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ticket to ride...

Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 17:36
by pilvikki
interesting that this concept has always been around; something like buying indulgences later on in the middle ages.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/o ... ent-greece

i wonder how much they cost and were there family rates?

Re: ticket to ride...

Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 06:56
by yogi
While there is no reference to it in the article, I'm guessing that only males got to use these golden passports to Elysium. Also interesting (to me) is the reference to Dionysus, a god who I was named after. Apparently he was one of the important hancho's in the underworld along with Hades and Persephone. The story of the underworld and it's characters is part of Scorpio's mythology; all of which I find to be fascinating.

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Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 15:36
by pilvikki
i rather doubt your parents were thinking of dionysus when they named you... :mrgreen:

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Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 18:08
by yogi
There was an old cartoon character called Denny Dimwit. That's who mom had in mind when she named me - so she said.

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Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 12:40
by pilvikki
lol! more like dennis the menace, no?

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Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 18:24
by yogi
I think I was a typical boy growing up, but never thought of myself as a menace. The reference to Denny Dimwit has to do with his pointy head. Mom said mine was like that when I was born, thus the name.

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Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 17:07
by pilvikki
silja had a pointy head, too...

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Posted: 25 Dec 2017, 18:31
by yogi
I hear that's common among us sub-geniuses

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Posted: 28 Dec 2017, 18:44
by pilvikki
:lol: :lol: