Re Deep Secret -- Fairytales

Daphne Lee daphne at
Mon Feb 25 02:47:55 EST 2002

Isn't Odile the name of the black swan in Swan Lake? The heroine is Odette whom Odile impersonates. At the ball, she dazzles the prince with 36 super-ballerina fouettes (???). 


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Rebecca Ganetzky <rganetzk at>
Reply-To: dwj at
Date:  Mon, 25 Feb 2002 01:51:28 -0600

>I think I've asked this before, but what is the connection to the name
>"Odile" and Fairy tales?  It comes up in DS (Android receptionist), Tam Lin
>(anne and Odile Beauvias) and Beauty, by Sherri Tepper (can't remember
>wehre off hand -- oh yeah, the maid.)  None of them are big roles, but it
>seems to be a regular theme...
>Rebecca D. Ganetzky
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