίλος (philos) meaning “beloved”.
PhilophrosynefGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". The second element is derived from Greek φρενός (phrenos) "mind", which is related to the Greek verb φρονεῖν (phronein) "to think, to judge, to estimate"... [more]
PhilotesfGreek Mythology Means "friendship" or "affection" in Greek. Philotes was the Greek goddess of friendship and affection. Her Roman equivalent is Amicitia.
PhilyrafGreek Mythology Means "lime-tree" in Greek. This was the name of an Oceanid nymph loved by the Titan Cronus. 'When his wife Rhea came upon their rendezvous, he quickly transformed himself into a horse to escape detection... [more]
PhilyrefGreek Mythology Means "linden tree" in Greek. In mythology, this is the name of an Ocean nymph and mother of Chiron.
PhlegonmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Essentially means "burning, aflame, inflamed, fiery", since it is derived from the Greek verb φλέγω (phlego) meaning "to burn (up), to inflame". A known bearer of this name was Phlegon of Tralles (2nd century AD), a Greek writer and freedman of the Roman emperor Hadrian.... [more]
PhobetormGreek Mythology From the Greek name Φοβητωρ (Phobētōr) meaning "frightening"; ultimately from Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos) "fear, terror, fright". In Greek mythology, Phobetor (or Ikelos) was the god of and personification nightmares and a son of Nyx.
PhocusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek name Φῶκος (Phokos), which is a variant form of Phokas (see Phocas). This name was borne by at least four characters in Greek mythology.
PhorkysmGreek Mythology Meaning "of the sea". In mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of Nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
PhoroneusmGreek Mythology Possibly means "to bring help", derived from Greek φορεω (phoreo) "to bring, to carry, to bear" combined with Greek ὀνή (onē) meaning "help". Another possibility is that the name is derived from Greek φόρον (phoron) meaning "forum, market", or even from Greek φόρος (phoros) meaning "tribute, tax"... [more]
PhosphorosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek φῶς (phos) "light" combined with Greek φορεω (phoreo) "to carry, to bear." For the latter element, also compare Greek φερω (phero), which has the same meaning... [more]
PhosthoniafGreek Mythology Means "light" (phôster) in Greek. This was the name of one of the Alcyonides, Alkyoneus, the King of the Giants. When Herakles slew their father, they cast themselves into the sea and were transformed by Amphitrite into kingfishers.
Phra Mae ThoranifFar Eastern Mythology Thai chthonic earth goddess. Her name is derived from พระ (phra), an honorific title, แม่ (mae) meaning "mother" and the Pali word dhāraṇī meaning "ground, earth".
PhroniosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
Phrontism & fGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun φροντίς (phrontis) meaning "thought, care, attention", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
PhthonosmGreek Mythology From Greek φθόνος (phthonos) meaning "ill-will, malice, envy, jealousy". In Greek mythology Phthonos was the daimon or spirit of envy and jealousy; he was particularly associated with the jealous passions of love.
PhylasmGreek Mythology Derived from φῠλᾰ́σσω (phulássō) meaning "to watch, guard, protect", "to ambush", "to wait for" or "to maintain, preserve".
PhyleusmGreek Mythology Probably derived from Greek φυλή (phylē) meaning "tribe, clan, race, people". However, compare Phyllis and also Greek φυλάσσω (phylassō) meaning "to keep watch, to guard"... [more]
PilumnusmRoman Mythology Meaning, "staker." The god who grants the pestle necessary for making flour from grain. He ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy. Ancient Romans made an extra bed after the birth of a child in order to ensure the help of Pilumnus... [more]
PingafNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology Means "the one who is up on high". Pinga was an Inuit goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly-dead to Adlivun, the underworld.... [more]
PinikirfNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of the most important goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language. Pinikir started out as the mother-goddess (in which capacity she was also the goddess of love and fertility), making her rank above all Elamite gods - even the male ones.1 This indicates a reverence of that what is feminine, which is reflective of both Elamite religion2 and Elamite society3: women were held in high regard and Elamite royal families' system of succession was always through the female line4 (although a ruler was always male and was called "the son of a sister"5)... [more]
PirithousmGreek Mythology The sworn friend of Theseus. Pirithous helped Theseus abduct Helen of Troy before she was married. (She would later be taken again by Paris, initiating the Trojan War, etc.) Thesues returned the favor by journeying with his friend to the Underworld in an attempt to win the affections of Persephone, Hades' captive bride... [more]
PittheusmGreek Mythology The meaning of this name as a whole is not entirely certain. The second element is certainly derived from Greek θεος (theos) "god". The first element, however, is where the uncertainty lies... [more]
PitysfGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πίτυς (pitys) meaning "pine". In Greek mythology, this was the name of an Oread nymph who was changed into a pine tree by the gods.
PkharmatmCaucasian Mythology Means "creator of the nation, language, or land". Pkharmat is a Demi-God (Nart) and legendary hero to the Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) people who stole fire from the god Sela and brought it to mankind and ultimately led to the people forming a nation... [more]
PleiadafGreek Mythology From the Greek word Πλειάδες "pleiades", which were the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione and companions to Artemis.
Pleiadesm & fGreek Mythology, Astronomy Name of a star cluster, likely meaning "to sail", from the ancient Greek 'plein'. Also used in Greek mythology, the Pleiades were the seven daughters of Pleione and Atlas, thus meaning "daughters of Pleione".
PleionefGreek Mythology This name means "more", or "plenty" (pleiôn). It is the name of an Oceanid nymph from Mount Cyllene in Arcadia (southern Greece) who was the wife of Atlas. She may have been numbered amongst the Epimelides (nymphs of the flocks) and presided over the multiplication of the animals due the fact that her name refers to increase, and that her grandson, Hermes, was the god of animal husbandry.
PleisthenesmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πλεῖστος (pleistos) "most, greatest, largest" combined with Greek σθενος (sthenos) "vigour, strength." In Greek mythology, this is the name of several different people descended from Tantalus.