Damocles Name Meaning & Origin
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The saying "sword of Damocles", refers to any situation threatening closely impending disaster.
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Greek name meaning "fame of the people."
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Accorded to the Greek legend of Damocles: The king, weary of Damocles' constant flattery, seated Damocles at a banquet with a sword suspended over his head by a single hair in order to point out to him the perilous nature of his position.
Damocles, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling