Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rest and Relax w/ 6 New Names of a Sunday

Mycenaean chariot krater [Mycenaean] (74.51.966) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Helenia - Greek, the name of a Laconian festival which celebrated Helena by having virgins ride chariots made of reeds or upon mules. Helen (or Helena) means "light" and she was worshipped as a goddess of light.

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evening in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Isperia - Aragonese form of the Greek name Hesperia which comes from the word 'hesperios' which means 'evening'.

Jessabella -





Merdie -with a little investigation Merdie seems to have been used for either men or women. I came across an instance of it used as a nickname for Myrtle. An obituary for a man listed no other given name than Merdie or any other clue as to the name's origin. Myrtle is the name of a plant which was sacred to the ancient Greek goddesses Demeter and Aphrodite. It used to be traditional for brides to carry myrtle for their wedding bouquet.
Illustration Myrtus communis0.jpg

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