what are the names of all halo rings?

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#1 Posted by leky1 (953 posts) -

:)

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#2 Posted by William (445 posts) -

halo

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#3 Posted by leky1 (953 posts) -
@William said:
" halo "
well yea halo,delta halo and are there any others?
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#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -

I assume if one of them is called the Delta Halo then they were probably all named after greek letters, so the first one will have been the Alpha Halo and so on.

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#5 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -

This should be a trivia question. Someone get on it!

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#6 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" I assume if one of them is called the Delta Halo then they were probably all named after greek letters, so the first one will have been the Alpha Halo and so on. "
Yeah, I think this is right. I don't think they really name them all in the games, but maybe in the books. Anyway, this seems like the most logical way to name them, so I'm sure that's how it was done.
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#7 Posted by Manatassi (789 posts) -

They were assigned the names Halo and Delta Halo by the humans who only actually discovered 2 directly. As for the Forerunner names for them.. well I guess we don't know that? 

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#8 Posted by PureRok (4273 posts) -

Maybe they named them "Big Ring Planet Building Thing That Has a Horrible Creature Living Inside of It That Can Destroy the Universe" or something.

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#9 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1195 posts) -

I didn't know they had names.

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#10 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

The first one was just refered to as Installation 04, and the one in Halo 2 was the Delta Halo.
Who knows what the rest of them are.

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#11 Posted by deadmonkeys (847 posts) -

Michael Cera

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#12 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -
Human Designations Alpha Halo and Delta Halo.
 
Alpha halo is the first halo ring found by humans, Delta halo the 2nd since Greek designations are used and likely chosen by the AI cortona or whatever AI is the first finder of said halo ring... *there is quite a bit of Greek, and Roman mythology to be found in the halo universe actually. So it would stand to reason that the others if found would be given such monikers, The Ark as you know refers to the machine outside of the milky way *and the influence of the rings firing and the flood* and the story of Noah and the ark.  
 NOTE:The Ark was not named such by humans but by the forerunners, The halo rings are not refered to by the greek alphabet by the monitors or the forerunners....

 
Greek letters are as follows... though there would be a limit and there is no Greek letter describing the Ark and there are 7 count em 7 halo rings including the destroyed halo ring which *spoiler* was recreated by the ark in halo 3.
 
Αα AlphaΝν Nu
Ββ BetaΞξ Xi
Γγ GammaΟο Omicron
Δδ DeltaΠπ Pi
Εε EpsilonΡρ Rho
Ζζ ZetaΣσς Sigma
Ηη EtaΤτ Tau
Θθ ThetaΥυ Upsilon
Ιι IotaΦφ Phi
Κκ KappaΧχ Chi
Λλ LambdaΨψ Psi
Μμ MuΩω Omega
 
 
Digamma Qoppa
San Sampi
 
Stigma Sho
Heta
 
As referred to by The AI monitors of the rings.
The Monitors refer to them as installations with regular numeric monikers.
The Ark-Installation 00
Alpha halo-Installation 04
Delta Halo-Installation 05
This is logical since they are supremely logical machines with next to no emotional response when created except that which they developed over the millenia of being on the rings *and often psychotic personality types*
 
Names as known by the Covenant.
There is only one know and that's the Sacred rings.
 
Names Known to the Forerunners.
Fortress worlds, all of them are known as The Array.
 
As per the Greek Alphabet if we follow the Installation numbers.
00-07
the Ark would have no Greek equivalent because i do not believe there is an alpha numeric for 0 in the Greek alphabet BUT the word Zero descends from the Greek word Zephyrus.
The rest are as follows.
Alpha,Beta,Gamma,Delta,Epsilon,Zeta,Eta. Kappa is in there from what I've been reading on the rings since i wrote this up though i dont know why if their are 7 rings then the end would be ETA,  if kappa is used then theta and Iota are ignored.
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#13 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

Installation 00 - Ark 
Installation 01
Installation 02
Installation 03
Installation 04
Installation 05    
Installation 06 
Installation 07  

...?       

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#14 Posted by Taklulas (491 posts) -
@PureRok said:
" Maybe they named them "Big Ring Planet Building Thing That Has a Horrible Creature Living Inside of It That Can Destroy the Universe" or something. "
This!
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#15 Posted by natetodamax (19466 posts) -

Mega Guns

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#16 Posted by Matfei90 (1279 posts) -

Master Chief's Covenant Stomping Playground (TM) 00 - 07.

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