Who is Ocnus?

Ocnus or Oknos was the son of the talented nymph, Manto, granted the gift of prophecy.

Ocnus was condemned to spend eternity in the netherworld, weaving a rope of straw. As depicted in the picture by Polygnotos,standing behind him is his donkey which eats the rope as fast as it is made. Ocnus personifies hesitation, frustration, delay and the wasting of time and effort. Ocnus is the patron saint of researchers, graduate students and investigators. It was chosen for this site as it seemed most apposite for the site's depiction of the netherworld of politics and the ephemeral nature of the information it contains.

Editor: Dr. Gary K. Busch

Email: gary@ocnus.net