Iamos

Iamos is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Evadne (the daugher of the sea god Poseidon), and ApolloEvadne was ashamed of her pregnancy and so, when her son was born, she left him exposed to the elements, lying on a bed of violets, where he survived by being fed honey by two snakes before his mother came back for him. Iamos grew up to be a seer and founded the Iamidai (house of Iamos), a family of seers. Iamos means “of the violets” derived from Greek ion meaning “violet”. Iamos is also a word in Galician, a first-person plural imperative of ir (to go; to work, function); íamos is the Portuguese spelling of the word.

Origin: Greek, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Iamus (Latinized form)

 

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