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The month of May is named after whom?

Asked by Whizkid, 13 May '12 10:21 am
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May is named after Maia, the goddess of growth of plants
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 13 May '12 10:24 am

 
  
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The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, May, is named after a goddess named Maia. But which goddess named Maia? There are actually two. The Greek goddess Maia was one of the Pleiades, the companions of Artemis. This Maia was the mother of Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.

But the Romans had yet another goddess named Maia, who just happened to share a name with the Greek goddess. The Roman Maia was named for the Latin word for large, maius, and she was associated with growth and the spring. As the Romans adopted many elements of Greek culture, the two goddesses became conflated and gave their name to the fifth month
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 13 May '12 02:32 pm

 
  
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May: named after Maia, the goddess of growth of plants

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Answered by anil garg, 13 May '12 12:47 pm

 
  
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Roman goddess Maia...!
Answered by Dil Se, 13 May '12 10:26 am

 
  
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May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, a minor goddess of spring and fertility
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 13 May '12 10:25 am

 
  
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Maia.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 16 May '12 03:58 pm

 
  
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Donot know about it . !
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 13 May '12 03:24 pm

 
  
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