Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up…

Brigid

Brigid is the name of a goddess in Irish mythology, the goddess of fire, poetry, healing, and fertility, among a few other things. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one” from Proto-Celtic *briganti (high, elevated; exalted) derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Brighid (Irish) Bridget (Irish, English) Bridgette (English) Brigit (Irish) Bríd…

Ida

Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning “wooded hill, wood”…

Pyrrha

Pyrrha is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the wife of Deucalion who were the only survivors of a great flood sent by Zeus during the Bronze Age. They survived having been warned by the Titan Prometheus and after consulting a Delphic oracle, repopulated the earth by throwing the bones of their mother over their shoulders,…

Pyrrhos

Pyrrhos is another name attributed to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles and Deidamia, so named because his father had been disguised as a girl under the name Pyrrha to prevent him from joining the Trojan War. The name means “flame-colored; yellowish-red; fiery; red” via Ancient Greek pûr πῦρ (fire) derived from PIE root word. In Greek mythology, Achilles hid as a woman at the court…

Gunther

Gunther is the name of a historical king who appears in the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied, wanting to marry Brunhild, a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, but a fiercely strong and independent woman. She sets a series os tasks for Gunther that are impossible for him to do, so his oath-brother (and later brother-in-law) Siegfried took his place with the aid…

Dylana

Dylana is the feminine form of Dylan, the name of a sea-god in Welsh mythology. The name derives from Welsh dy (great) and llanw (tide, flow) so it essentially means “great tide” or “great flow”. Origin: Welsh Male forms: Dylan (Welsh, English) Dillon (English) Dillan (English)  

Deianeira

Deianeira is the name of the the third wife of the hero and demi-god Heracles in Greek myth. The daughter of Oeneus, king of Calydon, she was nearly abducted by a centaur named Nessus who attempted to rape her, though she was saved by Heracles who shot him with a poisoned arrow. As he was dying, Nessus…

Atlas

Atlas is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology who was punished by Zeus after their war with the Titans to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. He had many children, including the Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades, skilled in astronomy and mathematics, and even features in the Twelve Labors of Hercules and an encounter…