Calas


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: “Solidity.”

Pronunciation: (CAH-lass)

Nicknames: Cal, Cala, Cali

Calas comes from the same root as caled, Welsh for “hard,” and means “solidity.”

As an element, calas is the source of form, differentiation, manifestation, and stability. Its image in nature is stone.

Druid Revival lore contains a set of three elements that first appears in Iolo Morganwg’s writings. Whether it’s an invention of Iolo’s or a surviving scrap of some older teaching is anyone’s guess, but the three elements have been part of Druid Revival teaching ever since his time. Their names are Nwyfre, Gwyar, and Calas.

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Cosmo


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Order, universe.”

Pronunciation: (KAWZ-moh)

Nicknames: Cos, Cosi, Coso, Coco, Mo

Detail: From the Greek name kosmos meaning “order, universe”.

Saint Cosmas was martyred with his twin brother Damian in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians.

Male Variations:

  • Cosmas (Greek)
  • Cosmo (English)
  • Cosimo (Italian)

Female Variations:

  • Cosima (Italian)
  • Cosma (Italian)

Calluna


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “To beautify and cleanse.”

Pronunciation: (ka-LOO-nah)

Nicknames: Calla, Callie, Luna

Detail: The name Calluna derives from the Greek word kallunein which means “to beautify and cleanse”, which probably derives from the use of Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) twigs as brooms, or from its medicinal properties for treatment of a number of internal disorders.

Calluna Vulgaris is an herb of immortality, and protection. Its Invocatory can be Isis, Osiris, or Venus. It is associated with Midsummer’s Eve.

Calamint


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Beautiful mint.”

Pronunciation: (KAL-uh-mint)

Nicknames: Calla, Mint, Minty, Minthe

Detail: Derived from the Greek kalaminthē. Composed of two Greek words kalos and minthe directly meaning “beautiful mint”.

It has simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers blooming in July and August.

Variations:

  • Calamint
  • Calamintha (kal-uh-MIN-thah)
  • Calaminthe (kal-uh-MIN-thee)