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Post  AgathonZante on Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Bellerophon's name was thought to be given to Him later in life because of his Heroism, and His original name was Hipponous. But this name is also given to many other people in Greek mythology. What does it mean?

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Re: Bellerophon's Real Name

Post  Erodius on Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:21 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Bellerophon's name was thought to be given to Him later in life because of his Heroism, and His original name was Hipponous. But this name is also given to many other people in Greek mythology. What does it mean?

It would mean 'horse-mind' or 'mind like a horse', likely with the intended meaning of 'determined, energetic, solid, etc.'

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