Puzzle #4: Friends At A Party
Eight fine friends were having a wild party, and everything was spinning out of control. Lucetius and Sani were the ringleaders, which was not surprising; they were bigger than just about everyone else at the party, and people tended to gravitate toward them.
Nobody could figure out who had invited Odain - he was probably the most eccentric of the group. The rest of the crew didn't quite know what to make of him; he was a chilly fellow, who acted like he was on a different plane from everyone else.
Nethuns was really the only guy at the party who would have anything to do with Odain; they would occasionally associate, despite the fact that whenever they hung out together, Nethuns was more or less ostracized from the inner circle. When he wasn't hanging out with Odain, Nethuns spent most of his time with Coelus, who lived just down the road.
Then there was Alipes and Tyr, Alipes was always running off at the mouth, spreading gossip like you wouldn't believe, and Tyr, who lived just a few houses down, was always getting ticked off at him, and threatening to pulverize him. But that was Tyr for you, always looking for an excuse to fight.
Oh, and don't get me started on Freya. Whew! that chick was really something. So self assured, so confident, so doggone beautiful...but man...don't let looks deceive you. That girl had an acerbic personality like you wouldn't believe. Not even Lucetius - the biggest and baddest of them all - would have anything to do with her.
And there you have it. Not my kind of party...I like to keep my feet on the ground, if you know what I mean. Especially after I realized that none of these people were who they seemed. In fact, when they introduced themselves to me, none of them gave me their real names! I was dismayed.
So what I've been trying to figure out all evening is this:
If "Alipes" is a pseudonym, what is this party-goer's real name?
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