I really like Battlestar Galactica. It has been one of my favorite shows for the past couple of years.
I don’t want to criticize it. I don’t want to be annoyed by it.
But long before I liked Battlestar Galactica, I loved Greek & Roman mythology. And they are making really stupid mistakes.
In this last episode, the writers have clearly gotten confused as to whether the religion of the humans is based on Greek or Roman mythology.
Baltar, in this episode, is decoding some pseudo-prophecy from one of the Baseship hybrids. He decodes a reference to cow eyes as Hera, as she is sometimes referred to as “cow-eyed” in Greek mythology. So far, so good.
He then jumps to her husband, “Jupiter,” and maps this to the location of the artifact they are looking for as they search for Earth.
This might be nit-picking, but Jupiter is the Roman name for Zeus. Zeus & Hera are the Greek names. Jupiter & Juno are the Roman names.
This has been annoying me since I watched the episode on Tivo. It’s such an easy detail to get right, and they are really messing it up. Everything else is Greek. Athena, not Minerva. Apollo, of course, has the same name in both Greek and Roman.
Drat. Small detail, maybe, but they are even calling the final episode next week “The Eye of Jupiter”. Drat.