Procris; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Procris in Greek (Πρόκρις) mythology.—In Cephalus and Procris the sun again appears, and his unerring spear unwittingly causes the death of his beloved Procris “while she lingers in a thicket (a place where the dew lingers longest).” This interpretation has been further confirmed by philological researches, which prove that the name “Procris” originated from a Sanskrit word meaning “to sprinkle;” and the stories evidently arose from three simple phrases,—“‘the sun loves the dew,’ ‘the morning loves the sun,’ and ‘the sun kills the dew.’”

(Source): Myths of Greece and Rome: Analysis of Myths

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