Thursday, September 13, 2007

Orchids

Photo taken by Lu at home 2007

The term 'orchid' derives from the Greek ορχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of subterranean tuberoids of the genus Orchis. The word "orchis" was first used by Theophrastos (372/371287/286 BC), in his book "De historia plantarum" (The natural history of plants). He was a student of Aristotle and is considered the father of botany and ecology.
Cut and pasted from Wikki.

In Greek mythology, Orchis was the son of a nymph and a satyr. During a celebratory feast for Bacchus, Orchis committed the sacrilege of attempting to rape a priestess, resulting in his being torn apart by wild beasts, then metamorphosing into a slender and modest plant. Fro more info follow this link.

Se puede decir entonces que algo o alguien me hincha las orquídeas? o ... 'tengo las orchídeas por el piso!'


1 comment:

Agustin said...

De hecho existe una condición pediátrica que se llama "criptorquidia" (cripto= oculto), que es cuando los testiculos no bajan del retroperitoneo al escroto.

Es muy elegante "Por favor no me rompas las orquideas".