the only volcano story I know involves orange soda and Lloyd Bridges. not so good for naming farms.
We've been trying to look up historical names and such for the area but there's not much info. Lots of lore about Mt. Shasta...but we're not close enough to her to claim her as our own volcano, and there's already a lot of really woo stuff surrounding that name with which I kinda would rather avoid association. Mt. Lassen is about as far away.
We're on the 'pit river gap'
"River Gap Farm" was just shot down by my partner. Not terribly pretty.
I've got to hear this orange soda story! Just for giggles.
mugwort is "altimira" in Catalan. you Catalan? "pujo" in Finnish. "altamisa" in Spanish. "armoise commune" in French. "amwaz" in Haitian creole. "artemisia comune" in Italian. "aels" or "bijvoet" in Limburgish.
Polish: bylica pospolita
Saterland Frisian: muugerk
Tagalog: karaniwang damong-maria
Vietnamese: ngải cứu
Artemisia (as in Artemisia vulgaris) is named for Artemis, who was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills, childbirth, virginity, fertility, the hunt, and often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows (according to the wikipedia). virginity and fertility. anyhow, she seems an appropriate patron for a farm.
other names for mugwort in English: Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John's Plant.
Naughty Man Farm?
How about "Lassentude"?
If I could say 'tween peaks' with a straight face it would be in the running. But I can't!
I don't know much about my genetics, think I'm a super duper mutt -- my grandma's side has been traced as living in the USA back to the revolutionary war, so....I could be anything, really. I'd rather stick with english language names, anything else sounds kinda not authentic to my ear and my back ground. I really like the Ojo de Agua one...but again, I'm not a spanish speaker or of that descent. I'd rather avoid native american references for the same reason, makes me feel like I'm appropriating things I don't really have a right to.
The one we're drawn to thus far is the Artemisia mythology. I like the virginity/fertility idea a lot, and I have a bow, though I can't string the dang thing (it's a recurve and they're tricky for beginners, I did not know how tricky when I bought it second hand). She seems like fodder for a good logo drawing....
Man, that movie reference went right over my head cause I haven't seen it and don't really pay attention to pop culture that much these days. dangit, tel!
Awesome suggestions, everyone, thanks a lot!
The one we're drawn to thus far is the Artemisia mythology. I like the virginity/fertility idea a lot, and I have a bow, though I can't string the dang thing (it's a recurve and they're tricky for beginners, I did not know how tricky when I bought it second hand).
According to Wikipedia:
Artemis, the goddess of forests and hills, was worshipped throughout ancient Greece.
Forests and hills certainly describes your area. The genus Artemesia is a family of medicinals which includes wormwood and tarragon.
She seems like fodder for a good logo drawing....
OK, I'm going to run with this. A dell is a small wooded valley. You could call the place Artemis Dell, and on the sign (I'm thinking an Art Deco overall theme, I don't know why) portray the Huntress wearing a stylized mask. Typified by Comedy and Tragedy, masks are common in the Italian theatre style of Commedia Dellarte. Thus, the pun Dell Arte(mis).
In a spring in a dell on Mt. Kitheron (approximately) was where Artemis was bathing when Actaon spied on her and got turned into a stag for his presumption.
Centers of her worship were at Delos (an island), Brauron (on a bay), Mounikhia (on a hill), and in the city of Sparta.
Her other Greek names include Aeginaea, Aetole, Alphaea, Potnia Theron (which means Mistress of Wild Animals), Cynthia, Amarynthia, and Phoebe. Her nearest Roman equivalent is Diana.
There is a circular cleft or fissure on Venus called the Artemis Chasma.
Thanks for your degreed input, Kerrick. Is it ok to like a name because of the image that will go along with it? A sexy goddess with a weapon is way more evocative than any ol' volcano.....(mistress shasta may strike me dead for that one....).
Except now I kinda feel like I'm appropriating from the classics. Not exactly my culture, but - what is my culture, really? Americans are the ultimate appropriators, that's a big reason why I enjoy speaking american english. Maybe I should get over that in general.
The whole point is to avoid one of those Verb-Noun names. Not that there's anything wrong with it, I just want something that stands out. There are enough Whistling Duck, Barking Moon, (to name only two that actually exist in Oregon) etc small organic farms in this neck of the woods.
If you wanted my advice: If you are into doing so, I'd pay some respects to Artemis, and make sure she's really a Goddess you want to invoke on your land. I'd avoid over-sexualizing her in the imagery, since in myth she's known to turn people into things and make them die in nasty ways for putting their hands where they don't belong, or spying on her in the bath. And I'd also make sure to get the right spelling on the sign. But that's just my personal preferences. My paganism is way more Orthodox than my Judaism.
On the other hand: Some would say a volcano IS a sexy Goddess with a weapon...
I'm eyeballing all those "Great Spirit Striking Eagle Farms" and "Kumbaya Kenya Dance Troupe of White People Who Really Like Africa" phenomena.
ha! Yeah, that's how I feel too, Antibubba and Kerrick (spelling error corrected, sir!). There are other cultures I could "borrow" from that could make me feel like a big white a**hole. The greeks had their day, the proliferation of their stories around the globe to this day speaks to the power of the archtypes they invoked with their pantheon, and their familiarity in my "culture" (greek is european is american, is that the right order?).
Her broad reach of domain seems to fit with this place. I think I can identify with her in regards to unsolicited sexual attention (uhm, probably every woman can?). And I definitely believe we should be getting stuff done in a timely manner rather than spending such amounts of time entertaining ourselves in all kinds of ways. But....and this seems to fit her seemingly contradictory nature....I also believe that pleasure and beauty are worthy pursuits - provided they aren't the only goal, but companion outcomes to other, higher goals.
I won't make her look too sexy on purpose, but the grace and power of an athletic young woman, surrounded by trees, bow slung over a shoulder and arrows at the ready....that's all pretty hot to me.
Shasta is a pretty hot volcano, as they go. Lassen's a bit past her prime, so to speak. They might appear in the drawing in some way....
Remember the name of that book by chance, Paul?