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Flash Landsraad
coracao ardente
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2006.03.09 14:46:00 - [1]
 

Anyone noticed the Greek mythology in the names of Gallente T2 and large ships?

Arrow 'Moros' (Gallente Dread) is the Greek personification for impending doom and destruction. Moros was the son of Erebus (Gallente Titan) the personification of darkness and Nyx (Gallente carrier) the Goddess of the night.

Arrow 'Deimos' is a Greek word for fear or terror.

Arrow 'Enyo' (Gallente AF) meaning horror was an ancient Greek Goddess also known as the 'Waster of Cities'.

Arrow 'Ares' (Gallente Inty) meaning 'battle strife' (lol) was the God of War (lol). He and Enyo are commonly depicted as companions.

Arrow 'Astarte' (Gallente command ship) was a major north-west Semetic goddess similar in origin and function to the east Semetic Goddess 'Ishtar' (Gallente HAC).

Arrow 'Eos' (Gallente command ship) was the Titan Goddess of the Dawn in Greek mythology.

Arrow 'Oneiros' (Gallente Logistics) was the God of Sleep in Greek mythology.

Arrow 'Lachesis' (Gallente Recon cruiser) was one of the personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.

Arrow 'Eris' (Gallente Interdictor) is the Goddess personifying 'strife'. Eris translated into Latin is 'Discordia' (Hence our good resident Eris Discordia Very Happy)

Arrow 'Helios' was a personification of the sun in Greek mythology.

So there you have it.

wierchas noobhunter
Caldari
Posted - 2006.03.09 14:51:00 - [2]
 

dah ........Rolling Eyes

Karl Staf
C.C.C.P
Posted - 2006.03.09 14:54:00 - [3]
 

and minmatar have a Norse mythology them..

Ghoest
Posted - 2006.03.09 14:55:00 - [4]
 

Yet the Cerberus is Caldari !!

smallgreenblur
Minmatar
Irrepressible Mirth
Posted - 2006.03.09 15:48:00 - [5]
 

Can't blame them, they have hundreds of ships to name and a limited imagination :P

Btw the Titans were greek mythology too.

sgb

Shai Faetal
Amarr
Burn The Witch
Posted - 2006.03.09 15:54:00 - [6]
 

the greeks should sue ccp or copyright infrigdement and blasphemy ugh

velocoraptor
Art of War
Cult of War
Posted - 2006.03.09 16:12:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Shai Faetal
the greeks should sue ccp or copyright infrigdement and blasphemy ugh


We hereby do.
CCP you can either rename ALL your ships (are belong to us) by midnight today, or alternativelly seed t3 BPO's for all ships in my hangar by same time Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Yezah
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:01:00 - [8]
 

Mostly:

Amarr - Dramatic end-of-the-work and religious
Caldari - Birds of prey
Gallente - Greek/Latin
Minmatar - Norse and violent sounding

Aeron Ralth
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:07:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Aeron Ralth on 09/03/2006 18:07:42
The Gallente / Greek connection runs even deeper than that. You can look at the whole Gallente and Caldari thing in terms of the Grecians and Spartans.

Beringe
Caldari
Mercurialis Inc.
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:19:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: smallgreenblur
Can't blame them, they have hundreds of ships to name and a limited imagination :P

How is using a themed naming scheme "limited imagination"?

CCP are many things. Unimaginative is definitely not one of them.

ElCoCo
KIA Corp
KIA Alliance
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:39:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Aeron Ralth
The Gallente / Greek connection runs even deeper than that. You can look at the whole Gallente and Caldari thing in terms of the Grecians and Spartans.
Huh? Spartans weren't Grecians? Rolling Eyes
I realy fail to see the connection... enlighten usExclamation

Anyway better greek deities etc than erm french names for Gallente... what would we have? wtfbbqix, wtfpwnzorix Laughing

SpaceDrake Storyteller
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:48:00 - [12]
 

He may mean Athenians and Spartans... I can see the connection, I suppose.

Pretty much all of the Gallente vessels are in Greek... Megathron (short for Megatherion I think), Dominix, Brutix, Thorax... bit of Latin thrown in as well, like Navitas, Celestis, etc.

Someone made a huge post about all the ship names. I'll see if I can find it.

Sangxianc
Reikoku
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.03.09 18:53:00 - [13]
 

In Latin, at least, "Erebus" (the Gallente Titan) is the underworld. I don't know if it's from Greek or anything though since I've never studied it.

Hellspawn01
Amarr
Posted - 2006.03.09 19:04:00 - [14]
 

Deimos
In Greek mythology, Deimos is one of the sons of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus); "deimos" is Greek for "panic".

Helios
In the greek mythology, Helios was the sungod. Together with Selene (moongod) and Eos (Dawn) he had two childs, Hyperion and Theia. Helios also had 4 childs with Klymene: Aigle, Phaethusa, Lampetia (the 3 Heliads) und Phaeton. He is also the father of Kirke and Pasiphae.

See also the link in my sig.

Genei
Posted - 2006.03.09 19:19:00 - [15]
 

This topic just pressed the right button for me. I named my Catalyst destroyer "Eris" over a year ago... and I still have the old girl.

Freakiness...

Shinnen
Caldari
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2006.03.09 19:35:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Shinnen on 09/03/2006 19:36:45
CCP and greek mythology?

Dont you mean Gallente and Greek Mythology?! Razz

EDIT:

Lachesis was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirae. She was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life was to be allowed for each person or being.

Ghoest
Posted - 2006.03.09 20:09:00 - [17]
 

The Minm seem to have several themes.

Norse words(Mythological I think)
Animals
Swords
Storms
brutal words(slasher, burst, scythe, stabber)



Jim McGregor
Posted - 2006.03.09 20:23:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: smallgreenblur
Can't blame them, they have hundreds of ships to name and a limited imagination :P




With system names such as XY56-Z, i believe you are right. =)

Icek Villawrov
Exiled.
Posted - 2006.03.09 20:45:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: SpaceDrake Storyteller
He may mean Athenians and Spartans... I can see the connection, I suppose.

Pretty much all of the Gallente vessels are in Greek... Megathron (short for Megatherion I think), Dominix, Brutix, Thorax... bit of Latin thrown in as well, like Navitas, Celestis, etc.

Someone made a huge post about all the ship names. I'll see if I can find it.


Athens was a very democratic city, wit ha good navy. Sparta Was more of a militaristic society. They were constantly competing with each other, and were in war for a while. Spartans sort of sound like Caldari now that you mention it.

Velsharoon
Gallente
Arcane Velshologies
Posted - 2006.03.09 20:50:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Velsharoon on 09/03/2006 20:51:03
The Athens/Gallente and Sparta/Caldari analogy is actually quite relevant now you think of it...whether its true or not ^^

Edit: Alcohol leads to Faile..wosre...limied menatal...stupid

Josclyn Verreuil
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2006.03.09 21:42:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Icek Villawrov
Originally by: SpaceDrake Storyteller
He may mean Athenians and Spartans... I can see the connection, I suppose.

Pretty much all of the Gallente vessels are in Greek... Megathron (short for Megatherion I think), Dominix, Brutix, Thorax... bit of Latin thrown in as well, like Navitas, Celestis, etc.

Someone made a huge post about all the ship names. I'll see if I can find it.


Athens was a very democratic city, wit ha good navy. Sparta Was more of a militaristic society. They were constantly competing with each other, and were in war for a while. Spartans sort of sound like Caldari now that you mention it.


It was much deeper than that (/em curses early political history course... damn Thucydides), but overall there's really very little connection to be found between Athens/Sparta and Gallenti/Caldari. Aside from there being a standing rivalry and state of alternating hot and cold war I don't see much connection.

Vanye
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.03.09 21:52:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Sangxianc
In Latin, at least, "Erebus" (the Gallente Titan) is the underworld. I don't know if it's from Greek or anything though since I've never studied it.


Erebos is the underworld in Greek aswell, and the god of darkness (son of Chaos IIRC).

Outa Rileau
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2006.03.09 21:56:00 - [23]
 

Beetles have Thoraxes ugh

Outa Rileau
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2006.03.09 21:58:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Yezah
Mostly:

Amarr - Dramatic end-of-the-work and religious
Caldari - Birds of prey
Gallente - Greek/Latin
Minmatar - Norse and violent sounding and homeless people

OrangeAfroMan
Minmatar
AnTi.
Atrocitas
Posted - 2006.03.09 22:06:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Outa Rileau
Originally by: Yezah
Mostly:

Amarr - Dramatic end-of-the-work and religious
Caldari - Birds of prey
Gallente - Greek/Latin
Minmatar - Norse and violent sounding and homeless people



LOL homeless people, yup, the Vagabond

But yeah,
Sleipnir = Odin's Horse
Munnin and Huginn = Odin's 2 Ravens (Memory and Thought)

Etc.

Vanye
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.03.09 22:08:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Outa Rileau
Beetles have Thoraxes ugh


Thorax is greek for chest or breastplate/armour.

Ghoest
Posted - 2006.03.09 22:16:00 - [27]
 

Josclyn is an example of some one being so lost in detail that they lose the picture.

Besides the on and off war situation there is a strong parrel with the the Galente being a rather open trade orriented society with a focus on Democracy but stull having a strong military and The Caldari being a militaristic society with out a democracy.

Obviously there are deeper details that dont match, but its just wrong to ignore that there are some basic parallels.

Rockety Zarmoff
Posted - 2006.03.09 22:19:00 - [28]
 

The Athenians liked to construe themselves as democratic as opposed to the Spartans, but they weren't, particularly. Don't believe the propaganda.

CCP TomB

Posted - 2006.03.09 22:22:00 - [29]
 

"Thanatos was the personification of death. Thanatos was a son of Nyx (Night)."

Don't forget to say hi to mommie when you fly by her in space.

Kel Shek
Posted - 2006.03.09 22:27:00 - [30]
 

so what will the tier 3 BS's and Tier 2 BC's be called, following said trends?


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