Book your trip to Cythera today! (No joke)



  • (url="http://"http://www.kythera.net/index1.html")http://www.kythera.net/index1.html(/url)
    Travel to the tiny Greek island. Yes, Victoria, there is a Cythera...
    (It should be noted that while there is a 'k' on the name of this island, that is a recognized pronuciation of the game's name. (See the Ambrosia times article where 'Sitheera' and 'Kitheera' are both considered valid ways of saying it.) I assume that the reason for the modifacation of the spelling was to avoid confusion. )

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  • So I've only been horribly pronouncing it wrong for three years, great.

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  • I always pronounced it sie-ther-a. oh well.

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  • Same here. I guess its just interpretation.

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  • It was firmly in mind Sithra... But it harldy matters does it, spelt the same.

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  • So now everyone cares about the way you say it and not that it actualy exists. Amazing.
    Oh, I changed my sig to avoid confusion.

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  • I knew it exists, duh.

    I still don't know how to pronounce it, though. :p

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  • I pronounced/pronounce it sie-thair-ra...shrug

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  • That sounds interesting. A flower that doesn't wither even when cut and left unwatered.

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  • I wonder though, if this, like that city with a like-ness to Kosha (can't remember it';s name now) was known to Glenn and the team when they made the game...

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    Originally posted by dusk:
    **I wonder though, if this, like that city with a like-ness to Kosha (can't remember it';s name now) was known to Glenn and the team when they made the game...

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    Mr. Andreas' minor was History, so he has exposure to this sort of thing. He even said he used his history knowledge in making Cythera. So I think you could honestly say that almost all the stuff in the game that looks like the real world is from the real world.

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  • Well, in the (url="http://"http://www.kythera.net/main/paintings.htm")paintings section(/url) and the (url="http://"http://www.kythera.net/main/films.htm")films section(/url),they call it "Cythere" and "Cythera". Mr. Andreas probably knew of the painting, if not the island and the (url="http://"http://www.kythera.net/main/history.htm")myth(/url).

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  • If I recall, Kíthira was a center of worship for Aphrodite. However, there doesn't seem to be much of an emphasis upon beauty in Cythera, so that may be a rather useless piece of information.

    Depending on my mood, I pronounce it either KITH-ir-ah, or cy-THAIR-ah; I don't have one I really stick to, and I don't really know if the former is correct for the spelling.

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  • Actually, there's no direct equivalent to 'y' in ancient greek. The greek letter usually transliterated as 'y' is upsilon, which has kind of an 'oo' sound with a sharpened pitch, for which there's no direct match in modern english. That means the strictly correct pronunciation would be 'Koothera' (hard kappa, not soft sigma.)

    But that still won't stop me saying it 'sye-thera'. ;)

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  • If you look at most (all?) of the names of the people, they have historical/mythical connections, mostly Greek. I haven't played in a while, but I remember that when I got my atlas of the ancient world, there were a great many borrowed names from the ancient world.

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  • Of course, the real one isn't as fun. Example: It's not exactly legal to go around bludgeoning people to death.

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