Names (was: Re: YotG - wee bittie spoilers)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat Oct 7 14:33:18 EDT 2000
On Fri, 6 Oct 2000 16:44:26 -0400 , McMullin, Elise wrote:
>"(and who's waiting for _Amber Spyglass_ on the 10th?"
>Me! Can't wait! And Storm of Swords - #3 from George R. Martin. October
>is a good month.
I'm going to wait a LONG time for that one, because my heart couldn't take
the strain of reading those books. Way too intense.
But on the subject of intense books, I did read _Checkmate_ in Phoenix and
it was great great great! Still wrenchingly heartbreaking, but there you
>I looked up Melissa on a mythological database site:
>Melissa: A nymph, daughter of King Melisseus. She is thought to have fed the
>infant Zeus with goat milk and taught humans the use of honey (melitta,
>bee). 'Melissa' was also a title for the priestesses of Demeter and Artemis.
There is also a city in Crete named Melissa, according to my atlas. Jacob
pointed out that the common meaning in baby name books is "honeybee." I was
going to be a Melanie until my mom found out that meant roughly "clad in
darkness" and decided against it.
A nymph, huh. Sounds uncomfortable. :)
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