Hello As i understand it, the term " le Midi" , for the south of France, originally meant midday (also Il Mezzogiorno in Italian). What is the connection? Is it to do with midday being when the day is warmest (and the south of France is also warm)? or is it that the Occident is where the sun sets and the Orient is where it rises, so someone decideded south corresponded (with less obvious logic) to where the sun is at its height? (in the middle) Or am I missing something?