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Thread #173194   Message #4200187
Posted By: Robert B. Waltz
01-Apr-24 - 06:48 AM
Thread Name: Naming in threes
Subject: RE: Naming in threes
Lots of examples from Greek mythology. Three different rulers of the universe over time: Ouranos, then Chronos, then Zeus.

Zeus was one of three brothers who divided the realms of the cosmos: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades.

In the Judgment of Paris, Paris had to choose between three goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera. Being a nitwit, he chose Aphrodite and was given Helen of Sparta and ended up dead, and all Troy with him. I mean, what sort of numbskull is going to choose Aphrodite when Athena is one of the options? Think about that one. :-)

Anyway, there are other examples too.