[LMB] OT: Greek mythology

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Sun, 17 Feb 2002 12:52:17 -0500


On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Marci DeLeon wrote:

#--- Andrew Lambdin-Abraham <andrew at firehead.org>
#wrote:
#My professor of Classics did a paper on how Kerberos
#(or Cerebus) the three headed dog that guards Hades is
#named Spot.

Not Cerebus, but Cerberus, the Latin spelling. "Cerebus" is the
misspelling that whoozis used in naming his coming.

Madison Beeler, a great Indo-European linguistic scholar who taught
Historical Linguistics at Berkeley, had a 15-minute lecture on the
history of the name "America", culminating in the revelation that it's
essentially a feminine form of "Henry". No s..t!

-- Mark M.