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Phaedra meaning and name origin
From the Greek Φαιδρα (Phaidra), derived from φαιδρος (phaidros) meaning "bright". Phaedra was the daughter of Minos and the wife of Theseus in Greek mythology. Aphrodite caused her to fall in love with her stepson Hippolytos, and after she was rejected by him she killed herself.
Origin of name
In Greek mythology, Phaedra (Greek Φαίδρα - Fedra) is the daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, sister of Ariadne, wife of Theseus and the mother of Demophon of Athens and Acamas. Phaedra's name derives from the Greek word φαιδρός (phaidros), which meant "bright".
Though married to Theseus, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, Theseus' son born by either Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, or Antiope, her sister. Euripides placed this story twice on the Athenian stage, of which one version survives. According to some sources, Hippolytus had spurned Aphrodite to remain a steadfast and virginal devotee of Artemis, and Aphrodite made Phaedra fall in love with him as a punishment.[1] He rejected her.
In one version, Phaedra's nurse told Hippolytus of her love, and he swore he would not reveal her as a source of information. In revenge, Phaedra wrote Theseus a letter that claimed Hippolytus raped her. Theseus believed her and cursed Hippolytus with one of the three curses he had received from Poseidon.[2] As a result, Hippolytus' horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged their rider to his death.
Alternatively, after Phaedra told Theseus that Hippolytus had raped her, Theseus killed his son and Phaedra committed suicide out of guilt for she had not intended Hippolytus to die. Artemis later told Theseus the truth. In a third version, Phaedra simply told Theseus this and did not kill herself; Dionysus sent a wild bull which terrified Hippolytus' horses.

Nameday: 29th of November
Phaedra is a very spiritual and enjoy of solitude and meditation. Her Dream Vacation on a desert island would be good reading. She likes to analyze, study, think and dream and that is why she prefers mental activities. It is a very private person and groups of friends are very small, it costs as much socializing is not to her liking. Friends who have the well preserved and have great affection and Phaedra is very sincere and a very good friend.  She has great qualities to be a writer, artist or being a great scholar.








Phaedra's story & photo gallery
Phaedra
Phaedra has arrived!  She is aged 6-7 yrs old,very shy & frightenen of humans.We were told she was in foal to a horse but after several vet tests we discovered that she is not which is a huge relief as her legs are too weak to carry the weight of a foal.  She is settling in well & gaining confidence.


Latest news on Phaedra

November 1 2012
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And here's our Donkey of the Month November...PHAEDRA was rescued and brought to our sanctuary late summer 2011, even though she is only about 7 yrs old she has no coordination and stumbles often. When Phaedra had her first Vet check up wi...th the GAWF Outreach Team, her illness was diagnosed as being neurological, it can however be helped considerably with daily Bute and a course injections. Phaedra is a large and very handsome donkey with a very sweet character..

11/2011 : Phaedra arriving at the Sanctuary..she is only 6-7 yrs old but has a leg injury.11/2011 : Our beautiful new girl Phaedra...Phaedra is unable to put her back leg down for longer than a few seconds...Enjoying the freedom of our fieldSafely in the Sanctuary field after her long journey Phaedra gets a big welcome hug...Haritomeni and Mignon (now at his new home in Holland) stand in line for a hug..04/2012 : PHAEDRA...has been on her medication for her neurological problem for a week now and seems much more comfortable, she is even walking with more confidence now :-))
04/2012: Last weekend Phaedra had her first Vet check up with the GAWF Outreach Team and her illness was diagnosed as being neurological, it can however be helped considerably with daily Bute and a course injections.
Phaedra is a large and very handsome donkey with a very sweet character

Our new arrival Phaedra gets a big welcome from the curious donkeys at our Sanctuary

March 22  2012
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PHAEDRA was rescued and brought to our sanctuary late last summer, even though she is only about 7 yrs old she has no coordination and stumbles often.
Last weekend Phaedra had her first Vet check up with the GAWF Outreach Team and her illness was diagnosed as being neurological, it can however be helped considerably with daily Bute and a course injections.
Phaedra is a large and very handsome donkey with a very sweet character..
September 17 2012
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Phaedra was a model for one of our funny pictures and did it with great pleasure :-)
5/11: here's a big smooch from our beautiful donkey of the month, Phaedra9/11: Happy weekend from our girl of the month, Phaedra..enjoy the rest of your Friday! 
Thank you to all our supporters, friends & fans and please feel free to share pictures of your "furry" loved ones on our wall ♥
9/11/2012: Monday?? Again??
Our beautiful donkey of the month, Phaedra, taking a break ♥
14/11/2012: PHAEDRA & PANDORA have become the best of friends..they are both very shy and up to now have been loners. They have become inseperable over the last few weeks. It is lovely to see these two beauties always together, sunbathing, sharing food, heads close and just hanging out :-)
why is a donkey's nose white?  See the full story here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agia-Marina-Donkey-Rescue/225542274129832?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=554069587943764&set=a.302635023087223.95235.225542274129832&type=1&theater23/11/2012: An animal's eyes have the power to speak great language26/11/2012 : Our beautiful PHAEDRA enjoying her breakfast ♥ 
29/11/2012 : Χρόνια πολλά/Happy name day to our beautiful Donkey of the Month PHAEDRA and of course a big donkey kiss for all her namesakes ♥