Worms from Lind

Courtney M Eckhardt cme at MIT.EDU
Mon May 22 21:08:25 EDT 2000


In message <Pine.SOL.4.10.10005222055270.28357-100000 at yuma.Princeton.EDU>, jess
>Another thing kind of like lindworms is the word 'Thule'.  This is an old
>word for England, used by the Byzantines (among others, I think, and I
>don't know the derivation, alas) -- and I've noticed it tends to pop up an
>awful lot in sf.  I know DWJ has used it, I think in Deep Secret but I may
>be wrong, and Cherryh has used it in Rimrunners, and I've seen it a few
>other places too.  The persistence of myth.  (:

Yes indeedy, that's what the Magids call the world that Will lived on.

Courtney
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