Saturday, March 07, 2009

Stygian Saturdays

Stygian Saturdays are back!

It's been so long since I've posted. Since it has been so long, I shall re-introduce myself. My name is Stygia, and I am a 2 and a half year old House Panther. Aside from this blog, I share another one with my tabby step-sister Abby, called T'Abby Normal & the Stygian Panther.

People often ask how I got the name Stygia. It wasn't the name I had when they adopted me from the SPCA last August, but I like it. I never responded to my former name (Bear), but my new people talk to me a lot, and so I do respond to my new, better name. Here's something from the dictionary:

Styg⋅i⋅an

–adjective
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2. dark or gloomy.
3. infernal; hellish.
Also, styg⋅i⋅an (for defs. 2, 3).


Origin:
1560–70; Stygi(us) Stýgios (Styg-, s. of Stýx Styx + -ios adj. suffix) + -an

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Well, I'm not a gloomy girl, but I am very dark. In the picture you see of me above, I am actually smiling -- when I am really happy, my fangs peep out!

5 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Your fangs are way cool!

Cat with a garden said...

Stygia, your new name is really cool! "Bear"? What were they thinking?!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

pughy said...

Hello saw ou over at another blog and dropped by to say hello. I love your blog background all those cool cats. I will drop by again if thats ok.

Hugs GJ xx

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The Island Cats said...

Hi Stygia...I don't think you are gloomy at all! Hellish??? Maybe just a little bit!! :-)

Ernie