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Posted on 2008.05.20 at 19:44

Oxyderces (ok-sea-DARE-seas) is an Epithet of the goddess Athena, meaning "Bright-eyed." Diomedes, whom the goddess so inspired with valor in the Trojan War that he attacked even the gods themselves, was wounded by an arrow of Pandarus during the struggle. Mist darkened his eyes and he faltered, but Athena came to him, healed his wound, and cleared the mist from his eyes. After the Trojan War Diomedes dedicated a sanctuary of Athena Oxyderces at Corinth.
Thanks to: The New Century Classical Handbook from which I took this more or less verbatim. I just fed Oxyderces into Reference.com and got zip. I also tried google again nothing pertaining to Greek Mythology however it is used in the species name for a kind of snout beetle.This is a long way of saying:not giving up the books just yet.


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vorona at 2008-05-24 15:04 (UTC) (Link)
Vorona (Russian, "crow" or "raven," more specifically a black-and-grey hooded crow... of course I need to make a sweatshirt, a.k.a. "hoodie," with these colors in the right places) comes up some kind of dinosaur. So, yeah.

Hmmm. A bright-eyed snout beetle!? I wonder if they make good pets.

Computers are excellent things, Google is the ultimate toy, but electronics will never replace books.
oxyderces at 2008-05-24 16:57 (UTC) (Link)


I like it; very apropos, Though I must confess a longtime loathing of actual crows. It stems partly from reading too much Castanada, and partly from the fact that they always seem to be dive bombing me. Someone, perhaps yourself, told me that my blond hair makes me look like a bald eagle. I am always looking to grow...perhaps if I can put out more pro-crow vibes, I'll get less shit walking down the street.
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