Algol

Christopher's 2005 reboot of the Batman franchise that tells the origins of how Bruce Wayne became Batman.
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Etymology

The name Algol derives from Arabic رأس الغول ra's al-ghūl : head (ra's) of the ogre (al-ghūl) (see "ghoul").[18] The English name Demon Star is a direct translation.[19]
In Hebrew folklore it was known as Rōsh ha Sāṭān 'Satan's Head', via Edmund Chilmead, who called it 'Divels head' or Rosch hassatan. A Latin term from the 16th century was Caput Larvae 'Spectre's Head'. It was also linked with Lilith.[19] Hipparchus and Pliny made this a separate, though connected, constellation.[19]
It is known as 大陵五 (the Fifth Star of the Mausoleum) in Chinese astronomy, and also bore the grim name Tseih She (叠尸 - die2 shi1 in Modern Pinyin), meaning 'piled up corpses'.[19]


This I did not know, being an astronomy geek and all. Kool stuff

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I have read about this in one batman comic. dont remember which one.. :(

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tykjen wrote:Etymology

The name Algol derives from Arabic رأس الغول ra's al-ghūl : head (ra's) of the ogre (al-ghūl) (see "ghoul").[18] The English name Demon Star is a direct translation.[19]


Everywhere I saw it, it was translated "Head of the Demon."

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