From: "Alice K. Turner"
Subject: (urth) On the naming of names Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 01:27:45 -0400 Whoops, I did get the ship Samru confused with the starship. Does anyone remember who the original Samru was?--the lovely lady who inspired Shah Jehan to build the Taj Mahal in her memory. (And I have seen the Taj by moonlight....) As for Tzadkiel (which can be spelled a number of different ways), s/he is not confined to being an angel of biography. According to Gustav Davidson's A Dictionary of Angels, which has essentially been the standard since publication in 1967, and virtually certainly informed Wolfe and almost as certainly Robertson Davies, s/he is the angel of justice, and 4th of the 10 archangels of the Briatic world, as well as a guardian of the East Wind, and of the planet Jupiter. -alga --