Heading East by sagetopaz
Meaning: “Horse Goddess.”
Nicknames: Eppie, Poe, Poni, Nina
Detail: The name Epona, “Horse Goddess” is from the Gaulish language; it is derived from the inferred proto-Celtic ekwos ‘horse’ (Compare Latin equus)
In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules.
- Empona (Gaulish)
- Epona (Celtic)
- Eponine (French)
- Epponina (Italian)
Meaning: “Wild horse.”
Nicknames: Gru, Rush
Detail: Pet form of Russian Agrafena, meaning “wild horse.”
Racehorses in a Landscape by Edgar Degas
Meaning: “Horse racecourse.”
Nicknames: Hesk, Hess, Heth
Detail: It is derived from the Old Norse words hestr “horse, stallion” and skeid “racecourse”.
Origin: English / Tolkien
Meaning: “Delightful charger; horse lover.”
Pronunciation: The first syllable of Eowyn sounds like “eh-ah,” with the “ah” just barely pronounced. The y in the second syllable is the same sound as the German letter ü or the French u.
(eh-ah-weun) [French u]
In the films it is pronounced (EY-oh-win)
Nicknames: Eo, Wyn
Detail: J.R.R. Tolkien created the name Eowyn using elements from Old English. In the Old English language the word eoh (or eh) means “war-horse, charger” while wyn means “delight, pleasure.”
Detail: Embarr is the mythical Irish horse that belonged to the goddess, Niamh (Neve). He can run across land and sea without ever touching the ground or water.