10515Re: [mythsoc] Heaney's Beowulf or someone's Hiawatha?
- Dec 2 8:32 PMAt 12:09 PM 11/29/2003 , Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
>Be it noted that "Hiawatha" is (approximately, and deliberately) in theThis meter sounds a lot better in Finnish than it does in English, by the way.
>meter of the Finnish national epic, _Kalevala_, that was a huge
>influence on Tolkien's mythology (underlying, _inter alia_, the story
At 10:05 AM 12/1/2003 , alexeik@... wrote:
>Longfellow based his story on Ojibwe mythologyIn that, Longfellow showed good taste.
>(quite unrelated to anything Iroquois), where the character he referred to as
>"Hiawatha" is actually called Wenabozho. Longfellow liked the Iroquois name
>better, apparently, and arbitrarily substituted it for the original name.
- David Bratman
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