Fire and Hemlock - a couple more things...

McMullin, Elise emcmullin at
Mon Jul 24 16:44:00 EDT 2000

Can you explain 'waters of Lethe'?  I recently finished Stephen Baxter's
existing Xeelee novels, with "Ring", and in that book he uses 'Lethe' and
'Lethe's waters' as swearwords.  I thought he made it up!

Instead of my inept explanation, here is the encyclopedia britannica:

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