The αβγ's of Greek Mythology

If you haven't seen Troy aren't in the know of ancient Grecian myths (and Roman history), kindly don't leave the old joke 'It was all Greek and Latin to me' as a comment!
[I picked up the theme for this post from Saucerer's hilarious
Greek for Dummies (=> Egyptian for Mummies?)]

Paris: Capital of France. The erection of his Eiffel Tower came about after meeting Helen, who went on to become his fond Louvre. He was known to be in-Seine, especially when passing comments in striptease sessions.

Helen: Initially she did not mind living with her aging husband, Menepaus, consoling herself with the words, "Sadness -- it' Sparta life". But when she went sight-seeing Paris, she got tempted and a-troy-ciously ran away. She was soon found missing, and her spouse and suitors broke into a barrage of expletives: Greece entered a phase that launched a thousand 'Shit!'s.

Idi-pus: Dictator of Greece-annexed-Uganda and a sore to the kingdom. He later on had a complex relationship with an Austrian shrink. A silent killer, Idi-pus was, who finally broke his silence when someone told him he was keeping mum.

Heckor: The etymology of his name is rather straightforward.
(1) 'Heck!' -- upon completing a fighting match with Ajax that lasted the entire day but ended in a draw.
(1) 'Brother, I've smuggled Helen. She's on the boat.'
(3) 'Brother, Achilles is outside the fort. He wants to duel with you.'

Homer: Star of a TV show that has travelled a long odyssey of 20 seasons and 434 epic's-odes till date; the Oxford Dictionary has officially recognized a phrase from among his popular memorabilia: 'D'oh!'

Trojan Horse: A p(h)ony that made an ass out of everyone at Troy.

Penelope: A rough anagram of 'No, people!', which is what she repeated to her wooers during the 20-year absence of her other half, Uselessis. She would literally spin a yarn everyday to keep them off her house; eventually they gave up, crying in the streets, 'I went as a suitor and met a tailor!'

Uselessis: Leader of a boring single-mate life who ended up in the title of a half-understood 20th century novel. To his credit, unlike one of his fellow mythological heros, when he was re-united with his wife he spared her of fidelity litmus tests such as walking in fire.

A Polo: His standard pick-up line: 'I'm a mint with a hole -- and so are you, baby!' With that did he net a harem of a diversity of such breadth matched only by Zeus'.

S.U.E.Z: A canal letting in several ships.
Z.E.U.S: Evidently, the reverse of S.U.E.Z -- a ship penetrating several canals.

Achilles: He grew up into one with an abnormal killer instinct, since, as a boy, his mother used to beat him up thoroughly with heavy styx. Pitt-ed against a vast Trojan army, he sliced his way through them with ease, until he received a wire from mom that read 'CAREFUL WHERABOUTS, HE'LL KILL YOU HE'LL KILL YOU' and got stranded in confusion. Which was unfortunate, because the Morse-typist got her spelling wrong when Achille's mother dictated the telegram: 'CAREFUL, WEAR YOUR BOOTS, HEEL KILL YOU, HEEL KILL YOU.'

Let's sign off with some characters from (and, in C's case, to) Rome.

Mark Antony: Famous for his rhetoric speech that goes 'Friends, Heroes and Desperate Housewives...'. He faithfully dogs Caesar and goes wherever Caesar goes, wherever (see next entry). Two millennia later, he takes rebirth in Chennai and commands an auto-driver 'Take me to Rome', who dutifully roams all over the city, and gets his brother to shoot him when he doesn't pay up.

Cleopatra: First, Caesar marks her, then, Mark sees her. She dies when too many wars and the deaths of her lovers give her a huge headache for which she takes an overdose of asp-irin.

: A crazy emperor diagnosed with the rare disease matricidic extravagancosis. He took great care about his figure -- it is widely reported that when he saw Rome was burning (calories), he wanted to (be fit as a) fiddle.

Julius Caesar: A fictional character co-created by Shakespeare and Plutarch.
When being stabbed by his conspirators, he spots a bystander with a handicam. In order to get his assassination captured on video as criminal evidence and in the hope that it will be viewed all over the Internet, he diverts the cameraman's attention with these famous last words: 'YouTube, route us!'

10 Obiter dicta:

Anonymous gauri couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

ROFL. Smooth!

Cuss-and-dry: What a polo did to pro fete of doom for screaming her throat ho(a)rse with the war-ning?

E-dip-us: Dared to take a hot spin on the unknown (h spin + x) & complex; drove her up er... down the wall :-| (rofl@keeping mum)

Liked :)


12:03 PM  
Blogger Full Of Life couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

LOL. Seriously smooth.

I loved the Ceaser part.

Gauri's comment is awesome too!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous O(nn)id couldn't resist being opinionated thus:


Trojan horse, Oedipus, and Zeus...Vande Nirmalam

Youtube route us! way out, but, fair enough...

Greece entered a phase that launched a thousand shit's! ... another good one..

7:02 PM  
Blogger Vinay Hegde couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

A very nice read :)

Amazing play on words, as ever.

12:25 AM  
Blogger pratyu couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

Since I belong to the 'all greek and latin to me' category, the post turned out to be informative and interesting. Brilliant play of words!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Saucerer couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

In word play we thrust

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

Awesomely funny.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous a couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

simply superb!!! i loved cleopatra and ceaser so v. much.

lol max :D

2:59 PM  
Blogger aniket couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

Brilliant! ROTFL!!

3:29 AM  
Blogger Ram couldn't resist being opinionated thus:

you tube route us... hahaha.. hilarious da!!

10:42 PM  

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