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Subject: And now for something completely putrid
Author: Pavlos the Greek Freak   (guest, 213.5.233.81)
Date: April 18, 2006 at 6:33:40 AM
Reply to: related question by তন্ময় ভট
Python may be related to the ancient Greek "pytho" meaning "to rot".

According to a Homeric Hymn, Apollo was also mnown as "Pythian" because he killed a nasty dragoness who then rotted away.
(http://www.perseus.org/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0138:hymn=3:line=349)

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