Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female
c.1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated is from Akkadian asu "to go completely, to go up," in reference to the sun's rays, therefore "the land associated with sunrise."
the biggest continent with 60% of this planet's populace; its joined to European countries from the west to make Eurasia; this is the site of a few of the planet's very first civilizations
- the countries for the Asian continent collectively
Asia [Roman province]
It has been suggested that the fact of the conquest of the Amazons being assigned to the two famous heroes of Greek mythology, Heracles and Theseus - who in the tasks assigned to them were generally opposed to monsters and beings impossible in themselves, but possible as illustrations of permanent danger and damage, - shows that they were mythical illustrations of the dangers which beset the Greeks on the coasts of Asia Minor; rather perhaps, it may be intended to represent the conflict between the Greek culture of the colonies on the Euxine and the barbarism of the native inhabitants.