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|Sister hen Of Clementine.||Paragraph 434: First mention|
|"Solomon Grundy's Little Pig Sister That Has Not Got As Much Curl In Her Tail As Has Solomon Grundy."||Paragraph 342: First mention
About: Solomon Grundy
|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
|Brave Horatius was Opalís pet German Shepherd dog. He goes with her everywhere.
Opal named him Brave Horatius after the Roman hero of the poem "Horatius at the Bridge" by Thomas Macaulay.
|Paragraph 79: Brave Horatius thinks it is home-going time
Paragraph 105: A rescue by Brave Horatius
Scene 28: Brave Hortatius is lost and found again
|A Plymouth Rock Hen.||Paragraph 20: First mention|
|Felix Mendelssohn is a mouse which Opal often carries with her in a pocket.
This pet is named for a a famous German composer of music. He wrote the "wedding march" that is still used today.
|Paragraph 554: Inspirations from dabbling toes|
|Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil|
|A pet toad.
The name for this pet comes from putting together the names of four great teachers and poets in Ancient Rome: Lucian, Horace, Ovid and Virgil.
|Paragraph 3: The toad under the house steps
Scene 43: Lola Saves Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil
|a fenced place where farmers keep their pigs
I let my pet pig Peter Paul Rubens out of the pig-pen this morning."
|Paragraph 328: Example|
|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|
|Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus|
Opal has given this name to a wood rat who is one of her favorite pets. Opal very often carries Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus whenever she goes visiting or exploring.
Opal named her pet rat after the poet Thomas Chatterton, and two gods of classical mythology.
|More about: Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus
About: the poet Thomas Chatterton
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