Name: Alkestis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alkestis

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    (al KES tis)
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    In Greek mythology, Alkestis was the loving wife of King Admetos of Thessaly, one of the Argonauts. She sacrificed her life to save his, but was later rescued from Hades by Hercules. The famous ancient Greek tragedian Euripides made the legend into a play. The name may be from the Greek noun 'alke' (power, spirit, courage).

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