What is the meaning of the name AEON?

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What is the meaning of the name AEON? Are there any web sites to aid in finding meanings to this name?

-- Silo (silo11@juno.com), March 07, 2000


'aeon' is a variant spelling of 'eon.' eon = a really long time. i'm guessing 'aeon flux' refers to something about changing times, maybe the way that time seems relative in the show, especially during the first two seasons.

-- motorfirebox (motorfirebox@rocketmail.com), March 08, 2000.

Silo. i ask that very same question all the time, but does the name Flux have any significance to aeon's character as well?

-- (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), March 08, 2000.

Aeon is associated with time, a period or era. Flux, with change and instability. She is a force for change (a Monican characteristic)

-- William (minsj001@students.unisa.edu.au), March 09, 2000.

I dunno. I think maybe it's just something that sounds cool. Kind of like Eyes Wide Shut (did that movie kick ASS or what?) or Last Time For Everything.

-- Frostbite (mbkrooks@bellsouth.net), March 13, 2000.

had to break out dictionary for this one....AEON-an incalculable period of time; an age/eternety..a time interval including two or more aras. FLUX-constant movement or change...a substance that promotes the fusing of metals, as borax, or that serves to PURFY metals or prevent undue oxidation of metal sufaces.. Wow umm was that to much for u guys? umm sorry.

-- (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), March 14, 2000.

Hmm.. the long stretch of time definition, i believe, is off key.

A more likely meaning is the gnostic definition of aeon; meaning an arbiter between the gods and mortals. Further evidence of Chung's gnostic influence comes from the Demiurge (false creator).

-- divinity (divinity@u.washington.edu), April 04, 2000.

Cool. So does "Flux" then refer to her constantly changing role as a double agent?

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), April 04, 2000.

Aeon Flux = Immortal & Unpredictable. I like it!

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), April 09, 2000.

I always thought it meant because she had such a strong will, it took an aeon for her to change her mind on anything.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), April 14, 2000.

If I recall correctly from old Chung interviews, the name "Aeon Flux" did not originally refer to everybody's favorite Monican. It was simply the name of the show, and people started referring to the heroine as Aeon Flux. The interpretations people have given probably still apply though.

-- John McDevitt (JuntMonkey@aol.com), April 15, 2000.

Here are some definitions based on the word aeon.

(You can check this and other definitions at http://work.ucsd.edu:5141/cgi-bin/http_webster)

Hypertext Webster Gateway: "aeon" From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913) AEon \[AE]"on\, n. A period of immeasurable duration; also, an emanation of the Deity. See {Eon}. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913) Eon \E"on\, AEon \[AE]"on\, n. [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See {Age}.] 1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age. The eons of geological time. --Huxley.

2. (Gnostic Philos.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.

Among the higher [AE]ons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life. -- Am. Cyc.

Note: Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 (wn) aeon n 1: (in Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe [syn: {eon}] 2: the longest division of geological time; two or more eras [syn: {eon}] 3: an immeasurably long period of time [syn: {eon}]

Emanations sent forth by god, interesting indeed. What do you think?

-- Alan R. (alphahelios@yahoo.com), April 19, 2000.

Hmm. She IS kind of immortal, isn't she? Ever read that interview where Chung says that the whole "catching a fly in her eye" sequence symbolized her triumph over death?

-- Frostbite (mbkrooks@bellsouth.net), April 20, 2000.

Thanks to the references in the thread "Seraphim- Trev", I have finally come to a conclusion regarding the meaning of the name Aeon Flux. In the case of the show, it refers to changing deities. A good example would be in War, where we have a different hero every minute. In the case of Aeon herself, well I don't know for sure, but with her either dying or losing to Trevor in every other episode, it ties into the main theme in a way. See, it's all about faith, religion, and doubt. Peter Chung was a devout Christian, but had his own personal "Aeon Flux" when he began to question his faith. If you read the brief autobiography he provided for Alexander's website, it more or less implies that these questions inspired the show... and that's why he called it Aeon Flux. Well that's all I know, let me know if you think I missed something.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), May 09, 2000.

I thought that Chung did not actually pick the name Aeon but just went along with it? Where is that Alexander interview, can you list the site, I would love to read that. Chung was questioning his faith, pretty interesting. Great artists are always looking inward before projecting outward it seems.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), May 10, 2000.

Wow frostbite.....i didn't know that about the eye and fly thing.... triumph over death..very cool..

-- Lady Morgan (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), May 13, 2000.

The Chung profile, including his personal history, is located at http://www.ani-alexander.com. Click on "staff" and then look for Peter Chung; above his photo should be two options, "bio" and "interview". Click on "bio" (I believe the interview was posted elsewhere but it too might be worth checking. In any case, all Flux fans owe it to themselves to read this).

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), May 13, 2000.

Oh, and when I said "changing deities", I also meant changing beliefs. Aeon herself changes her mind many times, so does Onan (his belief in the glory of Monica), Una (her belief in Aeon), Nadir (his disbelief in the Demiurge), and Guildemere (his belief in his leader), to name a few. Alongside control and free will, belief seems to be another recurring theme of the show...

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (gilbreathfamily@worldnet.att.net), May 13, 2000.

Eternal Flow, stupid.

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