[DWJ] Hags

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 03:08:43 EDT 2008


Charlie wrote:
> I don't think there is a male equivalent of a hag - yet. If you want to
> invent one, how about 'horlock', by analogy with warlock? The alliteration
> is quite appealing:  "Settle down, now hags and horlocks!"

I like that one - it is reminiscent of one of Tolkien's poems about
the dank damp places where the Morlocks dwell (either Tolkien or de la
Mare, but I think it was illustrated by Pauline Baynes).

Kathleen.

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