Decoding DMC trivia.

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#51 Post by Rascaduanok » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:31 am

VERGIL: Technically this is actually the correct spelling, since the poet was called Vergilius. The spelling ‘Virgil’ was either an innovation by Dante (poet of the Divine Comedy), or else was prevalent in the Middle Ages at that time. It was changed to ‘Virgil’ to make Vergilius seem more manly: ‘vir’, meaning ‘man’ (from where we derive ‘virile’).
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#52 Post by UbberDevil » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:16 am

ggs, g2g wrote:Trial of Intelligence (Riddle of the Sphinx)
The Sphinx is said to have guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, and to have asked a riddle of travellers to allow them passage. The exact riddle asked by the Sphinx was not specified by early tellers of the stories, and was not standardized as the one given below until late in Greek history.

It was said in late lore that Hera or Ares sent the Sphinx from her Ethiopian homeland to Thebes in Greece where she asks all passersby the most famous riddle in history: "Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?" She strangled and devoured anyone unable to answer.
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#53 Post by Rascaduanok » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:25 am

UbberDevil wrote:
ggs, g2g wrote:the more legs it has, the weaker it be?"
It's funny to imagine a lion with a woman's head choking people.
It’s funny to think she was a pirate.
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