Origin of the name PYRRHA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PYRRHA.
An Egyptian lady, the daughter of Philinos. She was an athlophoros
of the goddess Berenice Euergetes under Ptolemy V.
(An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876). The name is Greek
means "the Red." See Müller's note below.
... Now here we have clearly a
myth or a miracle.—a miracle, too, without any justification, for if
Pyrrha was the wife of Deukalion, why should not Hellen be their
son? All becomes clear, if we look at the language in which the
story is told. Pyrrha means the Red, and was originally a name for
the red earth. As the Hellenes claimed to be indigenous or
autochthonic, born of the earth, where they lived, Pyrrha, the red
Earth, was naturally called their mother, and being the mother of the
Hellenes, she must needs be made the wife of Deukalion, the father of
the Hellenes... (Introduction
to the Science of Religion, by Müller, 1899).