[hobbit] "Hobbit" name legal stuff; slight name change will happen

Everett, Vernon Vernon.Everett at woodside.com.au
Sat Aug 2 15:49:12 CEST 2008


Precog - see Minority Report (the movie)
AWAC - See military refereces
Horus - See All-seeing Eye of Horus
Panoptes - See Argus Panoptes of greek mythology (Peacock as new logo)
MPM - Multi-Platform Monitor (and a nice play on MOM - Microsoft's
Aprilicus - A series of spy satellites
Almaz - Russian military (spy) satellites. Almaz also means diamond -
reference to Hobbit icons?

Now here's something interesting I stumbled upon while random browsing
In the early stellar cults of Mesopotamia there were four "royal" Stars
(known as Lords) which were called the "watchers". Each one of these
stars "ruled" over one of the four cardinal points common to Astrology.
This particular system would date from approximately 3000 BC. 
The star Aldebaran, when it marked the Vernal Equinox, held the position
of Watcher of the East. 
Regulus, marking the Summer Solstice, was Watcher of the South. 
Antares, marking the Autumn Equinox, was Watcher of the West. 
Fomalhaut, marking the Winter Solstice, was Watcher of the North. 
In the star myths the "watchers" themselves were depicted as gods who
guarded the Heavens and the Earth. Their nature, as well as their
"rank", was altered by the successive lunar and solar cults that
replaced the older stellar cults.

Any of those could be good.

And if we want to stick with fantasy characters, how about one form the
game Star Control II / The Ur-Quan Masters?

Any other ideas?


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