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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: Re: (urth) What's in a name?
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 19:35:32 EST

Shellac wrote:
<<The Wolfean Naming Rule clearly doesn't always work, since the Salamander is
no newt (though it does resemble a certain Newt after a fashion, it flames and
until its flames burn its bridges and it conveniently disappears :-)>>

The Salamander, according to ancient Greek belief, could survive in fire.
Jorge Luis Borges, in _El Libro de Seres Imaginarios_ (The Book of Imaginary
Beings), wrote an article on the Salamander and Wolfe took it, like many of
Borges' creatures (Baldanders, etc.) for the BotNS.

- Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>

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