Definitions and Sethra

Tue Mar 11 14:52:58 PST 2003

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 
># >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; 
>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 

not a nymph.