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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods  : "Achilles"

NameOriginDescription
King name "Achilles" Greek The son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidones in Phthiotis, in Thessaly, and of the Nereid Thetis.
Hero name "Achle" Etruscan Legendary Hero of the Trojan War, from the Greek Achilles. Etruscan
God name "Ambrosia" Greek In ancient mythology, Ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the Gods. The word has generally been derived from Greek a- ("not") and mbrotos ("mortal"); hence the food or drink of the immortals. Thetis anointed the infant Achilles with ambrosia and passed the child through the fire to make him immortal - a familiar Phoenician custom - but Peleus, appalled, stopped her.
King name "Andromache" Greek A daughter of Eetion, King of the Cilician Thebae, and one of the noblest and most amiable female characters in the Iliad. Her father and her seven brothers were slain by Achilles at the taking of Thebae, and her mother, who had purchased her freedom by a large ransom, was killed by Artemis. Greek
"Balius and Xanthus" Greek The immortal horses of Achilles. They were sons of Zephyrus and the Harpy Podarge.
"Briseis" Greek A patronymic from Briseus, and the name of Hippodameia, the daughter of Briseus of Lyrnessus, who fell into the hands of Achilles, and about whom the quarrel arose between Achilles and Agamemnon. Greek
"Chalcon2" Greek Of Cyparissus, the shield-bearer of Antilochus. He was in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, but on hastening to her assistance he was killed by Achilles, and the Greeks nailed his body to a cross. Greek
"Cheiron" Greek The wisest and justest of all the centaurs. He was the instructor of Achilles, whose father Peleus was a friend and relative of Cheiron, and received at his wedding with Thetis the heavy lance which was subsequently used by Achilles. Greek
"Deidameia" Greek 1. A daughter of Bellerophontes and wife of Evander, by whom she became the mother of Sarpedon. Homer calls her Laodameia. 2. A daughter of Lycomedes in the island of Scyrus. When Achilles was concealed there in maiden's attire, Deidameia became by him the mother of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, and, according to others, of Oneirus also. (Apollodorus iii) 3. The wife of Peirithous, who is commonly called Hippodameia. Greek
Goddess name "Demi-Gods" Greek The "half-gods", is used to describe mythological figures or heroes such as Hercules, Achilles, Castor and Pollux, etc. Sons of mortals and gods or Goddesses, they raised themselves to the standard of gods by their acts of bravery.
"Diomede" Greek A daughter of Phorbaa of Lemnos, was beloved by Achilles. Greek
"Echeclus" Greece A son of Agenor, who was slain by Achilles. A Trojan of the same name occurs in the Iliad. Greece
"Harpyia" Greek That is, "the swift robbers," are, in the Homeric poems, nothing but personified storm winds. Homer mentions only one by name, viz. Podarge, who was married to Zephyrus, and gave birth to the two horses of Achilles, Xanthus and Balius. Greek
"Ligyron" Greek I. e. the whining, is said to have been the original name of Achilles, and to have been changed into Achilles by Cheiron. Greek
God name "Menesthius" Greek 1. A son of Areithous and Philomedusa, of Arne in Boeotia, was slain at Troy by Paris. 2. A son of the river-God Spercheius or of Borus and Polydora, was one of the commanders of the hosts of Achilles. Greek
"Nireus" Greek 1. A son of Charopus and Aglaia, was, next to Achilles, the handsomest among the Greeks at Troy, but unwarlike. He came from the island of Syme (between Rhodes and Cnidus), and commanded only three ships and a small number of men. According to Diodorus he also ruled over a part of Cnidus, and he is said to have been slain by Eurypylus or Aeneias. His beauty became proverbial.
Hero name "Pelias" Greek The huge spear of Achilles, which none but the Hero could wield; so called because it was cut from an ash growing on Mount Pelion, in Thessaly. Greek
Hero name "Pelides" Greek Son of Peleus, that is, Achilles, the Hero of Homer's Iliad, and chief of the Greek warriors that besieged Troy.
God name "Scamander" Greek An Oceanid, son of Oceanus and Tethys and the God of the river Scamander, in Troas, was called by the gods Xanthus. Being insulted by Achilles, he entered into a contest with the Greek hero but Hera sent out Hephaestus to assist Achilles, and the god of fire dried up the waters of Scamander, and frightened Scamander, until Hera ordered Hephaestus to spare the river-god. By Idaea, he fathered Teucrus.(Theogony 345.) Greek
"Thetis" Greek One of the daughters of Nereus and Doris, was the wife of Peleus, by whom she became the mother of Achilles. Later writers describe her as a daughter of Cheiron. Greek
"Xanthos" Greek Achilles' wonderful horse. Being chid by his master for leaving Patroclos on the field of battle, the horse turned his head reproachfully, and told Achilles that he also would soon be numbered with the dead, not from any fault of his horse, but by the decree of inexorable destiny. Iliad, xix.