Meaning Behind Greek Godess Names

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Meaning Behind Greek Godess Names

Many times a person’s character and or personality can be revealed through the meaning of their names. Some names reveal innocence, goodness and intelligence, while others reveal vindictiveness, evil and sneakiness. Three goddesses’ names that reveal vindictiveness, evil and sneakiness are Hera, Medea and Ishtar.

Hera was the wife and sister of Zeus, as well as the goddess of marriage. Hera was extremely vindictive and spiteful. Hera was responsible for punishing the many women that Zeus slept with, even if Zeus was responsible by tricking them. Hera did not care if the women were innocent; she treated all of the women alike. She killed, turned them into some type of animal or made them “disappear”. The name Hera reveals vindictiveness, spite, evil and jealousy.

The name Medea reveals evil, sneakiness and betrayal. After all, Medea betrayed her father for Jason and eventually her brother as well after killing him. Medea is also extremely sneaky and evil. Medea killed her own children because she did not want them to grow up poor and without a home. Lastly, the name Ishtar reveals jealousy and evil. Ishtar was very jealous and caused the death of many of her lovers. Ishtar was also very promiscuous.

The names of these three goddesses reflect their personalities as evil, promiscuous, jealous and vindictive. Even though these were names of Greek goddesses, millions of years ago, if a person today was to have one of these names they would probably automatically be associated with promiscuousness, vindictiveness, jealousy, betrayal and evil.

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