Erechtheus


Erechtheus
Erechtheus legendary first king and founder of Athens, from L. Erechtheus, from Gk. Erekhtheos, lit. "render, shaker" (of the earth), from erekhthein "to rend, break, shatter, shake." Hence, Erechtheum, the name of a temple on the Athenian acropolis.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.