Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Intriguing names in the Necropolis: Hercules and Achilles

Sometimes I find myself drawn to tombstones, not only because of their beauty, but because of the names which they bear.  Here are a couple of examples from Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, namely Hercules Ellis and Achilles Daunt:

Hercules Ellis
The stone reads:

Here lieth all that was mortal
of
Hercules Ellis
of
83 Stephens Green
"The well beloved and devoted son
of
Sarah and Nicholas Ellis"
Whose spirit passed to God
On the 29th of August 1879.

Achilles Daunt, D.D., 1832-1878
The stone reads (in part):

Erected
By the members of his family
In Memory Of
ACHILLES DAUNT D.D.
DEAN OF CORK
Born At Kinsale August 23rd 1832

Click on the links below for biographical information about the interred:
Achilles Daunt
Hercules Ellis
Click on photos to view larger version.
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