Pronounced MEL ee NO weh
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About the name Melinoë

The name Melinoë is from ancient Greek mythology. The name derives from melas "black, dark" and noos "mind, thought".

Melinoë was the daughter of Hades (or Zeus disguised as Hades) and Persephone. She is of dual form, light and dark and presides over propitiatory offerings to the dead, who accompany her in the form of ghosts.
Sometimes she is identified with Hecate, and Melinoë is an Orphic title for Hecate as Queen of Ghosts.

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Melaina, Meilia


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