No Family, No Homeland
The Penultimate Episode (First Half)
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Gundam episode 40/39 "Lalah's Dilemma" (エルメスのララ) and 41/40 "A Cosmic Glow" (光る宇宙), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on: Hermes - why might Lalah’s mobile armor be named for the Greek god, and why did the translators decide to call the エルメス Elmeth instead, J-type missiles, and some of the odd place names and vocabulary from these episodes.
- Ovid's Metamorphoses, which contain the story of Hermes defeating Argus Panoptes and freeing Io.
- Wiki page about Io.
- Books and articles that discuss Hermes in the context of Jungian psychology:
Merritt, Dennis L., Ph.D. Jung and the Greening of Psychology and Education. Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Oct. 1996-Jan. 1997, pp. 9, 12, 13. http://www.dennismerrittjungiananalyst.com/JungandGreening.htm
Miller, Jeffrey C. The Transcendent Function. State University of New York Press, 2004.
McNeely, Deldon Anne. Mercury Rising: Women, Evil, and the Trickster Gods. Fisher King Press, 2011.
- About Mercury's/Hermes' hat, the Petasos.
- Searchable Japanese trademark database (where we looked up "エルメス").
- Wiki pages on torpedoes generally, the PGM-19 Jupiter, the JL-1, the Jericho missile, the J-600T (Thunderbolt), the Mark 6 exploder, the Mark 15 torpedo, the Type 93 torpedo, and the Kaiten* manned torpedoes.*
- And one book:
Burke, Torpedoes and their Impact on Naval Warfare, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, 2017, https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033484.pdf
- About Gujarati, the language in which (according the Google translate, so take with a grain of salt) "Gel Dorva" means "drawing gale."
- A place or places called "Buttsham" or "Butts Ham" mentioned in: Sessional papers from the House of Commons, Records from the English Place-Name Society, Alphabetical List of Populated Places Derived from the Census of Scotland, and papers of the Surrey Archeological Society.
- Tonderu/とんでる／翔んでる definition from a translation dictionary.
- Tonderu/とんでる／翔んでる definition from a Japanese-language search.
- Online discussion (in Japanese) of the word Tonderu/とんでる／翔んでる, its meaning, and its nuances.
- The poem in the memorial is The Swan by F.S. Flint.
- The music in the memorial is "Stars Collide (Instrumental Version)," from Josh Woodward's album, "Breadcrumbs." (in this episode, song edited for time)
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