IAN CLOTWORTHY - THE DIABOLOGEIST
MUSIC BY ALANALDA
Ian Clotworthy, the "Diabologeist" was born in Dublin around 21 years ago. He
continues to live there. Already and expert artist and archaeologist, he
studies Sculpture at Ireland's National College of Art and Design.
Diabolos evolved from the Chinese yo-yo, which was originally standardized in the 12th century. Chinese yo-yos have a long thin axle, with disc-shaped wheels, while the western diabolo is more cone-shaped.
The term devil comes from the Greek word "διαβάλλω" (later "διάβολος"), meaning to throw across. A secondary meaning of "διαβάλλω" is to slander or to traduce, to talk ill about somebody. Hence the name diabolo has a connection with the Greek name for the devil. The name is the only thing that has a connection to the devil and the diabolo is quite unrelated to any supernatural phenomenon. The name diabolo comes from two separate Greek words- dia and Bolo meaning "object to throw". The word diablo has a latin rather than Greek derivation.http://www.myspace.com/iannarathhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabolo
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