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Iphigenia meaning and name origin

Ifigeneia is a female Greek name which derives from the Greek words “ifios” and “gignomai” that mean “strong” and “become” respectively. Therefore, Ifigeneia is the woman who becomes strong.
Ifigeneia is a popular ancient Greek name; she was the daughter of King Agamemnon. When her father offended Artemis, it was divined that the only way to appease the goddess was to sacrifice Iphigenia (Ifigeneia). Just as Agamemnon was about to sacrifice his daughter, she was magically transported to the city of Taurus.
Although this is an Ancient Greek name, its inclusion in the Greek Orthodox Calendar refers to Agia Ifigeneia the Martyr, a woman who supposedly lived during the 9th or 10th century.
However, there are no sufficient references to her, and no details on her life and personality, so we cannot know why she was declared a saint by the Greek Orthodox Church. 

Nameday: 16th of November.
Ifigeneia is a calm and proud woman who likes the Arts and Culture. She is very fond of the family and children and she can be an excellent mother.

Iphigenia's story & photo gallery
Iphigenia 
2014: IPHIGENIA..our newest donkey, and one of the youngest at 9 yrs old.
 The ancient Greek name Iphigenia (  pron. ee-fee-genia ) means of strong birth. Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon who fought the Trojan wars together with Helen of Troy.  
Iphigenia surprised us and we are overjoyed to intruce our new baby girl donkey born in the early hours of Monday morning....a wonderful surprise and very heartwarming after the recent sadness of losing three of our beloved elderly donkeys ...Melina, Violetta & Antigoni

IPHIGENIA..our newest donkey, and one of the youngest at 9 yrs old.
 The ancient Greek name Iphigenia (  pron. ee-fee-genia ) means of strong birth. Iphigenia was the daughter of King Agamemnon who fought the Trojan wars together with Helen of Troy.
We are overjoyed to introduce our new baby girl donkey born in the early hours of Monday morning to our newest donkey Iphigenia....a wonderful surprise and very heartwarming after the recent sadness of losing three of our beloved elderly donkeys ...Melina, Violetta & Antigoni
2 days old
2 days old
curious little sweetheart...
Our new baby donkey is almost a week old and has been named IRO ( pronounced Ee-ro )
Iro was the beautiful Priestess of the Goddess of Love..Afroditi.
Iro now leaves her Mummy Iphigenia's side and runs up to the stable gate to meet me, very courageous !
December 1 2013
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IRO came as a surprise to us when we rescued Iphigenia. Soon after her arrival she gave birth to a girl donkey born in the early hours of Monday morning. She is the sweetest little girl that brings the joy of being young to our Sanctuary 
http://www.agia-marina-donkeyrescue.com/Iphigenia-Iro.html 

Iro with her mom Iphigenia
In this picture, our new baby donkey is almost a week old and has been named IRO ( pronounced Ee-ro )
Iro was the beautiful Priestess of the Goddess of Love..Afroditi
Iro & Iphigenia
Iro loves people visiting the Sanctuary...never a dull moment for our little sweety