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Demetrios [Sep. 20th, 2004|09:51 am]
Tony Grist
I've been told that the name Dmitri derives from Demeter, Earth Mother. I don't know whether this is true or not.

But- think about it- Dmitri is presumably a corruption of Demetrios (as in Demetrius and the Gladiators) and Demetrios has to be derived from Demeter.

How cool that a man's name should be derived from that of a Goddess! Are there other examples? I can't think of any.

P.S. There is, of course, a St.Demetrios. He's the patron saint of Thessalonika. He was an aristocrat who converted to Christianity, openly defied the Emperor Maximian and got butchered in a cellar for his pains. No, I didn't know this off the top of my head- I just looked it up here- http://www.comeandseeicons.com/inp142.htm
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From: archyena
2004-09-20 02:59 am (UTC)
I like this one. That's just too neat.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-09-20 03:05 am (UTC)
He's sitting in an egg-cup!

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From: archyena
2004-09-20 03:28 am (UTC)
That's what I thought! Saint Simeon, martyred when cracked by a spoon!
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[User Picture]From: catvalente
2004-09-20 03:52 am (UTC)
Demetrios more likely means "son of Demeter" it's the ios ending, you see....
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-09-20 09:28 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'm sure you're right.
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[User Picture]From: thewayupward
2004-09-20 06:00 am (UTC)
I don't know, but I am quite appreciative of his bright pink leggings.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-09-20 09:29 am (UTC)
He's a doll.
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