|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
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?
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)
Hymn and hymen
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”)). 18.104.22.168 (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)
Hello fellow Wikipedians,
I have just modified one external link on Hymen (god). Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:
- Added archive https://web.archive.org/web/20051201140548/http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Nonfiction/Drama/Aristophanes/Peace/Aristophanes_PeaceP12.htm to http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Nonfiction/Drama/Aristophanes/Peace/Aristophanes_PeaceP12.htm
When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.
You may set the
|checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting
|needhelp= to your help request.
- If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
- If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.
If you are unable to use these tools, you may set
|needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.