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MYTHOLOGY


Where did the Lunar names come from? Some of the names were just made up, some were chosen without considering the meanings, but others were chosen because of their mythology. I included everything for which I found a relevant meaning, even if it is unlikely that the meaning was the reason for choosing the name.
Sources: www.pantheon.org, www.dictionary.com, Baby Names around the World

Alex: (Greek) Protector of mankind
Bronze Dogs: Pandareus stole one of these, and he may have been turned to stone for this.
Fresca: "Fresh" in Spanish and Italian, "cool" in Portuguese.
Gorgon: From Greek mythology. Gorgons are monstrous feminine creatures who are covered with scales, hair of living snakes, hands of brass, fangs, and a beard. Anyone who saw a gorgon would turn into stone.
Hiro: Polynesian hero from the 1200's who explored the western Pacific. He brought the art of writing to Easter Island. It could also just be a play on the word hero.
Jessica: (Hebrew) Wealthy.
Leo: The fifth sign of the Zodiac, representing the Lion. Leos are often brave, honorable, and honest.
Luna: Goddess of the moon. Later identified w/ Diana and Hecate. She had a temple on Aventine Hill in the 600's BCE.
Lunar: adj. Of, involving, caused by, or affecting the moon.
Lunn: (Irish) Warlike.
Mauri: Polynesion cosmology: the soul or ghost; the principle of life.
Mel: A form of Melvin. (Irish) Armored chief.
Ruby: n. A deep red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, highly valued as a precious stone.
Tempest: n. A violent windstorm.
Vane: n. A weathervane.
Xenobia: Usually spelled Zenobia. (Greek) Sign, symbol. Zenobia was a queen who ruled the city of Palmyra in the Arabian desert.