Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Neoptolemus

Neoptolemus (who also goes by Pyrrhus) is the son of Achilles and Deidamia in Greek mythology. His name means “new war”  made up from Greek neos (new) and ptolemos (war, battle). He was brought to Troy because it was prophesied that the Greeks couldn’t win the war without his presence along with the poisonous arrows of Hercules and stealing the Palladium. After the end of the Trojan war, he is killed by Orestes over Hermione.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Neoptolemos (Ancient Greek)
  • Neottolemo (Italian)

 

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