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Nephele goddess of clouds. Why citation needed? Simply put: nephele and nubes seems etymologically related, such as both derived from proto-Indoeuropean nebhe+, for nephele a diminutive ending +le added so that nephele < *nebhelah some such (cf. nebula) and, nubes simply from n∅bhe+s or some such. Said: Rursus (☻) 11:23, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Maybe I misunderstood: the nebularity not under discussion, but rather the goddessity? I changed accordingly, and dared to remove the citation-needed-mark. Said: Rursus (☻) 11:34, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to have to ask, but is there any relationship of the Greek name Nephele to the (apparently Hebrew) term Nephilim (referring variously to sons of God or angels)? The subject is similar, here Godly in the Greek mythological sense and deriving, I see, from the Greek term for cloud, which seems appropriate to angels too (along with a classically shared siring of mortals by Gods or the God-like, prevalent in "late-Pagan" and classical myth, to some extent implicit in mos ancient creation myths and recast in modernity or SF as the "ancient astronaut"). But is there some known relation (other than perhaps a proto-linguistic one of some kind, though PIE as far as I can see currently eschews one)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:04, 29 March 2016 (UTC)