Started by Mohawk20, February 13, 2009, 11:38:28 am
Quote from: calico on March 03, 2009, 12:10:59 pmI agree with Seth. Better POV.
Quote from: MacGyver on March 04, 2009, 03:09:37 amQuote from: calico on March 03, 2009, 12:10:59 pmI agree with Seth. Better POV.And I agree with calico Is it just me or is the water a bit green? Isn't it supposed to be the Red Sea?
Quote from: WikipediaRed Sea is a direct translation of the Greek Erythra Thalassa (Ερυθρά Θάλασσα), Latin Mare Rubrum, Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Aḥmar (البحر الأحمر), and Tigrinya Qeyyiḥ bāḥrī (ቀይሕ ባሕሪ).The name of the sea may signify the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured (Archabactera) Trichodesmium erythraeum near the water's surface. Some suggest that it refers to the mineral-rich red mountains nearby which are called Harei Edom (הרי אדום). Edom, meaning "ruddy complexion", is also an alternative Hebrew name for the red-faced biblical character Esau (brother of Jacob), and the nation descended from him, the Edomites, which in turn provides yet another possible origin for Red Sea.Another hypothesis is that the name comes from the Himyarite, a local group whose own name means red.Yet another theory favored by some modern scholars is that the name red is referring to the direction South, just as the Black Sea's name may refer to North. The basis of this theory is that some Asiatic languages used color words to refer to the cardinal directions. Herodotus on one occasion uses Red Sea and Southern Sea interchangeably.A final theory suggests that it was named so because it borders the Egyptian Desert which the ancient Egyptians called the Dashret or "red land"; therefore it would have been the sea of the red land.
Quote from: PG on March 04, 2009, 09:21:27 amI like this new pov, the waterline on the top should be a smooth curve rather than a drop though, to give the water a sense of flowing and to make it look even less like terrain.