Sagittarius 10: A golden-haired goddess of opportunity

T h e w o r d g o ld e n de s c e n d s f r o m t h e In d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t g h el -2 w h i c h me a n s “ t o s h i n e . ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l ud e t h e p r e f i x c h l o ro - , c h o l e ra ,

gl a d, go l d, gl a re, gla n c e, gl a s s, gl ea m , gl e e , gl i m me r, gl o a t , a n d ye l l o w .
T h e w o r d h a i r d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e O l d E n g l i s h ha e r b y w a y o f t h e O l d N o r s e a n d O l d H i g h G e r m a n h a r, t h e O l d F r i s i a n h e r, a n d t h e D ut c h a n d G e r m a n h a a r, a l l m e a n i n g “ h a i r. ” 2 T h e w o r d g odd ess d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e I E r o ot gh eu (e ) - w h i c h m e a n s “ t o c a l l , i n v o k e . ” 3 I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e G o d , gi ddy,

G o t t e rda m m e ru n g ( a m y t h a b o u t t h e u l t i m a t e d e s t r u c t i o n o f t h e g o d s i n
a b a t t l e w i t h e v i l ; a n y c a t a c l y s m i c d o w n f a l l o r m o m e n t o u s , a p oc a l y p t i c e v e n t , e s p e c i a l l y of a r e g i m e o r a n i n s t i t u t i o n ) a n d t h e n a m e G o df re y . T h e b a s e o f t h e w o r d o p port u ni t y d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e I E r o o t p e r -2 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o le a d , p a ss o v e r ” a n d f r o m w h i c h a l s o d e s c e n d dep o rt,

e x p o rt, f e rry, f e rn, f o rd, i m p o rt a nt , p i e r, p o rc h, p o rta l, s p o rt, s up p o rt, wa rf a re , a n d wa yf are r. 4
TH EMES : O n e c le a r t h e m e he r c o n ce r n s F I NA NCE o r E CONOMI CS . O n e p a r o n y m o f op port u ni t y i s t h e w o r d e x p o rt w h i c h a s a ve r b m e a n s “ t o s e n d o r t r a n s p o rt ( a c o m m o d i t y , f o r e x a m p l e ) a b r o a d , e sp e c i a l l y f o r t r a d e o r s a le . ” 5 A n d o f c o u r s e go ld i s n o t j u st a p r e c i o us m e t a l u se d i n j e w e l r y : i t ha s i n d u s t r i a l a p p l i c a t i o n s a n d i s u s e d a s m on e y o r c u r r e n c y. 6

1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 29 2 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hair 3 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 31 4 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 66 5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/export 6 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/gold Starling Hunter © 2011 1