Leonid's meaning of name and interpretation of the name. Leonid is like a lion (Greek).
Name days, patron saints. April 16 (9) - The Holy Martyr Leonid and his comrades (3rd century) for confessing the faith of Christ after suffering were drowned in the sea on the first day of Easter.
July 30 (17) - Rev. Leonid, an ascetic of the 17th century, founded deserts on the Luza River in the Vologda province.
Superstitions, omens, customs. On Leonid, July 30, the height of the harvest. They celebrate the first compressed sheaf - it is called the birthday. Threshing begins in the fall with it, straw is fed to sick cattle, the seeds of the first rye sheaf are considered healing for animals, birds and people.
Zodiac name - Leo. Planet - the sun. The color of the name is golden. Auspicious tree - cedar. The cherished plant is the dog rose. The patron of the name is the lion. Stone mascot - diamond.
Diminutive forms. Lenya, Lech, Lesha, Leonya, I am lazy, Leonidka.
Middle name. Leonidovich, Leonidovna.
Name and character. Leonid has a flexible, diplomatic character. This, as they say, "absolute friend", loyal and reliable. His moral principles are very stable, and in defending them he will go to great lengths.Leonid is very proud, although one can guess this only by the fact that in any case he will try to be better than others (and, as a rule, he succeeds in this). Leonid is soft and gentle in circulation; and with him, gentle and loving you can achieve miracles. In addition, Leonid is very suspicious, carefully takes care of his health. He has extraordinarily skillful hands. Leonid has one more rare property: time as it obeys him. He does not have 24 hours a day, but much more, so many things he does in a day!
Name in history and literature. Leonid I, in 488-480 years. BC. King of Sparta, commanded the allied forces at the Battle of Thermopylae. After the Persians went around the positions of the Greek troops because of the treachery, he gave the order to the Allies to retreat. Himself, along with a detachment of three hundred Spartans defended the passage at Thermopyl to the end. Their heroic death is sung in concise poems, the author of which was apparently Simonides.
These verses are called "The lion at the grave of Leonid":
Between the animals - I,
Between the people of all stronger
The one whom I now, lying on a rock, keep.
If Leo was named,
He was not equal to me and spirit
I'm over his grave
Lap would not have stretched his own.
Leonid Alexandrovich Govorov (1897–1955) - Marshal of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Soviet Union. During World War II, commanded the army in the battle of Moscow. During the battle of Leningrad led the Leningrad Group of Forces. After the war, he commanded the country's air defense forces for several years.