The origins of our nickname “athenivan”

March 23, 2008

 So where did “athenivan” come from, and what does it mean? Since I have several usernames with some variation or other of “athenivan,” I figured I would offer an explanation of where it comes from, to anyone who may be interested. It comes from “Athena” and “Ivan”, the first and middle name of our being, respectively. Athena decided to have them together because to her, it meant being in cooperation with Ivan, in the outer world as well as our inner world, meaning that she would think about his opinion on things we had to make an “outer” decision about, because she knew that her decisions would affect him, and me (The Integral) as well. It would have been very complicated to add MY name into the collective name, and I didn’t even think about asking either of them to work on that. I don’t care, as I know I am with them in their decisions, and we are all included in the process of decisionmaking, which is all that really matters to me.

The Integral, on behalf of all of us



  1. An interesting origin!

  2. Thanks.

    It just might become “athenivanidx” later. the “idx” part is me (The Integral) where I stands for the integral sign, and “dx” is the differential being integrated……(calculus stuff.)

    The Integral

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