A Persian name with possible Greek origins. In Greek it may mean "all the flowers" or "all the gods." In Persian lore, Pantea was the most beautiful woman in all of Asia and kept her face covered nearly all of the time to prevent men from falling in love with her. She was married to the Persian King Darius' greatest warrior, who died in battle. Darius brought the bad news to Pantea, and fell in love with her. He asked her to marry him, but Pantea, devastated, refused. Soon after, she committed suicide and the King had her buried next to her heroic husband.