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


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 Πυρρά, and 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).


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