Curiosity got the better of me, as it is prone to doing to unfortunate cats, and bade me investigate the meanings behind the names of two of the University of Western Australia’s mail servers, Tartarus and Cyllene. As it turns out, Tartarus is the deepest, dankest region of Hades… a place of punishment for sinners and prison to the Titans, among others. Cyllene is the mountain birthplace of Hermes, messenger of the gods.
As if you couldn’t guess, Tartarus handles student mail; Cyllene is for staff. Pricks.