Friday, April 27, 2007

Something todd found on the internet

"By the way, look what exciting things can happen from a simple Wikipedia search -- in case you were wondering what all the throaty world-music vocals in the theme music is all about, here is the explanation:

The title sequence features a Hindu mantra, the Gayatri Mantra, taken from the Rig Veda... The words in the mantra are "Om bhūr bhuvah svah tat savitur varēnyam bhargō dēvasya dhīmahi dhiyō yō nah pracōdayāt", which may be translated in various ways but means approximately:

"Oh all-protecting lord, please guide our intellects, so that we may proceed in the right direction towards enlightenment"

OH MY GOD THAT'S AWESOME."

4 comments:

Sinker said...

I refuse to accept that "Todd" is anything but a split personality of you Anne, until I have definitive blog-posting proof.

Dr. Anne Elizabeth Moore said...

ok, but still. my other personality has discovered an interesting fact.

Max said...

Sure beats, "We ripped off this story from Watchmen" that is the theme of "Heroes."

Dipshit McGee said...

Max! you just made me realize that, come to think of it, "All Along The Watchtower" was used as a climactic moment in Watchmen too! At the 11th issue pre-climax cliffnager, it quotes the "two riders were approaching" line as Rorshach and Nite Owl ride toward Ozymandias' antartcic HQ for the final confrontation. I wonder if the BSG dudes knew that?