(urth) The Nebraskan and the Nereid

Nessun Saprà nessun-sapra at web.de
Sun Apr 17 07:14:08 PDT 2011

I do have a further question, though, which is: why did the Nereid 
scratch the letter psi into the sand by the body? (Or is it intended to 
be read as a trident shape denoting allegiance to Poseidon? But that 
seems a bit clunky when earlier we've seen Poseidon explicitly 
symbolized by a letter pi.)
> I think it represents 'psyche' which means soul or butterfly.  Various 
> interpretations related to this exist on the web, and I don't know 
> their authenticity (I don't think anyone really knows what the ancient 
> Greeks believed), but certainly the symbology of inscribing it by one 
> who has died seems very plausible
> - Gerry Quinn
>> BTW the stories from Endangered Species are mostly quite sketchy on 
>> the wiki -- if anyone would like to fill in a few interpretations, 
>> that would be very welcome:
>> http://www.wolfewiki.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=WolfeWiki.EndangeredSpecies
> ____

I think her name is Psamathe. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psamathe

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