From: Mark A Mandel <mam at theworld.com> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 14:02:27 -0500 >On Sat, 8 Mar 2003, Dr. Elmo wrote: > >#Jose Marquez wondered aloud to the group: ># >Dr. Elmo wrote: ># >> OTOH, I'm still in favor of the oread theory, which would allow her to ># >> be alive two and a half eons before becoming undead. ># > ># >Okay, I've been wondering about this for a while now... what's "oread" ># >mean? I'm not having any luck finding it online... ># ># From Greek mythology; an oread is a female spirit linked to a >#mountain. Compare to "dryad", a female spirit linked to a particular oak tree. > >And "naiad": One of a number of beautiful young nymphs imagined as >living in, and being the tutelary spirits of, rivers and springs; a >river-nymph. (OED online) I cannot for the life of me fit "Sethra Lavode" and "nymph" in the same sentence without cracking the hell up. Aren't nymphs supposed to be a lot more... um... pastel-ish than The Dark Lady of Dzur Mountain? ¬ MJ, not a nymph.