Phaedra – Φαίδρα

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Deriving from the Greek word phaidros, which meant “bright”, Phaedra is a common Greek name for girls stemming from mythology. She was the daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, sister of Ariadne and wife of Athenian hero Theseus.

Although she is part of tragic myth, the name still retains its attractiveness as more Greeks derail from the tradition of naming children from their grandparents and turn to mythology.

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Phèdre by Alexandre Cabanel

 

Κατά την Ελληνική Μυθολογία, η Φαίδρα κυριεύθηκε από σφοδρό έρωτα για τον ξακουστό για την ομορφιά, γιο του Θησέα (εκ της Ιππολύτης), τον Ιππόλυτο, στη προσπάθειά της να τον σαγηνεύσει, εκείνος την απέκρουσε. Σε άλλη συνάντηση η Φαίδρα δεν δίστασε να πέσει στα πόδια του και να τον παρακαλεί με δάκρυα ν΄ανταποκριθεί στον παράφορο έρωτά της.

According to Greek Mythology, Phaedra was overwhelmed by love for the beauty-renowned son of Theseus (Hippolyte), Hippolytus, in her attempt to seduce him, he rebuked her. At another meeting, Phaedra did not hesitate to fall on his feet and ask him with tears to respond to her endearing love. Continue reading