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In the original Eureka series, names were important. The names had significance, even if it was only to the staff. Eureka is starting of that way again. Eureka AO derives its names from a number of sources. Each tier or group of names derive from the same reference source. For example, all the ships are named after the heralds to Greek gods and heroes. I think as we go forward, we will begin to see these names reach some the same sort of significance as they did in Eureka seveN. This post will be updated as information becomes available.
The Ships of Generation Bleu
Ship appear to be named after heralds, messengers, to Greek gods and heroes.
Triton: Mythological Greek god, the messenger of the big sea. Triton had two daughters.5
Medon: The faithful herald of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey.6
Generation Bleu Teams
Team names seem to derive from children’s fairy tales, specifically ones with lessons.
Pied Piper: A story from Germany, which has turned into a lesson in paying someone who is due.7
IFO names all come from liturgical elements in the Catholic Church and songs from it’s Mass.
Alleluia: The word “Alleluia” or “Hallelujah” (from Hebrew) which literally means “Praise ye Yah”, or “Praise Yahweh”. In the spelling “Alleluia”, the term is used also to refer to a liturgical chant in which that word is combined with verses of Scripture, usually from the Psalms. This chant is commonly used before the proclamation of the Gospel.1
Kyrie: A Greek word, shortened from Kýrie, eléison, which means “Lord, have mercy”. The Kyrie is the first movement of a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass. The Kyrie eleison is a song by which the faithful praise the Lord and implore his mercy.2
Gloria: The second movement of a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass. The Gloria is a celebratory passage praising God and Christ. Or from “Gloria in excelsis Deo which is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest”.2
Credo: The third movement of a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, setting of the Nicene Creed, which is the longest text of a sung Mass.2
Requiem: Or Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is a Mass celebrated for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular form of the Roman Missal. It is frequently, but not necessarily, celebrated in the context of a funeral.3
Liturgy (leitourgia): A Greek composite word meaning originally a public duty, a service to the state undertaken by a citizen. As a religious phenomenon, liturgy is a communal response to the sacred through activity reflecting praise, thanksgiving, supplication, or repentance.
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5/19/2012 – Initial Post
5/20/2012 – Added footnotes and cleaned up references