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…

Bartholomew

Bartholomew is the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning “son of Talmai” made up from Aramaic bar (son) and Talmai, the latter either a Hebrew name meaning “furrow”, either referring to a ploughman or someone who owned land; or it could be related to Ptolemy meaning “warlike, aggressive” which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. Bartholomew…

Ptolemy

Ptolemy is the name of several Egyptian rulers of Ancient Egypt as well as the name of a Greco-Roman mathmatician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer. In Greek mythology, one of the rulers of Thebes is Ptolemy. The name comes from Greek polemeios meaning “warlike, aggressive” which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. Origin: pre-Greek Variants: Ptolemaios…