|Pronunciation||Kar-is or Ka-riz|
|Gender||Feminine (English), unisex (Greek)|
|Meaning||"one of the Graces", "grace" or "kindness"|
|Related names||Charissa (English variant), Haris (Greek variant transcription)|
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
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