Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning “watchful”. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of…

Ulysses

Ulysses features in Roman mythology as the Latin form of Odysseus in Greek mythology, the name of the king of Ithaca who was well-known for his cunning, brilliance, resourcefulness, and versatility. It was he who came up with the plan for the Trojan horse, ending the ten year-long war, but his pride also cost him another ten years…

Odyssia

Odyssia is the feminine form of Odysseus, the name of a famous Greek hero in Greek mythology. The etymology of Odysseus is uncertain. It’s been linked to Greek odússomai meaning “to hate” or “to be angry” from Proto-Indo-European root *h₃ed- (to hate), though it’s also possible that derives from a Pre-Greek origin. The word odyssey which refers to a long voyage…

Odysseus

Odysseus is the name of the king of Ithaca who was well-known for his cunning, brilliance, resourcefulness, and versitility. It was he who came up with the plan for the Trojan horse, ending the ten year-long war, but his pride also cost him another ten years before he finally made it back home. Odysseus was…