Sunday, June 05, 2011

The actual meaning behind the names of X-Men characters

Last Friday, June 3, Nuffnang PH and Hapee toothpaste held a special screening for the movie X-Men First Class. The movie was awesome! You will know the history of these mutants where they came from, what made them good/bad, who their love interests are, who among them are real friends and so on.

Since Xmen is still the talk of the town. Let's define the names  of Xmen characters.

1. aurora
(n.,)a radiant emission from the upper atmosphere that occurs sporadically over the middle and high latitudes of both hemispheres in the form of luminous bands, streamers, or the like, caused by the bombardment of the atmosphere with charged solar particles th

2. bishop
(n.)a person who supervises a number of local churches or a diocese, being in the Greek, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other churches a member of the highest order of the ministry.

3. cable
(n.)an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.

4. caliban
(n.)the ugly, beastlike slave of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

5. callisto
(n.)a nymph attendant on Artemis, punished for a love affair with Zeus by being changed into a bear and then transformed into stars as the constellation Ursa Major.

6. colossus
(n.,)anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.

7. cyclops
(n.,)a member of a family of giants having a single round eye in the middle of the forehead.

8. cypher
(n.)a secret method of writing, as by transposition or substitution of letters, specially formed symbols, or the like.

9. gambit

(n.)an opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.

10. husk
(n.)the enveloping or outer part of anything, esp. when dry or worthless.

11. jubilee
(n.)the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth

12. juggernaut
(n.)anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.

13. karma
(n.)action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.

14. magneto
(n.,)a small electric generator with an armature that rotates in a magnetic field provided by permanent magnets, as a generator supplying ignition current for certain types of internal combustion engines or a hand-operated generator for telephone signaling.

15. mirage
(n.)an optical phenomenon, esp. in the desert or at sea, by which the image of some object appears displaced above, below, or to one side of its true position as a result of spatial variations of the index of refraction of air.

16. mystique
(n.)a framework of doctrines, ideas, beliefs, or the like, constructed around a person or object, endowing the person or object with enhanced value or profound meaning:

17. night crawler
(n.)an earthworm.

18. phoenix
(n.)a mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre, and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years: often an emblem of immortality or of

19. pixie
(n.)a small, pert, or mischievous person.

20. rogue
(n.)a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.

21. warlock
(n.)a man who practices the black arts; a male witch; sorcerer.

22. wolfsbane
(n.)any of several plants in the aconite genus Aconitum, including A. lycoctonum, bearing stalks of hood-shaped purplish-blue flowers, the monkshood A. napellus, which yields a poisonous alkaloid used medicinally, and numerous garden varieties in various color

23. wolverine
(n.)a stocky, carnivorous North American mammal, Gulo luscus, of the weasel family, having blackish, shaggy hair with white markings.

24. banshee
in Irish folklore a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to die.

25. ariel
in Shakespeare's Tempest a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.

26. thunder bird
in the mythology of some North American Indians a huge, eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain.

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