Telephassa Name Meaning & Origin

Telephassa

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Sounds a bit like the name of a cell phone company, but it might be an interesting way to get Tillie or Tessa. It's also quite interesting historically.

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Means "far-shining", which is beautiful.

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In Greek mythology Telephassa was the mother of Cadmus (later to found Thebes and then get transformed into a serpent through the wrath of the gods. Poor Telephassa went through a lot.) In some versions of the myth Telephassa travels with her son in pursuit of her daughter, Europa, who was carried off by Zeus. Unfortunately in these versions she dies before the journey is through.

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