Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Helena is one of the four young lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s very popular play, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. Helena is a beautiful but insecure girl of impeccable background who is in love with the rather careless Demetrius. Demetrius has been chosen by Egeus as a suitor to his daughter, Hermia, and Demetrius is just fine with that, even though he was once engaged to Helena. Hermia, however, loves Lysander, and is plotting to elope with him. Hoping to win Demetrius back, Helena tells him of the elopement plan, but this only spurs Demetrius on to following them into the Athenian forest in hopes of winning Hermia for himself. In the meantime, the fairy king, Oberon, has ordered his little henchman, Puck, to sprinkle fairy dust in Demetrius’ eyes so that he will fall in love with Helena again. Puck naturally gets it wrong, sprinkles the dust in both Lysander’s and Demetrius’ eyes while they sleep and, when they awake, they both fall in love with the first person they see – in both cases, Helena. So now Helena, whom nobody paid attention to before, is having a duel fought over her! In addition, Hermia is none too happy with this turn of events, and she turns on her old friend, Helena. So now Helena takes stock of the situation, and believing Demetrius to be mocking her, spurns him. Oberon takes charge, ordering Puck to right the situation, and the spell is removed from Lysander, but not Demetrius, so pretty soon all the right people are in love with the right people and everyone is set to live happily ever after. And Helena needs to get a grip, accept that Demetrius really does love her, stop whining, be happy, and live up to her beautiful name. And she does!
Helena - a song by The Misfits
Helena - a song by My Chemical Romance
Helena - a song by Nickel Creek
Helena 2 - a song by The Misfits
Helena Montana - a song by Terry Allen
This is Helena - a song by OMD
Helena Hippo & The Magic Ballet Slippers (Mrs. Connie M. Fink) - Helena is a energetic 4 year old hippo. This lovable hippo can't wait to start Ballet class. She'll find out a shocking secret that will teach her a lesson. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Helena the Horse-riding Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Sports Fairies' magical items are missing, and now the Fairy Olympics are going all wrong! It's an exciting time in Fairyland. Everyone is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics! But Jack Frost's goblins have stolen the Sports Fairies' magic objects. Now they're threatening to take over the whole competition! The stables are all mixed up --- and it's the goblins' fault! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Helena the Horse-riding Fairy rein things in? Find the enchanted object in each book, and help keep the Fairyland Olympics magical! Recommended for ages 7-11.
Helena's Voyage (Paul Harbridge) - A sick girl named Helena is taken by an angel on an ancient sailing boat far over the waves. Their destination: three cities that glow as if blessed of God--one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim. Helena comes to realize that all these people believe the same divine law--to love God and their fellow man. Recommended for ages 3-6.
The Queen and the Cats: A Story of Saint Helena (Calee M. Lee) - Queen Helena has brought the greatest of gifts to the people of Cyprus. But when she tries to present the treasure, the Queen discovers that the local churches have been infested with a deadly problem. It’s up to Queen Helena and a little village girl to come up with a solution that will make the churches safe once more. The Queen and the Cats tells a little-known, but dearly loved story of Saint Helena, mother to Emperor Constantine. After discovering the location of the True Cross in the Holy Land, Saint Helena visited the island of Cyprus. Featuring 24 full-color illustrations and a charming story that will introduce young readers to the lives of the saints. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Helena - Helena Bonham Carter (actress); Helena Christensen (supermodel); Helena Rubinstein (Polish-American businesswoman); Helena Suková (Czech tennis player); Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (royalty, daughter of Queen Victoria); Saint Helena (Empress of Constantinople and mother to Constantine the Great)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Helena - Kelly Rutherford (actress)
Helena - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Helena.