Aciago has its origin in the Latin aegyptiācus, which can be translated as “fatal day”. This adjective is used to name that unfortunate, unfortunate, ominous or unhappy. For example: “It was a fateful comment that generated a stir”, “I do not want another fateful day that makes me rethink so many things”, “A fateful blow left him out of action”.
According to Digopaul, the fateful is usually linked to unhappy or unfortunate events. If a soccer player, when he debuts with his new team, scores a goal against and is sent off, it could be said that he had a fateful first game. No one expects that a long-awaited moment, which generates illusion and expectations, will end in a bad way.
Sometimes the notion of fatefulness is used to describe a day or a day that, for various reasons, was disastrous. An accident that leaves dozens dead can transform any given Saturday into a fateful Saturday. This does not mean, obviously, that all people have directly suffered a misfortune on that date, but rather that the magnitude of the tragedy means that, on a general level or in the mass media, they speak of the fateful.
In the media around the world it is common to resort to the use of the word that we are analyzing to refer to the most tragic events that have taken place, such as the consequences of an airplane accident, the deaths and destruction that it has entailed. a tsunami or the number of deceased who have lost their lives in a car accident after a festive weekend.
However, they also use the term, sometimes, with a certain irony. A clear example of this is when recourse is made to account for the personal mishaps, without any seriousness, that certain politicians have had and that they use in a propaganda manner so that the citizens identify with them or feel compassion.
Also within music a word has been created: the fateful club of 27. It is a term used to refer to the large number of masterful singers who died when they were 27 years old: Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin…
“El aciago demiurgo”, on the other hand, is a book written by the French Emil Mihai Cioran (1911-1995) and translated into Spanish by Fernando Savater. The idea of demiurge belongs to Gnosticism and is linked to an entity that is considered as the driving force of the universe, but without necessarily being the creator of it. While Platonism associates the demiurge with imperfection, for Gnosticism it is related to evil.
In the same way, there is also another book that takes the term we are analyzing in its title. The work is “Aciago Destino” and has been carried out by Alfonso Gallego Herrera.
In addition to all the above we have to say that fate is a term that takes special relevance within the world of the famous video games “Pokemon”. Specifically, in this area there is what is called a bad wind, which is a ghostly class movement that players can use to cause serious damage to their rivals.