[hobbit] Don't make the pie higher!
Martin.Ward at colt.net
Wed Aug 6 15:40:35 CEST 2008
Vernon? You've really got to get outside more....
From: Everett, Vernon [mailto:Vernon.Everett at woodside.com.au]
Sent: 06 August 2008 07:47
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] Don't make the pie higher!
I sent this the other day, but somehow, the formatting got all
garbled, so I doubt anybody took any notice of it.
I did a bit of thinking about names.
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
MPM - Multi-Platform Monitor (and a nice play on MOM -
Aprilicus - A series of spy satellites
Almaz - Russian military (spy) satellites. Almaz also
means diamond - reference to Hobbit icons?
Now here's something else interesting I stumbled upon while
random browsing Wikipedia In the early
stellar cults of Mesopotamia there were four "royal" Stars
(known as Lords) which were called the
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
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 a good name.
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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