Of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek "achos" - "pain" or else from the name of the
Achelous River. This was the name of the bravest of the Greek heroes in the war against the Trojans,
as describerd in Homer's 'Iliad'. He was eventually killed by an arrow to his heel, the only
vulnerable part of his body.
From the Semitic name "Adonai", which means "My Lord". In Greek mythology, Adonis was a handsome
young shepherd killed while hunting a wild boar. The anemone flower is said to have sprung from his
blood. Because he was loved by Aphrodite, Zeus allowed him to be restored to life for part of each