Re: Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 57415
Date: 2008-04-15

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From: "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:14 PM
Subject: [Courrier indésirable] Re: Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann
versus Kossack?)

> On 2008-04-15 18:56, fournet.arnaud wrote:
>> Centaures are not altered, they are just half humans
>> and they may even be beneficial.
> Do you mean that the Sirens and the Harpies prove that the Greeks were
> not closely acquainted with fish and fowl? ;)
> Piotr
Sirens prove you are not well acquainted with Greek mythology.

In Greek mythology the Sirens were three dangerous bird-women,

The fact that in Spanish, French, Italian, **Polish**, Romanian or
Portuguese, the word for mermaid are respectively Sirena, Sirène, Sirena,
Syrena, Sirena and Sereia creates visual confusion, so that sirens are even
represented as mermaids. "The sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not
sea-maidens," Harrison cautions; "they dwell on an island in a flowery

Nice try.