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Mission Log #31 – Episode 031 – Who Mourns for Adonais?

The Enterprise confronts its most powerful super-being so far. Can getting away be as simple as choosing to not believe in it? Find out as Mission Log asks, “Who Mourns for Adonais?”

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  • I agree with Wildride. If you consider the entire title, it references to Percy Shelley, who created the name “Adonais”, most likely from combining “Adonis” and “Adonai”. While it is uncertain what Shelley’s intent was, it is certainly not intended to be a direct oral replacement for “Adonai”, one of the many Hebrew terms / names for God, in this case “The Lord”, and it is definitely incorrect to call it “Who Mourns for Adonai”. It really should be “Who Mourns for Adonais” (pronounce the S). (Incidentally, Adonis and Adonai come from the same Semitic root word Adon = Lord).

    The Greek god “Adonis” actually fits with what Ken and Ray were taking about regarding the attraction of the women folk to Apollo. Adonis is the god of beauty and desire, and whose worship was considered a women’s religion, having been fought over by two Greek goddesses, Aphrodite and Persephone. Unfortunately, Adonis was killed in Greek mythology, which is probably why Apollo had to be used instead of Adonis in this episode.