Atra is the feminine adjective form of āter, a Latin word meaning “dull black, dark”, “gloomy, sad, murky”, “dismal, unlucky”, “and “malevolent, poisonous, malicious”. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European root word meaning “fire”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    


Iolaus is the name of Hercules’s mortal nephew, the son of his mortal half-brother Iphicles in Greek myth. He not only helped his uncle with some of his Labors, including defeating the Hydra, but he was also depicted as being the lover of Hercules as well. The second element of his name comes from Greek laos meaning…