About Dracopoulos, the Dragon Penis and the Greek stuff in 8x16
Okay I literally laughed my ass off at that name.
Let the Greek person do something useful.
- The ending -opoulos is very common in Greek surnames, but only in modern Greek. I have never, ever, EVER heard of an ancient Greek person having such an ending to their name.
- The ending -όπουλος doesn’t mean penis. -opoulo means “child of”, “small -“. Like, a little pig (γουρούνι) can be called γουρουνόπουλο (gourounopoulo). So Dracopoulos, as a name, means “Son of the Dragon”, not “Penis of the Dragon”.
- “Poulos” can be a rude name for penis, as it’s called sometimes “pouli” (bird). But it’s also a surname on its own. A quite ridiculous one, but there are some poor Greek people called that.
Also, what Dean was reading is this:
“Tου παγίδα του διαβόλου δεν μπορεί να αφήσει φυσικά και είναι παγιδευμένος. Παγίδες του διαβόλου […]αστέλλουν επίσης τη χρήση ορισμένων δαιμονικές δυνάμεις. Οι παγίδες του διαβόλου έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί όχι μόνο για να κρατούν ένα δαίμονα αλλά είναι επίσης προσοχή στις εισόδους ως αποτρεπτικός παράγοντας για να εμποδίζουν την πρόσβαση σε ένα κτίριο, δωμάτιο ή δοχείο. Ελληνικά. Κόσμους κομμάτια του λογαριασμού του Ομήρου για σχεδόν το ήμισυ του συνόλου των αναγνωρίσιμων Ελληνικά”.
I’m desperately trying to translate it, and the closest I can get is this:
“Of devil’s trap can’t leave of course he’s trapped. Devil’s traps […]sending (?) also the use some demonic powers. Devil’s traps have been used not only to hold a demon but they are also be careful to the entrances as a deterrent effect to stop the access to a building, room or vessel. Greek. Worlds pieces of Homer’s account for almost the half of the recogniseable Greek”.
Now imagine that Greek is a language whose every word has a million different tenses, and that in that paragraph half of them are wrong.
Also in the bottom, it says “spell for awakening”.
Darling the only thing I can awake with that piece of garbage is dead poets of the old, because they’ll come off their graves screaming at the murder of the language.
I volunteer to write Greek spells for the Supernatural writers any time they ask for it. Just don’t EVER put my eyes and ears through that torture.
Where are my notes I put my soul into this
Also I am too lazy to do this sort of analysis but a lot of German in the Golem episode was painfully fake and not really German at all (there was an actor or two who nailed it but mostly not so much).