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Re^2: Do you have a middle name?

by LanX (Canon)
on Dec 02, 2009 at 20:51 UTC ( #810685=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Do you have a middle name?
in thread Do you have a middle name?

In much of the Middle East parts, they have a naming system that is a chain starting with your name, your father's name, your grandpa's, great grandpa's, great great grandpa's...

Which can cause an endless loop, like in the case of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Boutros is an Arabized form of Petros, and it seems his family loves to baptize the eldest son after Saint Peter... 8)

Cheers Rolf


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Re^3: Do you have a middle name?
by ambrus (Abbot) on Dec 03, 2009 at 08:14 UTC

    I think it can lead to actual loops, because Gilgamesh has traveled back in time and became his own grandfather at least they say he's two thirds part god and one third part mortal, and I can't think of an easier way how that's possible.

      It's possible only as a myth, that was a time when the earliest ever of civilizations formed in Northern Iraq, which wasn't Arabic yet. Gilgamesh was Sumerian, and he lived in 2700 BCE.

      Arabic seems to have come around from Aramaic and has a semitic origin, it appeared much later than the time of Gilgamesh and it appeared in Jordan AFAIK...So there's a mix-up in your statement but many myths were attributed to Arabs when they were rather of other origins because that part of earth was like a cocktail of many different interleaving cultures and influences along the passage of history...

      at least they say he's two thirds part god and one third part mortal, and I can't think of an easier way how that's possible.

      it's unlikely but possible, since chromosomes can be trippled!

      I think it can lead to actual loops, because Gilgamesh has traveled back in time and became his own grandfather

      Mathematician inside joke? ;-)

      x= 1/4 x + 1/4 a + 1/4 b + 1/4 c

      3x= a+b+c

      So "grandpa" Gilgamesh's wife (a) was mortal and his son (or daughter) in law was the divine offspring of 2 gods (b & c),,,

      Nice!

      I always wondered how to construct a sci-fi character who is 1/pi Klingon, clearly TI (= temporal incest) is the answer opening the occasion for plenty of new seasons of soa-fi (= soap fiction)! XD

      Cheers Rolf

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