Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Name Day, Žofie! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Žofie.  Happy name day, Žofie!
 The name Žofie is the Czech variant of Sophia, which is of of Greek origin and means "wisdom".  This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred.  Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which was the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.

Hagia Sophia