Talk:Hymen (god)

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Comments[edit]

Ovid's Medea is lost. An odd reference. Wetman 08:22, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Shouldn't this article stick to one spelling of Hymenaios, instead of switching between two? DanCrowter 17:48, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Speaking of switching, I've changed "Bacchus" to "Dionysus". If I'm mistaken that the former is strictly Roman, and therefore could not have been the name given to Hymen's father, even though it refers to the same person, feel free to change it back.... Sesesq (talk) 04:23, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

God of Membranes?[edit]

I am again removing references in this article and in the Hymen article to Hymenaios being the "god of membranes". Please discuss your sources here before restoring them. Kirk Hilliard (talk) 19:33, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Agreed-- I just removed more of the same, including the following:
"Hymenaios was summoned to give his blessing to every activity that involved the usage of membranes in Greek early industry, manly fluid filtering, filtration with Diatomaceous earth and reverse osmosis (which at the time was regarded as a magical phenomenon)."
This would, of course, be valuable information-- if its truth could be demonstrated! Lusanaherandraton (talk) 22:10, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
According to reverse osmosis#History, the process was not invented until the mid 20th century, with osmosis through semipermeable membranes first observed in the mid 18th century. 58.147.58.168 (talk) 22:29, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Hymn and hymen[edit]

I don't think the etymology is correct for those words. Hymen ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *syuh₁- (cognates include Sanskrit स्यूमन् (syū́man), Old Prussian schumeno, and Hittite šumanza), while hymn ultimately comes from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂em (“sing”) (cognate with Hittite išḫamai, "he sings", and Sanskrit सामन् (sāman, “song”)). 94.211.59.112 (talk) 21:47, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

I've removed it. Can't find either source in any case, and I wouldn't use the Britannica or a random website for this. Dougweller (talk) 13:34, 23 June 2013 (UTC)