Talk:Boreas

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Is it worth mentioning on the page that the name 'Boreas' comes from a Greek wind god? [1] Boreas was the god of the cold North Wind. --Jampot (talk) 13:58, 31 July 2014 (CEST)

If we're going to mention that, we should also mention that Agni is a Hindu god of fire. Should we also mention that Macku means "moist" in Maori, or that Axonn is derived from "axe"? Where does it end? :P --Angel Bob (talk) 15:29, 31 July 2014 (CEST)
Umbra is Latin for “shadow”, Velika means “great” in Bosnian, ..., but still: I think it's worth mentioning in the Trivia section. --Fippede 16:12, 31 July 2014 (CEST)
Some of it's obvious, some of it isn't. Problem is we delve a bit too far into murky territory; these names probably never went through legal (how Umbra passed is still beyond me), and it's an unfortunate reminder of the Maori incident. If we were to note some of these origins, we'd have to go back and parse through the assorted Polynesian references as well, which is a pretty explicit no-go. -- I AM THE DOREK do not truffle with me 19:21, 31 July 2014 (CEST)

Umbra got a pass because Latin is a dead language, so no one's going to be offended by LEGO using that name. I don't know if they were allowed to trademark it, though. I'd assume not. --Angel Bob (talk) 22:04, 31 July 2014 (CEST)