[TF.N Main] [Contact Us]
[Rebel Rouser - Main]
[Rebel Rouser -  More]
[The Phantom Edits]
The Phantom Edits

[Ultimate Edition Review]
Soundtrack Review

[Vader's Chestplate]
What Does Vader's Chestplate Say?

[Midiclorian Study]
A Study of Midichlorians
[Popular Stories]
CEII: Jabba's Palace Reunion - Massive Guest Announcements

Star Wars Night With The Tampa Bay Storm Reminder

Stephen Hayford Star Wars Weekends Exclusive Art

ForceCast #251: To Spoil or Not to Spoil

New Timothy Zahn Audio Books Coming

Star Wars Celebration VII In Orlando?

May The FETT Be With You

Mimoco: New Mimobot Coming May 4th

[Jedi Council Forums]
Who Doesn't Hate Jar Jar anymore?

Fans who grew up with the OT-Do any of you actually prefer the PT?

Should darth maul have died?

What plotline, character or scene in the entire Saga irritates you the most?

The misconceptions you had about Star Wars, when you were a kid
There are no polls
currently operating
in this sector.
Please check
back soon.

View Poll Archives

Written by Simeon Peebler
Published on March 22, 2001

Episode II Planet - Geonosis - Possible Source Material

I stumbled on some information that might provide some etymology to the planet name Geonosis. Given that George often pulls names and ideas from geography, history, mythology and religion, this is what I found:

The river Nile, one of the four rivers of paradise, is also known as Geon (or Gehon). It is named near the beginning of Genesis and is associated with the meaning: vale of Gehenna. Gehenna, in references written long after the time of Christ, denoted Tartarus; that is, the place of infernal punishment. It's original source in what I could find in some material on the net regarding Gehnna in Judaism: Gehenna is one word used for Hell. It comes from the Hebrew Gey-Hinnom, literally "valley of Hinnom." This word originated as the name for a place south of the old city of Jerusalem where the city's rubbish was burned. At one time, live babies were thrown crying into the fire under the arms of the idol, Moloch, to die there. This place was so despised by the people after King Josiah abolished this hideous practice, that it was made into a garbage heap. Bodies of diseased animals and executed criminals were thrown there and burned. Some scholars claim that human sacrifice did not occur then in the name of Moloch, but rather people coming of age had to walk over coals or jump over bonfires to gain Moloch's favor. In any case, this gives much more sense to the description we've heard about Geonosis than it being derived from "Genesis." It certainly seems like a hellish place from all the spy reports you've posted.

Feedback welcome

[All Posters]
Star Wars - Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Vader
Search For Posters, Cardboard Stand-Ups & T-Shirts!
Upcoming Birthdays
(next 10 days)
7/18 - TROOPS (1997)
7/19 - Mark Capri
7/22 - Rena Owen
7/22 - Terence Stamp
7/23 - John Dicks
7/27 - Donnie Yen
[Rebelscum.com - Star Wars Collecting]
[TheForce.Net - FanFilms]
[TheForce.Net - FanForce] [TheForce.Net - Fan Art]
TheForce.Net - Your Daily Dose of Star Wars
The Galaxy is Listening
[TF.N Main] [TF.N FAQ] [Contact Us]