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Origin of the name BES.
Etymology of the name BES.
Meaning of the baby name BES.


BES.  Arabic name meaning "oath."  See Besa.

Bes, a warlike and savage deity of Arabian origin; when introduced into Egypt he was regarded as a form of Typhon or Baal.  He was represented as a short man with deformed legs, and a hideous face with a protruding tongue; with his right hand he generally brandished a sword over his head, upon which was a high crown of erect feathers curving outwardly.  Round his loins was a panther's skin, the tail hanging down between his legs.  Besa was also the special god of dancing, and of the female toilet, and hence his figure continually occurs upon mirrors and perfume bottles.  His analogue has been thought to be the Siva of the Hindus. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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