Name: Endymion

Origin and Meaning of the Name Endymion

  • Meaning:
    To enter; to dive in
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  • Pronunciation:
    (en DIM ee un)
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    Itself (Endymion)
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    In Greek mythology, Endymion was a handsome Aeolian shepherd or hunter.

    Selene, the goddess of the moon, loved the mortal, who was so beautiful that she asked for him to be granted eternal youth so he would never leave her.
    Alternatively, Selene loved so much how Endymion looked when he was asleep in the cave on Mount Latmos, near Miletus, in Caria; she entreated with Zeus that he might remain that way. Either way, Zeus blessed him by putting him into an eternal sleep. Every night, Selene visited him where he slept.
    Selene and Endymion had fifty daughters called the Menae.

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