It may be related to the term hymenaios
, "wedding song" and Hymen, the Greek goddess of marriage.
LINANT DE BELLEFONDS, P (1991): "Hymenaios
: une iconographie contestee".
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Thani owned Hymenaios was ridden out by jockey Bentley to win the Thoroughbred Graduation Plate.
3rd race: Hymenaios (Harry Bentley) 1, Kalahari Kingdom 2, Three Cliffs 3, Bal De France 4.
The best race midweek is the Bibury Cup at Salisbury, where Richard Hannon's colt Hymenaios
can confirm the promise of his strong-finishing third in a hot Epsom handicap on Derby Day.
DONCASTER: 1.30 Flyball, 2.05 Graphic, 2.40 Tropics, 3.15 Showboating, 3.50 TULLIUS (NAP), 4.25 Hymenaios
, 5.00 My Destination, 5.35 He's No Angel.
DONCASTER 1.30 Flyball 2.05 Graphic 2.40 Tropics 3.15 Showboating 3.50 Tullius 4.25 Hymenaios
5.00 My Destination 5.35 He's No Angel.
In other words, (H)abrocomes sounds poetic, Greek and sexy, because in extant poetry it qualifies the likes of Eros, Aphrodite, Endymion, Bacchus, Hymenaios
, various lovers, and even Adonis.
Athenaeus (637a) records these lines from the dithyramb Hymenaios
, along with a number of other snippets of poetry, in the course of an inconclusive discussion about the characteristics of the instrument (if it is an instrument) called the magadis.
Jockey Alberto Sanna came up with a brilliant effort while steering Free Spin to a breathtaking victory over Great White Eagle and Hymenaios
Pure Amber edged out Rockinante for second place while Hymenaios
was a close fourth.