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Charis (//; Greek: Χάρις) is a given name derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness".
In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of the Charites (Greek: Χάριτες) or "Graces", goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility; and in Homer's Iliad, Charis is the wife of Hephaestus. Charis was also known as Cale ("Beauty") or Aglaea ("Splendor").
Charis is also the Spartan name of a Grace.
- ^ Bernhardt, Peter (2008). Gods and goddesses in the garden: Greco-Roman mythology and the scientific names of plants. Rutgers University Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-8135-4266-9.
- ^ Theoi.com: Kharis Algaia