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Arandriel
04-26-2006, 08:39 AM
Why are the 2 human creatures called "Eloi" and "Morlocks"?

Unregistered
05-19-2006, 07:17 PM
E - er's race of
L - little
O - odd looking cattle
I - inevitably to be eaten by the...

M - monsterous creatures
O - of the underground
R - ruling the world
L - like a species
O - of
C - crazy
K - killer mole/apes in
S - suprimeity.

Probably spelt wrong and compleatly retarted but anyone have anything better? :brow:

mosimo
09-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Yes, I have somthing better.
Eloi could be an abridgment of eloin which means to seclude (oneself), which is what they did. It could also come from the Hebrew <el> that means God; indicating that the Eloi are the gods or are godlike. The <oi> would come from –ous meaning characterized by.

Morlock could be a scrunch of more locks indicating their subjugation or imprisonment underground. The lock of Morlock could also be related to the German <loch> meaning hole. That would indicate the environment the Morlocks live in (i.e. underground). It could also be related to the Old English <loc> or the German <locke> meaning bent or twisted. That would indicate the method in which the Morlocks run in daylight along with their twisted nature as they both provide for and eat the Eloi.