Eirene Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Irene:
Derived from the Greek Eirēnē, which is from eirēnē (peace). The name is borne in Greek mythology by the goddess of peace, the daughter of Zeus and Themis.
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Eirene can be pronounced just like Irene: EYE-REEN, or as EE-REEN.
Other pronunciations found on the web include: EYE-REH-NEE, or EE-REH-NEE.
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Eirene is the original Greek form of the modern Irene.
In Greek Mythology Eirene (or Irene) was the daughter of Zeus and Themis and one of 3 Horai: Goddesses of the seasons and the keepers of the gates of heaven. Eirene was goddess of peace (eirênê) and of the season of spring (eiar, eiarinos). Her sisters were Eunomia (Order or Good-Pasture) and Dike (Justice).
In Roman Mythology Eirene was known by the name of Pax.
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