Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
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Nymphs and slapheads? Get away...

While the world is waiting for me to finish my latest bout of iconic scribbling (estimated time of finishedness: um... soonish?), here's another pointless trivia quiz to keep you all off the streets for thirty seconds. This one's on the theme of classical mythology - never let it be said that I don't scour the furthest corners of world culture for you, even if it IS only to snigger at the silly names.

Poll #1654746 The "Not THAT Sort of Nymphomania" Quiz

The following is a list of Nereids, the sea nymphs of Greek mythology. But some of them aren't mythical, but merely made up. Click on the FIVE that you think are FAKES.

Drymo
9(3.7%)
Flymo
39(15.9%)
Protomedia
15(6.1%)
Thoosa
11(4.5%)
Loosa
31(12.6%)
Pontomedusa
8(3.3%)
Dexamene
13(5.3%)
Asprine
31(12.6%)
Thoe
4(1.6%)
Floe
30(12.2%)
Doris
20(8.1%)
Tichibochsis
35(14.2%)


And the not-so-legendary answers are as follows: Drymo, Protomedia, Thoosa, Pontomedusa, Dexamine, Thoe and Doris (yes!) are the REAL nymphs. (You can find a full list of Nereids here.) This means that Flymo, Loosa, Asprine, Floe and Tichibochsis are of course entirely non-existent in standard mythological sources. However, if you'd like to make up a few stories and sneak them into an eminent work of classical scholarship, I for one would definitely get a giggle out of it.

In other news, I see that professional Irish scenery-chewer (and former Steven Moffat employee) James Nesbitt has had a hair transplant. My question to the universe is "For the sake of all that's stylish, WHY?" I realize that going bald can be a distressing event for a man, but no artificial means of compensation ever looks good. Don't even be tempted to try, you'll only end up looking like a right Shatner. The only way to deal with it is to brazenly display your bonce to the world and remember that, if it's good enough for Patrick Stewart, it's good enough for you...
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