Orcus


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Or·cus

 (ôr′kəs)
n. Roman Mythology
1. The world of the dead; Hades.
2. Pluto, the god of the underworld.

Orcus

(ˈɔːkəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) another name for Dis1

Or•cus

(ˈɔr kəs)

n.
1. the Roman god of the underworld; Dis.
2. the ancient Roman underworld.
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Noun1.Orcus - god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
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They do not mingle with the silver eddies of the Peneus, but flow on the top of them like oil; for the Titaresius is a branch of dread Orcus and of the river Styx.
Pompilidae Species 1 Sphecidae Species 1 Tiphiidae Species 1 Vespidae Species 1 Species 2 Lepidoptera Arctiidae Cisthene tehuacana Dyar Geometridae Species 1 Hesperiidae Ancyloxypha arene (Edwards) Atalopedes campestris (Boisduval) Pyrgus orcus (Stoll) Pyrgus sp.
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1 Chlosyne locinia Tegosa anieta Satyrinae Euptychoides saturnus Euptychoides griphe Euptychia polyphemus Hermeuptychia hermes Magneutychia alcinoe Manataria maculata oressinoma typhla Pseudohaetera hypaesia Pareuptychia metaleuca Parataygetis lineata Pronophila brennus Pronophila orcus Taygetis andromeda Taygetis chrysogone Satyrinae sp.
This appears to be a reference to a line in Schiller's poem "Niinie," sometimes known as the Funeral Song (1799): "Denn das Gemeine geht klanglos zum Orkus hinab" ("For the ignoble goes down to Orcus in silence").
Building on Uruk/Erech and the idea of evil, Ryan then suggests a whole series of words including Modern Arabic Wark, Latin Orcus, Orcades, and Modern English Ogre.
In order of their discovery, they are Pluto, Quaoar, 2002 MS4, Sedna, Orcus, Salacia, Haumea, Eris, Makemake, and 2007 OR10.
Don Bosco, who yesterday became Barathea's 39th Group/ Graded winner, also boasts some smart connections as a half-brother to last season's Listed Prix Lyphard winner Vodkato and the Listed-placed Orcus.