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Name Origins: Polyxena

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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POLYXENA (f): Greek poly- ‘many’ + xenia 'hospitality.' In the Iliad, Polyxenia was a younger daughter of Priam, King of Troy, and his wife Hecuba; she was promised to Achilles. After the fall of Troy, she was sacrificed to his memory by the victorious Greeks. In American usage this name may be disguised as “Polly Sena” or “Polly S.”  

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