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CinxiafRoman Mythology Roman goddess of conception. She functions within the belt (cingulum) that the bride wears to symbolize that her husband is "belted and bound" (cinctus vinctusque) to her. It was tied with the knot of Hercules, intended to be intricate and difficult to untie... [more]
CleodorafGreek Mythology (Latinized) From the Greek name Κλεοδωρα (Kleodora), which was derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with δωρον (doron) "gift". In Greek mythology, she was a nymph of Mount Parnassos in Phokis... [more]
CleonefGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Kleone. She was the Naiad-nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the town of Kleonai (Cleonae) in Argos, southern Greece and a daughter of the river Asopos.
ClytiefEnglish, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Literature Latinized form of Klytië. It was used by British author Joseph Hatton for the heroine of his novel 'Clytie' (1874), and borne by Australian opera singer Clytie Hine (1887–1983); it was also the birth name of Australian ceramic artist Klytie Pate (1912-2010)... [more]
ClytippefGreek Mythology One of the many daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She consorted with Heracles and gave birth to a son Eurycapys.
ClytodorafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek κλυτος (klytos) meaning "famous, noble" and δωρον (doron) meaning "gift". It is the name of two characters in Greek mythology.
CōātlīcuefAztec and Toltec Mythology Coatlicue (/kwɑːtˈliːkweɪ/; Classical Nahuatl: cōātl īcue, Nahuatl pronunciation: koːaːˈtɬíːkʷe, “skirt of snakes”),wife of Mixcōhuātl ,also known as Teteoh innan (Classical Nahuatl: tēteoh īnnān, pronounced teːˌtéoʔ ˈíːnːaːn̥, “mother of the gods”), is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war... [more]
CoatlicuefAztec and Toltec Mythology Means "skirt of snakes" in Nahuatl. She is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. The goddesses Tocih “our grandmother”, and Cihuacoatl “snake woman”, the patron of women who die in childbirth, were also seen as aspects of Coatlicue.
CochrannfIrish Mythology Perhaps from Cróchnait, which was derived from Irish cróch "saffron, red" (from Latin crocus) combined with a diminutive suffix. In the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology Cochrann is a daughter of Cathaír Mór, king of Leinster, and the mother of Diarmaid and Oscar; in ballads the character is known as Cróchnat.
CodrusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Κόδρος (Kodros), which is probably derived from Greek κυδρός (kudros) or (kydros) meaning "glorious, renowned, illustrious". In Greek mythology, Codrus was the name of a king of Athens.
ColelfMayan Mythology Colel Cab is the Mayan earth goddess associated with bees and beekeeping. Modern Maya Daykeepers invoke her name in chants to ward off attacks to nests and solve problems for hive keepers with their bees.
CollamScottish, Irish, Irish Mythology This is said to have been the name of three warrior brothers who founded the Irish kingdom of Airgialla and whose descendents ruled the Scottish kingdom of Dal Riada. ... [more]
ConomormBreton Legend, History, Medieval Breton (?) From a Brythonic name, possibly *Cunomāros, derived from Common Celtic *kwon- "hound" or *kuno- "high" and *māros "great". This was the name of Conomor the Cursed, a 6th-century king of Domnonée (modern-day northern Brittany) notorious for his cruelty, who was ultimately excommunicated at the behest of Saint Samson of Dol... [more]
ConseviusmRoman Mythology The god of propagation and insemination, from con-serere, "to sow." It is a title of Janus as a creator god or god of beginnings.
CopreusmGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Κοπρεύς (Kopreus), which is derived from Greek κόπρειος (kopreios) meaning "full of dung, filthy". In turn, it is ultimately derived from Greek κόπρος (kopros) meaning "excrement, dung"... [more]
CormoranmFolklore, Literature Name of a legendary giant in Cornish folklore; he appears in the fairy tale 'Jack the Giant Killer'. The name was also used for the main character, Cormoran Strike, in 'The Cuckoo's Calling' (2013) by Robert Galbraith (J... [more]
CoventinafCeltic Mythology Coventina was a Romano-British goddess of wells and springs. She is known from multiple inscriptions at one site in Northumberland county of England, an area surrounding a wellspring near Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall... [more]
CreiddyladfWelsh Mythology From Creudylad or Creurdilad, which is probably from Welsh craidd "heart", or creu "to create, engender", or creir "a token, jewel, sacred object", combined with dylad, an ancient word for water (or possibly dyled "debt")... [more]
CreirwyfWelsh, Welsh Mythology Means "token of the egg", and in effect "mundane egg", from Welsh creir "a token, jewel, sacred object" and wy "egg". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she was a daughter of Ceridwen and one of the three most beautiful maids of the Isle of Britain... [more]
CretefGreek Mythology A mythological name of unknown meaning, possibly deriving from the Luvian *kursatta, meaning "island of silver" or "island of cutting." The name of several characters from Greek mythology including a daughter of Hesperus, the mother of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a granddaughter of Deucalion.... [more]
CreusafGreek Mythology (Latinized), Italian Latinized form of Greek Kreousa meaning "princess". This was the name of the first wife of Aeneas, who was killed in the sack of Troy and then appeared to her husband as a ghost, encouraging him to move on without her and seek a new city.
CtesyllafGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Ctesylla (Κτήσυλλα) was a maiden of Ioulis in Ceos, daughter of Alcidamas. Derived from Greek κτῆσις (ktesis) meaning "acquisition, possession, property", which is ultimately derived from Greek κτάομαι (ktaomai) meaning "to acquire, to procure for oneself" as well as "to possess".
CurchemBaltic Mythology Old Prussian god first mentioned in the peace treaty of 1249 between the Teutonic Knights and the Old Prussians. He is also mentioned in Simon Grunau's Preussische Chronik (1517-1521) and Matthäus Prätorius' Deliciae Prussicae (1635-1704).
CyanefFrench, Greek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Κυανη (Kyane) which was derived from κυανος (kyanos) "cyan, azure-blue" (compare Cyan). In Greek myth she was the Naiad nymph of a spring in the Sicilian town of Syracuse, who dissolved away into the spring from grief after witnessing Hades' abduction of her playmate Persephone.
CyanippusmGreek Mythology Derived from κῠ́ᾰνος (kúanos) meaning “dark-blue enamel” or "dark-blue coloured" and ἵππος (híppos) meaning “horse”.
CymopoleafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Κυμοπόλεια (Kymopoleia) meaning "wave walker", derived from κῦμα (kyma) "wave, billow" and the verb πολέω (poleô) "to go about, range over"... [more]
CyrenefGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Κυρηνη (Kyrene), possibly from Greek κῦρος (kuros) "supreme power". This was the name of a nymph loved by Apollo in Greek mythology. She was a huntress on Mount Pelion, in Thessaly, but Apollo carried her to what is now Libya, where he founded the city of Cyrene in her honour... [more]
CythereafGreek Mythology Epithet of Aphrodite, taken from the name of the island Cytherea, which was sacred to her.
DaenafPersian Mythology The name of a Zoroastrian divinity, taken from the Gathic Avestan daēnā or Sanskrit dhénā and is variously translated as "conscience", "religion", "understanding" or "that which is observed"... [more]
DahudfBreton Legend Possibly derived from Breton da meaning "good" and hud "magic". In Breton legend this was the name of a princess, the daughter of the king of the mythical sunken city of Ys. She was portrayed as a wicked sorceress in some versions of the legends.
DainmLiterature, Norse Mythology Dain II Ironfoot was the Lord of the Iron Hills and King Under the Mountain in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Tolkien derived it from Dáinn, the name of a dwarf in Norse mythology.
DáinnmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Means "died". This is the name of three characters in Norse mythology: a dwarf, a representative of the elves, and one of the stags that graze on the branches of Yggdrasill.
DaiphronmGreek Mythology The meaning of the first element of this name is uncertain. It could be derived from the Greek verb δαίω (daio) meaning "to divide" or from the related Greek verb δαίζω (daizo) meaning "to cleave (asunder)"... [more]
DaisenormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is uncertain, as there are several possible etymologies for it. It could be derived from the Greek noun δάϊς (dais) meaning "war, battle", but it could also be derived from the Greek noun δαΐς (dais) meaning "torch" as well as "pinewood"... [more]
DalifGeorgian Mythology Meaning unknown. Dali was the Georgian goddess of the hunt, mother of Amirani, and was believed to be extraordinarily beautiful. She lived on top of a mountain and protected animals, occasionally allowing hunters to hunt animals just so long as they don't hunt more than necessary... [more]
DamarafCeltic Mythology The name of a Celtic fertility goddess. Though unconnected, this is also the name of an ethnic group who live in Namibia, Africa.
DamasenmGreek Mythology Means "tamer, subduer", derived from Greek damazô (or damasô) "to subdue" (compare Damian, Damon). This was the name of a giant hero in Lydian myth whom the Greeks may have identified with Herakles... [more]
DamasichthonmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δαμασίχθων (damasichthon) meaning "earth-subduer", which consists of the Greek verb δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame, to subdue, to overpower, to kill" (see Damasos) and the Greek noun χθών (chthon) meaning "ground, soil" as well as "earth, world".... [more]
DamasipposmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective δαμάσιππος (damasippos) meaning "horse-taming", which consists of the Greek verb δαμάζω (damazo) meaning "to tame, to subdue, to overpower, to kill" (see Damasos) and the Greek noun ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".
DamonafCeltic Mythology In Gallo-Roman religion, Damona was a goddess worshipped in Gaul as the consort of Apollo Borvo and of Apollo Moritasgus. Her name is likely derived from Old Irish dam "cow, ox".
DaphnismGreek Mythology From Greek δάφνη, meaning "laurel tree". In Greek mythology, Daphnis was the son of Hermes and an unnamed nymph. His mother left him under a laurel tree, where he was found by a shepherd and named after the tree... [more]
DasharathamHinduism Means "possessing ten chariots" from Sanskrit दश (dasha) meaning "ten" and रथ (ratha) meaning "chariot". In the Hindu epic the Ramayana he is the king of Ayodhya and the father of the hero Rama.
DaxenaghwefCaucasian Mythology Derived from Circassian дахэ (dāxă) meaning "beautiful, pretty" and нагъуэ (năġ°ă) meaning "brown-eyed". Daxenaghwe is a minor character in the Circassian Nart sagas.
DealgnaitfCeltic Mythology Dealgnait was the name of a minor goddess worshipped in Deal, Kent in present-day England. Her functions are not entirely clear: it has been specualted that she was either a fertility goddess or a goddess of death.
DeclunafRoman Mythology An important goddess (or perhaps god, known as Declunus) of the Volscians, an ancient people of Italy who were frequently at war with the Romans and subsequently conquered and assimilated... [more]
DeclunusmRoman Mythology An important god (or perhaps goddess, known as Decluna) of the Volscians, an ancient people of Italy who were frequently at war with the Romans and subsequently conquered and assimilated... [more]
DeilochosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from the Epic Greek adjective δήϊος (deios) meaning "hostile, destructive" as well as "unhappy, wretched". It is related to the Greek verb δηϊόω (deioo) meaning "to slay, to cut down" (see Deianeira).... [more]
DeimachusmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology A noted bearer is Deimachus, a Greek of the Seleucid Empire who lived during the third-century BCE. He became an ambassador to the court of Bindusara "Amitragata" (son of Chandragupta Maurya) in Pataliputra in India.... [more]
DeioneusmGreek Mythology Said to mean "ravager" from Greek δηιόω (dêioô) "to cut down, slay; to waste or ravage a country" (compare the first element in Deianeira). This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology.
DeiphobosmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from the Epic Greek adjective δήϊος (deios) meaning "hostile, destructive" as well as "unhappy, wretched". It is related to the Greek verb δηϊόω (deioo) meaning "to slay, to cut down" (see Deianeira)... [more]
DeipylefGreek Mythology Etymology uncertain, perhaps derived from δηιόω (dêioô) meaning "to destroy" and πῠ́λη (pule) meaning "gate, door".
DeisenormGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δεισήνωρ (deisenor) meaning "fearing man", which consists of the Greek verb δείδω (deido) meaning "to fear, to dread" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
DeitychefGreek Mythology Etymology uncertain, perhaps derived from δηιόω (dêioô) meaning "to destroy" and τῠ́χη (túkhē) meaning "an act of god, fate, fortune".
DēklafBaltic Mythology, Latvian (Rare) Dēkla is a Latvian goddess of fate and the sister of the goddesses Laima and Kārta. In old Latvian folk songs Laima and Dēkla are often considered one and the same goddess and their names are used interchangeably... [more]
DelamCaucasian Mythology Means "god, deity" in Chechen. In Chechen mythology, Dela was the supreme god who created the earth. In modern times, his name is sometimes used to refer to Allah, the Islamic God.
Dela-malkhmCaucasian Mythology Means "sun god" from Chechen дела (dela) meaning "god" and малх (malkh) meaning "sun, solar". This was the name of the sun god in Chechen and Ingush mythology.
DelphosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek word adelphos, meaning "brother". In Greek mythology this was the name of a man whom the name of the Greek city is derived from. It can also be interpreted as the Greek masculine form of Delphine.
DemiurgosmGnosticism From Ancient Greek Δημιουργός (Demiourgos) meaning "public worker" or "skilled worker" from the Greek elements demos "common people" and ergos "work". In the Gnostic system this is the name of the creator of the material world (and sometimes of evil), a deity inferior to the Supreme Being.
DemodokosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δῆμος (demos) meaning "the people" combined with the Greek noun δόκος (dokos) meaning "opinion, belief". Also compare the related Greek verb δοκέω (dokeo) meaning "to expect" as well as "to think, to imagine, to suppose" (see Eudocia).
DemokoonmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δῆμος (demos) meaning "people" as well as "country, land" combined with κοῶ (koo), which is a contracted form of the Greek verb κοέω (koeo) meaning "to know, to be aware" as well as "to mark, to perceive, to hear"... [more]
DemoleonmGreek Mythology Means "lion of the people", derived from Greek δημος (demos) "the people" combined with Greek λεων (leon) "lion". In Greek mythology, Demoleon is the name of a centaur.
DérgréinefIrish Mythology Means "tear of the sun", composed of Old Irish dér "tear" and grían "the sun" (genitive gréine; compare Aoibhgréine). In Irish legend Dér Gréine was the daughter of Fiachna Mac Retach, who married Laoghaire Mac Crimthann of Connacht.
DespoinefGreek Mythology Means “lady, queen, mistress (of a household)” in Greek, derived from Proto-Indo-European *dems-pota- (“house-powerful”). This was an epithet or title of the Greek goddesses Persephone, Artemis and Hekate, and the common name of a Greek fertility goddess who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter in an Arcadian mystery-cult; her true name was revealed only to the initiates... [more]
DeucalionmGreek Mythology A figure out of Greek mythology, recorded only in later Roman sources. In most accounts, Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha are the only survivors of a great flood... [more]
DevafAsturian, Galician, Spanish (Modern), Celtic Mythology From the name of a river that flows through Asturias. It was named after Deva, the Celtic goddess of waters. Her name is derived from Celtic deva "goddess" or "divine", itself derived from Proto-Celtic *dēwā “goddess”.
Devam & fSanskrit, Hinduism Meaning "deity" in Sanskrit, referring to any benevolent spirit or supernatural being. The devas (also known as suras) in Hinduism maintaine the realms as ordained by the Trimurti and are often warring with their equally powerful counterparts, the Asuras... [more]
DexiosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δέξις (dexis) meaning "reception", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb δέχομαι (dechomai) meaning "to take, to receive, to accept, to welcome"... [more]
DiafGreek Mythology Means "heavenly, divine" in Greek. The name of multiple characters in Greek Mythology.
DianusmRoman Mythology Masculine form of Diana. This was the name of an obscure god in Roman mythology. Some experts theorize that Dianus is not a separate god on his own; they claim that Dianus is merely a different name for Ianus (see Janus).
DictynnafGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Δίκτυννα (Diktynna) which was associated with Greek δίκτυα (diktya) "hunting nets". This was an epithet of the Cretan goddess Britomartis, allegedly given for the fishermen's nets into which she leaped from Mount Dikte on Crete... [more]
DictysmGreek Mythology (Latinized) From Greek Δίκτυς (Diktys) meaning "of the nets", from δίκτυον (diktyon) "fishing-net". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, notably the fisherman of the island Seriphos who "with his net drew to land the chest in which were enclosed Perseus and his mother Danaë".
DiopatrefGreek Mythology The name of a naiad of a spring of the river Sperkheios on Mount Othrys in Malis (northern Greece). She was loved by the god Poseidon, who transformed her sisters into poplar-trees in order to seduce her unhindered... [more]
DircefGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Δίρκη (Dirkê), which is of uncertain meaning, possibly derived from Greek δι- (di-) "two, twofold, in two" and ῥήγνυμι (rhêgnumi) "to break asunder, rend, shatter"... [more]
DirvolirafBaltic Mythology Lithuanian goddess whose name and function are a complete mystery. She was recorded in documents written by Jesuit monks between 1580 and 1620.
DiscordiafRoman Mythology Means "discord, dissension" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of strife, equivalent to the Greek goddess Eris.
DodonefGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Dodone was said to be one of the Oceanid nymphs (the daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys), after whom the ancient city of Dodona was named. The 6th century AD grammarian Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v. Δωδὠνη),1 writes that according to Thrasyboulos (FHG II 464, a), as reported by Epaphroditus (fr... [more]
DolionmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective δόλιος (dolios) meaning "crafty, deceitful, treacherous", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb δολιόω (dolioo) meaning "to lure, to deceive, to use deceit"... [more]
DoliosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective δόλιος (dolios) meaning "crafty, deceitful, treacherous", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb δολιόω (dolioo) meaning "to lure, to deceive, to use deceit"... [more]
DolonmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δόλος (dolos), which literally means "bait" and has a figurative meaning of "deceit, guile, treachery, trickery". For more information, please see Dolos... [more]
DolopionmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb δολοπεύω (dolopeuo) meaning "to plot", which itself is closely related to the Greek verb δολόω (doloo) meaning "to beguile, to ensnare" as well as "to corrupt, to adulterate"... [more]
DolosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun δόλος (dolos), which literally means "bait" and has a figurative meaning of "deceit, guile, treachery, trickery". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek verb δολόω (doloo) meaning "to beguile, to ensnare" as well as "to corrupt, to adulterate"... [more]
DolyafBulgarian, Slavic Mythology Goddess of fate in East Slavic Mythology, personification of the fate bestowed upon a man at birth. She is described as a plainly dressed woman able to turn herself into various shapes. When she is positive she is named Dolya, when negative she turns into Nedolya.
DonbettyrmOssetian Mythology Probably from Ossetian дон (don) meaning "water, river" combined with a form of the given name Peter. In Ossetian mythology, this is the name of the god of water and the patron of fishermen.
DongwanggongmChinese Mythology, Far Eastern Mythology From a combination of the characters 东 (dōng, meaning “eastern”), 王 (wáng, meaning “royal”) and 公 (gōng, meaning “duke”, “lord” or “father”). Dongwanggong was the male counterpart of Xiwangmu who ruled in the east and was associated with Yang energy (as opposed to Xiwangmu’s Yin)... [more]
DracaenafEnglish, Greek Mythology Means "she-dragon". Latinized form of the Ancient Greek drakaina (δράκαινα) 'she-dragon', a feminine form of drakōn (δράκων) 'dragon'. Dracaena is a genus of about forty species of trees and succulant shrubs, as well as a genus of lizards.... [more]
DrǫfnfNorse Mythology Means "wave, billow" in Old Norse. In Norse mythology, Drǫfn was the daughter of Ægir and Rán. She was sometimes referred to as Bára, also meaning "wave, billow".
DroserafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek δρόσος (drosos) meaning "dew, dewdrops". This was the name of a naiad in Greek myth.
DruantiafPopular Culture, Celtic Mythology Hypothetic old Celtic form of the name of a river in the south of France commonly known as the Durance, which is of unknown meaning. An Indo-European root meaning "to flow" has been suggested. According to Robert Graves in 'The White Goddess' (1948), it is derived from the Indo-European root *deru meaning "oak" (as are the words druid and dryad) and probably also belonged to a Gallic tree goddess, which he identifies as "Queen of the Druids" and "Mother of the Tree Calendar"... [more]
DrvaspafPersian Mythology The name of a Zoroastrian goddess whose name means "with solid horses". Her role in ancient religion is unknown.
DryopefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek δρῦς (drys) meaning "tree, oak" combined with Greek οψ (ops) "voice" or Greek ωψ (ops) "face, eye". This name was borne by at least five characters in Greek mythology, the best known being the daughter of king Dryops of Oeta, who was turned into a black poplar tree by the god Apollo.
DryopsmGreek Mythology This name is either derived from Greek δρύοψ (dryops) meaning "woodpecker", or it is a masculine form of Dryope. This name was borne by two characters in Greek mythology: one was king Dryops of Oeta, the other was a son of king Priam of Troy.
DuamutefmEgyptian Mythology Means "who adores his mother". He is one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting his throne in the underworld. His image was depicted on the canopic jar which held the stomach of the deceased.
DumahmBiblical, Judeo-Christian Legend Means "silent" in Hebrew. Briefly mentioned in the Old Testament as the name of one of Ishmael's sons. In Rabbinical Literature, Dumah is also the angel of silence and of the stillness of death.
DurinnmAncient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology Meaning "sleepy one" from Old Norse dúra meaning "nap, take a nap" and "door-keeper" from Old Norse dyrr meaning "door opening, doorway". This is the name of a dwarf.
DvalinnmNorse Mythology Old Norse name meaning "the one slumbering". Possibly derived from the same word as Swedish dvala and Danish and Norwegian dvale, meaning "sleep, hibernation". ... [more]
DwalinmLiterature, Germanic Mythology The name of a dwarf character in 'The Hobbit' by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien took the name from the catalogue of dwarves (dvergatal) in the 'Poetic Edda'. The name means something like "sleeping" (from Old Norse dvalen "to sleep").
DwynwenfWelsh, Welsh Mythology Possibly from the name of the Celtic god of love, Dwyn combined with the Welsh element gwyn "blessed, white, fair"; or derived from Welsh dwyn "to lead (a life)", in which case it means "to a lead a blessed life"... [more]
DynamenefGreek Mythology, Theatre Means "she who can" or "the capable one" from Greek δυναμένη (dynamenê), a participle of the verb δύναμαι (dynamai) "to be able, to have power, be strong enough". In Greek mythology this name was borne by one of the Nereids... [more]
DyrrhachiusmGreek Mythology A son of Poseidon and Melissa, from whom the town of Dyrrachium derived its name; for formerly it was called Epidamnus, after the father of Melissa. (Paus. vi. 10, in fin.; Steph. Byz. s. v. Durrachion.)
DysisfGreek Mythology Means "sunset" in Greek. She was the eleventh of the twelve Horae, goddesses of the hours, who presided over the hour of sunset.
DysnomiafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek dys "bad, wrong, difficult" and Greek nomos "custom, tradition, moral law". In Greek mythology, Dysnomia is the personification of lawlessness.
EchephronmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess". 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]
EcheydemGuanche Mythology, Spanish (Canarian) Echeide or Echeyde is the name that the Aboriginal Guanches gave to Teide, a volcano in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). As most of the chroniclers transmitted, the Guanches (aboriginal people from Tenerife) conceived of the mountain as the place that housed the forces of evil, mainly the evil figure of Guayota... [more]
EchidnafGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἔχιδνα (echidna) meaning "she-viper" (strictly feminine form of ἔχις (echis) "viper"). In Greek mythology Echidna was a monster, half woman and half snake... [more]
EchionmGreek Mythology This name is either derived from Greek ἔχις (echis) meaning "viper" or from Greek ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess". Echion is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a suitor of Penelope.
EdusafRoman Mythology A goddess who enables the taking of nourishment. The variations of her name may indicate that while her functional focus was narrow, her name had not stabilized; she was mainly a divine force to be invoked ad hoc for a specific purpose... [more]