What does Rhea mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhea(noun)

    fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor

  2. rhea, nandu, Pterocnemia pennata(noun)

    smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan

  3. rhea, Rhea americana(noun)

    larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia


  1. rhea(Noun)

    A large flightless bird of the genus Rhea, native to South America.

  2. Rhea(ProperNoun)

    A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.

  3. Rhea(ProperNoun)

    One of the moons of Saturn.

  4. Rhea(ProperNoun)

    in occasional use.

  5. Origin: Modern , from the mother of Zeus in Greek mythology, w:Rhea, from Ῥέα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhea(noun)

    the ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass

  2. Rhea(noun)

    any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich

  3. Origin: [L., a proper name.]


  1. Rhea

    Rhea was the Titaness daughter of the sky god Uranus and the earth goddess Gaia, in Greek mythology. In early traditions, she was known as "the mother of gods" and was therefore strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, who had similar functions. The classical Greeks saw her as the mother of the Olympian gods and goddesses, but not as an Olympian goddess in her own right. The Romans identified her with Magna Mater, and the Goddess Ops.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhea

    rē′a, n. the ramie plant or fibre.

  2. Rhea

    rē′a, n. the daughter of Uranus and Ge, wife and sister of Kronos: the only three-toed ostrich: the fifth satellite of Jupiter.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rhea

    in the Greek mythology a goddess, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the wife of Kronos, and mother of the chief Olympian deities, Zeus, Pluto, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia, and identified by the Greeks of Asia Minor with the great earth goddess Cybele, and whose worship as such, like that of all the other earth deities, was accompanied with wild revelry.

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  1. RHEA

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Anagrams for Rhea »

  1. hare, hear, Hera, RHAe


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhea in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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