Actaeon Name Meaning & Origin

Actaeon

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USAGE: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ἀκταίων

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Taeo, Tae, Actae, Acta, Act, Taeon, Aeo(Aay-yo), Aeon (Aay-yonn)

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A hero from Greek Mythology. Actaeon was a hunter who, accidentally saw Artemis bathing and was changed into a stag.
Pronounced: ak-Tae-onn

Latinized form of Greek Άκταίων (Aktaion), which is derived from Greek ἀκτὴ (akte), which can mean "headland, foreland, promontory, cape" as well as "coast, shore". In Greek mythology, Actaeon was son of Aristaeus and Autonoe in Boeotia. He was a famous Theban hero, trained by the centaur Chiron, who suffered the fatal wrath of Artemis (or her Roman counterpart Diana).

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