星期四, 1月 24, 1980

S A L M A C I S / / O E N O N E / i ˈnoʊ ni /

S a l m a c i s (Greek: Σαλμακίς) was an atypical naiad who rejected the ways of the virginal Greek goddess Artemis in favour of vanity and idleness. Her attempted rape of Hermaphroditus places her as the only nymph rapist in the Greek mythological canon (though see also Dercetis).

O e n o n e (Greek: Oinōnē Οἰνώνη, wine woman) was the first wife of Paris of Troy, whom he abandoned for the queen Helen of Sparta. She was a mountain nymph on Mount Ida in Phrygia, a mountain associated with the Mother Goddess Cybele, alternatively Rhea. Her father was Cebren, a river-god. Her very name links her to the gift of wine.

P h a e d r a  (Greek: Φαίδρα, Phaidra, bright) was  the daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, wife of Theseus, sister of Ariadne, and the mother of Demophon of Athens and Acamas. Married to Theseus, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, Theseus's son born by either Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, or Antiope, her sister. (eu-, good)

[ A L D E R ] Alnus [ E L D E R ] Sambucus

Salmacis. Sambucus nigra. Aegopodium podagraria. Agrimonia eupatoria. Alnus viridis.
Eupatorium cannabinum. Myrtus communis.   Charaxes eupale. Sambucus javanica.  Pyrgus malvae.

星期三, 1月 23, 1980


/ hɜ ˌmæ frə ˈdaɪ təs /  A p h r o d i t e /ˌæ frə ˈdaɪ ti/

Musa × paradisiaca.  Thaumantis diores. Pandemos pasiphae. Behemothia godmanii. Apodemia mormo
Alnus viridis. Homalomena aromatica, H. lindenii.  Nymphidium medusa. Zeuxidia amethystus

星期二, 1月 22, 1980

B o x w oo d. E b o n y. R o s e w oo d

Dalbergia sissoo Indian Rosewood,Sheesham 印度黃檀,印度玫瑰木; Dalbergia nigra Brazilian Rosewood 巴西黑黃檀,巴西玫瑰木。
Khaya senegalensis African Mahogany 非洲楝,非洲桃花心木

星期日, 1月 20, 1980

A G D I S T I S / A T T I S

Time goes, you say? Ah no, Alas, time stays, we go.
Henry Austin Dobson
Apricot kernel, the seed of an apricot :
甜杏仁(Prunus armeniaca L.)與
苦杏仁(Prunus armeniaca var. ansu Maximowicz)

Almonds, Prunus dulcis  巴旦杏, 扁桃  : 
from Agdistis’ severed genitals or was it created to honour Phyllis’ wait for Demophon.

Sweet Almond (the Greek ἀμυγδαλή amygdalē: Prunus dulcis
Prunus dulcis var. amara are always bitter, as are the kernels from other Prunus species, such as apricot, peach, and cherry (to a lesser extent).

星期五, 1月 18, 1980


C h a r a x e s : to make sharp or pointed, from the pointed 'tails' on the hind wing. Charaxes could connect with charax, a sharp stake, or charaxis, a notch or incision; probably referring to the sharply notched tails. link

Asterocampa idyja syn. Papilio herse Fabricius 1793

星期日, 1月 13, 1980

N y m p h a l i d æ _ 蛺 蝶 (科)

Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak, Camberwell Beauty.
Nymphalis polychloros Large Tortoiseshell.
Nessaea batesii Bates Olivewing.
Polygonia interrogationis Question Mark.
Chloreuptychia herseis.
Clethra. Crateva religiosa. Catalpa ovata.
Pyronia tithonus Gatekeeper.

Polyommatus icarus  Common Blue.
Polyommatus bellargus  Adonis Blue. Eumaeus atala

Tithonus /tɪˈθoʊnəs/ (Ancient Greek: Τιθωνός) was the lover of Eos. Eos asked Zeus to make Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth. In later tellings Tithonus eventually turned into a cicada, eternally living, but begging for death to overcome him. Eos bore Tithonus two sons, Memnon and Emathion.

星期六, 1月 12, 1980

☆ 黯 夜 西 向 響 導 Erebus, Hesperides _and ☆ Palinurus

Hygrophila difformis, Xanthyris flaveolata, Papilio blumei fruhstorferi, Papilio palinurus (Emerald Swallowtail), Unzela japix, Thysania agrippina, Marpesia petreus. Erebus macrops, Sterculia monosperma (Seven Sisters' Fruit), Nephele hespera, Colax apulus, Darapsa choerilus (Azalea Sphinx.)

Erebus :
In Greek mythology, Erebus /ˈɛrəbəs/ (Greek: Ἔρεβος, deep darkness, shadow), representing the personification of darkness; for instance, Hesiod's Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos. Erebusb fathered several other deities with Nyx; depending on the source of the mythology, this union includes Aether, Hemera, the Hesperides, Hypnos, the Moirai, Geras, Styx, Charon, and Thanatos. Erebus is also used of a region of the Greek underworld where the dead pass immediately after dying, and is sometimes used interchangeably with Tartarus.

Hesperides :
The Hesperides /hɛˈspɛrɪdiːz/ (Greek: Ἑσπερίδες) are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far western corner of the world, located near Libya or the Atlas mountains in North Africa at the edge of the encircling Oceanus, the world-ocean. The nymphs are said to be the daughters of Hesperus.

Palinurus :
In Roman mythology, especially Virgil's Aeneid, is the helmsman of Aeneas's ship. Later authors used him as a general type of navigator or guide.

Nephele :
Nephele (/ˈnɛfəˌli/; Greek: Νεφέλη, from νέφος nephos, cloud; Latinized to Nubes) was a cloud nymph who figured prominently in the story of Phrixus and Helle.

Sterquilinus :
In Roman mythology, Sterquilinus (manure; also Stercutus or Sterculius) was a god of fertilization. He may have been equivalent to Picumnus.

星期三, 1月 09, 1980

S a t y r /ˈsæ tə/ /( P u n c h and J u d y )

S u bfamily: Satyrinae, Genus: Satyrus ( b r o w n )

P u l l   n o   p u n c h e s : Behave unrestrainedly. This expression comes from boxing, where to pull one's punches means "to hit less hard than one can."
D a v i d  S y l v i a n

星期二, 1月 08, 1980

A c h e ʀ o n / S т y x . . T ɑ ʀ т ɑ ʀ u ʂ

The species names atropos, lachesis and styx are all from Greek myth and related to death. The first refers to the member of the three Moirai who cuts the threads of life of all beings; the second to the Moira who allots the correct amount of life to a being; and the last refers to the river of the dead. In addition the genus name Acherontia is derived from Acheron, a river of Greek myth.

Atropos is related to death, derived from atropos that may not be turned, from a -tropos (Greek: τρόπος) from trepein to turn. Atropos was one of the three Moirai, goddesses of fate and destiny. In addition the genus name Acherontia is derived from Acheron, a river in Greece, which in Greek mythology was known as the river of pain, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld.

星期五, 1月 04, 1980

(( De uitlandsche Kapellen )) _T ɑ ɴ т ɑ l u ʂ

 Hesperus /ˈhɛs pər əs/  is Phosphorus /ˈfɒs fər əs/ ( 晨星, 磷, Lucifer)

A e l l o (/ˈeɪəloʊ/; Ancient Greek: Ἀελλώ, Aellō) in Greek mythology was one of the Harpy sisters who would abduct people and torture them on their way to Tartarus.

It is claimed she is the mother of Achilles's immortal steeds Balius and Xanthus by Zephyrus, but some sources claim it was really her sister Celaeno.

 De uitlandsche Kapellen  commissioned by Pieter Cramer
 painted by Gerrit Wartenaar, produced by Caspar Stoll

Abisara tantalus
Belenois java
Coenipeta tanais
Rothschildia hesperus
Saliana salius
Aellopos tantalus
Hypercompe eridanus

Tantaliana tantalus (Herrich-Schaffer, 1854) SYNONYMS Jana tantalus

//A M B R O S I A// Zeus Hera Prometheus

Theobroma L.: Greek θεος (theos), meaning "god", and βρῶμα (broma), meaning "food". It translates to "food of the gods."

Diospyros L.: Greek Dios and Pyros, means “divine fruit.” The literal meaning is closer to “Wheat of Zeus.” The word persimmon however is derived from the Powhatan language, and means “dry fruit.” link

 Juglans L.: Latin jūglans, meaning 'walnut'; jūglans in turn is a contraction of Jōvis glans, 'nut of (the god) Jupiter'

星期二, 1月 01, 1980

Heracles Telephus ■ Odysseus Telemachus ■ Philoctetes ■

Heracleum maximum Cow Parsnip
Junonia orithya Blue Pansy

Papilio ulysses L. 1758 (Asia) Blue Mountain syn. Papilio diomedes L. 1758 (India)
Morpho telemachus
Antirrhea philoctetes Common Brown Morpho
Junonia coenia Buckeye
Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald
Hylotelephium telephium Orpine

Geometer Moths or Geometridæ  (from Greek: geo γη or γαια, the earth, metron μέτρων, measure; refers to the larvae, or inchworms, which appear to "measure the earth" as they move in a looping fashion.) Geometer /dʒiˋɔmitə幾 何 學 者