Name: Kyrene

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kyrene

  • Meaning:
    Sovereign queen
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ky REE nee)
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    Itself (Kyrene)
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    Kyrene was a princess in Greek mythology who guarded her father's herds. One day a lion attacked one of her sheep and she wrestled with the lion. The god Apollo saw her and fell in love, kidnapping her. Apollo took Kyrene to a town in North Africa which he named after her. Kyrene eventually had a son to Apollo, Aristaios. Some myths hold that Kyrene was a Naiad nymph.

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