What’s in a Name

calm voodoo priest with trident sitting on ground

So, I said to self.  Self, what Can we do today?  I know look up your name meaning.

Roger


♂ Roger. What does Roger mean? Roger ▼ as a boys’ name is pronounced ROH-jer, RAH-jer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roger is “famous spearman“. Popular in the Middle Ages and the 19th and 20th centuries.

Famous Spearman

My grandfather was German.

Definitions of spear:

  • noun:   a long-pointed rod used as a weapon
  • noun:   an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  • verb:   thrust up like a spear
  •  

Synonym for spear

Trident

  • Definition of trident
  •  (Entry 1 of 2)
  • 1a 3-pronged spear serving in classical mythology as the attribute of a sea god (such as Neptune)
  • 2a 3-pronged spear (as for fishing)
  • trident
  •  adjective
  • Definition of trident (Entry 2 of 2)
  • having three teeth, processes, or points

Of course, there is another Trident

Trident

Missile

Trident

The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles. Originally developed by Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation, the missile is armed with thermonuclear warheads and is launched from nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. Trident missiles are carried by fourteen United States Navy Ohio-class submarines, with American warheads, as well as four Royal Navy Vanguard-class submarines, with British warheads. The missile is named after the mythological trident of Neptune.

The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the God of the Sea in classical mythology. The trident may occasionally be held by other marine divinities such as Tritons in classical art, and trident maybe depicted in medieval heraldry as well, sometimes held by a merman-Triton. In Hinduism, it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for “triple-spear”).

Almost forgot Neptune

Neptune (LatinNeptūnus [nɛpˈtuːnʊs]) is the god of freshwater and the sea[1] in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon.[2] In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune is the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers preside over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld.[3] Salacia is his wife.

Depictions of Neptune in Roman mosaics, especially those of North Africa, are influenced by Hellenistic conventions.[4] Neptune was likely associated with fresh water springs before the sea.[5] Like Poseidon,

Neptune was worshipped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing.[6]

I thought this would be simple.

What is Hellenistic?

The Hellenistic period covers the period of Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC[1] and the conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year.[2] The Greek language word Hellas (Ἑλλάς, Ellás) was originally the widely-recognized name of Greece, from which the word Hellenistic was derived.[3]

So?  What was I searching for anyway.

Meaning of the name Roger.

Dang!  Let me think.  If words mean things, then I am a Freaking Bad Ass!

Spear, Fisherman, Trident, Missile Neptune, God of Freshwater, Hellenistic, God

Got to love words.

The Words Remains True

The Word the Tower of Power.

The Written Word Nuclear.  Everything. Paper, Scissors, Rock, the Word Spears. All at Once.

Once written cannot be changed.

Some are just born.

With Superpowers.

Mirror! You’re looking at the newest Superhero.

Roger slang meaning

From c. 1650 to c. 1870, Roger was slang for the word “penis“, possibly due to the origin of the name involving fame with a spear. Subsequently, “to roger” became a slang verb form meaning “to have sex with”, “to penetrate”.

Huh?  Wait a minute mirrors can’t talk. That was my ex-wives mirror anyway. Just like her. One-sided.

Rewrite.

RGH

9-16-2020

Published by @purplehayes

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