Irene was the Greek goddess of peace and the ruler of spring. EirÃªnÃª (the Greek spelling) was one of three goddesses that guarded the gates of heaven: the others were her sisters Eunomia and Dike, respectively the goddesses of Order and Justice. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the Empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.
In Greek mathology godess of Peace
Greek goddess of peace. Saint Irene (fourth century) was one of the three sisters martyred for their faith in Macedonia.
Mythology: Greek goddess of peace. Saint Irene (fourthcentury) was one of the three sisters martyred for their faith in Macedonia.
Irene was the name of the Greek goddess peace. It was borne from several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire. She was the first woman to lead the Empire. She originally served as regent for her son but later had him killed
was a South African housing rights activist who was best known for her victory before the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 2000. The Court found that the Government of South Africa had not met its obligation to provide adequate housing for residents of Cape Town's Wallacedene informal settlement. This ruling provided clear legal support for housing rights campaigns in South Africa and elsewhere. At the time of her death in August 2008, Irene Grootboom was still living in a shack. 
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Irene Name also appears in following Origin(s): Scandinavian
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