The other night, prior to a meeting someone asked me a question. He asked me if I knew what the opposite of the word “abyss” was.

I said abyss meant a bottomless pit to me. So the opposite was something like God or a mountain.

I forget exactly what he said the word meant but the opposite of abyss is………………………………………byss

It is a latin word. And it has, over the years, been englishized (word?) to……………………………………..bliss

Joseph Campbell – Follow your Bliss.

Byss Corporation

I think it will work.

Winston Churchill on Byss From Winston Chirchill, My Early life: 1874–1904, beginning of Chapter III:

I had a feeling once about Mathematics, that I saw it all—Depth beyond depth was revealed to me—the Byss and the Abyss. I saw, as one might see the transit of Venusor even the Lord Mayor’s Show, a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. I saw exactly how it happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable: and how the one step involved all the others. It was like politics. But it was after dinner and I let it go!


Byzas had consulted the Oracle at Delphi to ask where to make his new city. The Oracle told him to find it “opposite the blind.” At the time, he did not know what this meant. But when he came upon the Bosporus he realized what it meant: on the Asiatic shore was a Greek city, Chalcedon. It was they who must have been blind because they had not seen that obviously superior land was just a half mile away on the other side of the Bosporus. Byzas founded his city here in this “superior” land and named it Byzantion after himself. It was mainly a trading city due to its strategic location at the Black Sea‘s only entrance. Byzantion later conquered Chalcedon, across the Bosporus.

Now what I’m so excited about is that this idea ties up all my passions into one.


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