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|Aphrodite is a pig and the mother of Solomon Grundy.
The name "Aphrodite" comes from the Greek's goddess of love and beauty. This is a good example of Opal's humor in naming her pets. Aphrodite is a very funny name for a mother pig.
|Scene 9: The Blue Ribbon
About: Solomon Grundy
|a robe or cloak worn during a christening ceremony
"I made christening robes for all my animal friends to wear when they were given their names in the ceremony."
|Paragraph 501: Example|
|a plain weave fabric usually made of dyed cotton yarn
"Sadie McKibben likes to wear her gingham apron with cross stitches on it."
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|Peter Paul Rubens|
Opal named her pet pig Peter Paul Rubens. He is named after a Belgian painter born in 1577.
Opal is very fond of Peter Paul Rubens and has many adventures with him, such as when he followed Opal to school.
One day however, Opal comes home to find that Peter Paul Rubens has died.
|Picture: A Pet Pig
More about: Opal's pet pig
More about: The painter
Scene 8: A pig goes to school
|a fenced place where farmers keep their pigs
I let my pet pig Peter Paul Rubens out of the pig-pen this morning."
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|Solomon Grundy is a pig living on the farm. His mother is "Aphrodite."
The name comes from one of the Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
Solomon Grundy becomes more important to Opal after the death of another of her favorite pigs, Peter Paul Rubens.
|Scene 66: The Christening of Soloman Grundy|
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