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> From: pamela highet [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 11:46 AM
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> Subject: Re: Small People
> Wendy writes:
> >Why not mention them by name?
> If you "say" the name out loud, you draw yourself to their attention, and
> hence to some misfortune.
> I'm remembering a "time" in Welsh lit when the name of Morgan le Fay [MLF]
> was not even *written*, because she was considered so wicked. I'm afraid
> can't go digging for a reference right now. Some writers believe MLF was
> fairy. Others believe the character was a conflation of several different
> goddesses. There is disagreement about all of this, of course, but it is
> usually civil.
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