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Radical_Dreamer

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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2005, 01:17:56 am »
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Nobody finds my treatise on the name Magus interesting, eh?


When my work weeks goes down from the current 72 hours to a more managable 40, I'll take a look.


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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2005, 06:59:02 am »
The Magus stuff is interesting...But the fact that Magus is just his American translation name always made me less interested in it's origins and such...

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Re: Real World Influences
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2013, 10:10:59 pm »
Serge
Serge is Russian for servant
:picardno Чушь. Bullshit. I'm russian so just believe me.  It's french name. But. In Russia this is Sergei. And sometimes we pronounce it on french manner :)

=Sonja

Wind goddess from Russian lore

Maybe. But it's actually more friendly-less official variation of Sophya(Sophia). Just like Cat from Catherine, Jenny from Jennifer and Susy from Susan.

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« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 01:21:35 am »
Fixed.

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Re: Real World Influences
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2020, 07:56:17 pm »
Regarding the real world definition of Mammon, a false god of wealth or wealth as evil, and that in Hebrew the word means money or wealth, is it possible that Magus calling himself Prophet was a pun? Profit?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 07:57:04 pm by Mr Bekkler »

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Re: Real World Influences
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2020, 06:30:12 pm »
That would be hilarious, and considering the other Ted Woolsey-isms (Slash, Flea, Ozzie, etc.), I wouldn't put it past him.

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2021, 12:18:08 pm »
During Nikki's concert, he says:
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[Nikki]
   Lo! The stars doth
   twinkle in accord
   with our song...

   The brighter one is the
   Star of Diarmuid...
   And next to it the Star
   of Grania can be seen
   shining so faintly...
   We mariners navigate
   our vessels by these
   two stars!

Now, I don't know of any real stars with those names, but Diarmuid comes from Irish mythology. Meanwhile, Grania, at first, doesn't seem to relate to anything, but I quickly realized it should actually be Gráinne from the same tale (which is pronounced like "grania", I believe).

Are these the only named celestial bodies in the Chronoverse? I'm wondering if these two stars belong to the "five brother stars" told by Belthasar to represent the Dragons. Curiously, during the same concert, Nikki drops the line "Neptunian nymph", which suggests the presence of a Neptune in Chrono history as well, either as a mythological figure or a planet. Or it could just be a grammatical quirk.  :lol:

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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2021, 05:50:13 pm »
Are these the only named celestial bodies in the Chronoverse? I'm wondering if these two stars belong to the "five brother stars" told by Belthasar to represent the Dragons. Curiously, during the same concert, Nikki drops the line "Neptunian nymph", which suggests the presence of a Neptune in Chrono history as well, either as a mythological figure or a planet. Or it could just be a grammatical quirk.  :lol:

Neptune is also mentioned in the BlueWhale Summon description:

"Calls on Neptune's anger to create a tsunami"

I think it is a reference to Neptune/Poseidon. Unless BlueWhale is Neptune, considering things.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2021, 09:52:54 pm by Acacia Sgt »

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2021, 12:15:58 am »
I always took the "five brother stars" to be the classical planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2021, 12:16:50 am by Razig »

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Re: Real World Influences
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2021, 03:28:49 am »
There could be some credence to the idea. Specially since you can make an almost perfect match with Wuxing.

Mercury - Water - Blue Element
Mars - Fire - Red Element
Jupiter - Wood - Green Element
Saturn - Earth - Yellow Element

Only issue I'd see is how to match Venus (Metal) with the Black Element.

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Re: Real World Influences
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2021, 02:12:23 pm »
Yeah, that's neat. I also struggle to see how the black element matches Venus, but the others are perfect.

Diarmuid then most likely corresponds to Polaris as a pole star.