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From: Gregory Colvin (gregory.colvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-07 13:40:50

Perhaps Perseus, who slew the Medusa, the snake-haired monster of
"so frightful an aspect that no living thing could behold her without
being turned into stone."

Perseus avoid being turned to stone by clever use of indirection --
he avoided looking directly at Medusa, instead looking only at her
reflection in the mirror of his polished shield.

On Thursday, Aug 7, 2003, at 11:52 America/Denver, Brock Peabody wrote:

>> On Behalf Of E. Gladyshev
> [...]
>> Don't know where to start...
>> Greek and Roman mythology?
>> 'Aquilo' the north wind, the ruler of the winds.
>> 'Notus' the south wind
>> 'Flora' goddess of flowers and spring.
>> 'Arcadia' a district of the Peloponnesus, the home of
>> pastoral simplicity.
> Hmm of those I like Notus.
> Other ideas:
> Atlas
> Hydra
> Muse
> ...
> Eugene, you brought this whole thread up so I think you should pick the
> name :)

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