nope, no relation to athena. it comes from the name of a religious festival in india. i guess the rough american equivalent would be being named "chris" as a derivative of "christmas" or something. :P it was the trendy name in kerala back when i was born there.
"sacred big wave"
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
Sonia (Soňa in Slovak)
what's the big deal with sharing your first name?
Because I hate it and want as little to do with it as possible. One of the simple pleasures of the forum is to be known by something I prefer.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere