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What does ADONIS mean?
It's the best I could come up with !! :-)

I will confess, I had a sad evening so decided to look up some words in my Readers Digest Reverse Dictionary so that I could have a 'cool' title for my fan site!..

I came up with Adonis first, which means 'beautiful young man' and stems from Greek mythology (see details below table).

As for the other words, I think a table might help. I had a number of options, but chose this one because it sounds kind of intelligent, aswell as complimentary, at least to me, but if you think one of the others is better, or have an alternative, please let me know. If enough people say that they prefer a different acronym I might change the here goes on the explanations and alternatives...

A Alexis Alexis Alexis
D Denisof's Denisof's Denisof's
O Omniscient - all knowing Odalisque - harem concubine or female slave Omniscient
N Nexus - bond or link between group members Nexus Nexus
I Idolatrous - to idolise Insatiable - unsatisfiable Insouciant - carefree and lighthearted
S Simpatico's - like minded people, likeable Siren's - sea nymph, dangerously attractive woman Sybarite's - people who like luxuries and sensual pleasure
Adonis - The Mythology.

Adonis is believed to be of Asiatic origin, and was inserted into Greek Mythology. His name is a Semitic word, Adon, meaning 'the Lord', and he was worshipped in many places, always in conjunction with Aphrodite or her equivalent.

He was usually said to be the son of Myrrha (or Smyrna) and of her own father, either Cinyras, king of Paphos in Cyprus, or Belus of Egypt, or Theias of Assyria. Aphrodite had made her fall in love with her father because of Myrrha's neglect of her rites. She then tricked him into spending a night with her, and Adonis was conceived. When her father discovered what had happened he tried to kill her, but the gods turned her into a myrrh tree.

This was subsequently split open by the charge of a wild boar, and Adonis fell out of the cleft [or another version - Ilithyia, the goddess of childbirth, released the baby from the wood when his time had come]. Aphrodite was impressed by the childs beauty so placed him in a box and gave him to Persephone to look after. Persephone also admired him so refused to give him back to Aphrodite.

There are two versions of arbitration between the two goddesses. One - Zeus decreed that Adonis should spend a third of every year with each goddess and have the remaining third to himself, he spent his own third with Aphrodite. The other version - two - makes the Muse Calliope the umpire (Zeus being unwilling to judge) and indicates that she assigned half the year to each goddess. Aphrodite punished Calliope by bringing about the death of her son Orpheus.

While spending his time with Aphrodite, Adonis lost his life as he had entered it, through the charge of a wild boar. He was attacked while hunting in the forest. Because the goddess was so sorrowful at his loss, she made the blood-red anemone spring up from the blood he shed at his death. Another myth suggests that she prevailed on Persephone to restore him to earth for four months every year, starting in the springtime. Adonis was considered a god of vegetation and nature.

Information source - Who's Who in Classical Mythology by Michael Grant and John Hazel. Published by Routledge.

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