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Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Fri Dec 10 16:20:42 EST 2004
Kyra replied to me...
>> Offspring (non-human): Three cats - Magrat, Kyra and Arakasi.
> ObDWJ: Ummm, you have a cat me? And her name is even spelled correctly
> (I've encounted a reasonable number of Kiras, but very few Kyras)?
Oh. I guess I have. We have a tradition, me and Patrick, of naming our
cats from fantasy novels. Magrat is from many Terry Pratchetts; Kyra is
from "Sorcerer's Ward" by Barbara Hambly, and Arakasi is from the "Empire"
trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.
Magrat and Kyra were named as two of a litter of three; the third was Lujan
(also from the "Empire" trilogy) - they were, respectively, priestess, mage
and warrior. Arakasi was so named because he was "Hunter" before we got
him, and the character in the book is a spymaster - a hunter of information.
We have also, over the last 10 years, shared our home with cats named
Vanyel, Shia, Gandalf, Aerin, Fitz, Teren, and Tazey (mother of Mags and
Kyra). Listpoints to anyone who can correctly identify *all* of the
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