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#1 2021-02-06 19:07:10

nixer
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Ceres, the celestial object

Interested in Ceres, the object for which (I assume) the unstable devuan is named after?

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200901.html

This site posts a new photo with a caption every day.  I visit the site every now and then to see its daily archive to catch on unseen images.  For a celestial curiosity seeker, you might find this site interesting.  I couldn't find anything on this site regarding jessie, ascii, beowulf, chimaera, or daedalus.

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#2 2021-02-06 19:18:54

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Re: Ceres, the celestial object

I'm pretty sure ceres is named after the Greek Goddess of fertility: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(mythology)

Beowulf is an ancient Gothic hero (and the name of a poem about him): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_(hero)

Daedalus is the person who designed the labyrinth for the Minotaur and the father of Icarus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daedalus

But anyway thanks for the link, that site looks very interesting.


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#3 2021-02-06 19:44:09

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Re: Ceres, the celestial object

One of the founding fathers of devuan is an astronomer. All our releases are named after minor planets.
https://www.devuan.org/os/releases

1+ for apod. Some of my favorite desktop backgrounds come from there.

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#4 2021-02-06 19:47:12

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Re: Ceres, the celestial object

Thanks for the correction and apologies for the misinformation. Oops.


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#5 2021-02-06 19:48:09

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#6 2021-02-06 20:16:35

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Re: Ceres, the celestial object

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Roman goddess of fertility.. Greek -mythology- equivalent, would be goddess Demetra..

Last edited by xinomilo (2021-02-06 20:16:49)

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#7 2021-02-06 20:28:55

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Re: Ceres, the celestial object

^ Thanks. Dear me, not having a good thread here... sad


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