2035Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter IV (w / spoilers)
- Aug 1, 2000A veela is indeed a East European(indeed, Bulgarian)creature of
folklore--rather like the Rusalka in Russian folklore, or the Yangammara in
Australian Aboriginal folklore!
From: Stolzi@... <Stolzi@...>
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Date: Thursday, 27 July 2000 4:01
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter IV (w / spoilers)
>> > The "foreign" elements were interesting. Are the *veela* a real
>> > or did JKR make them up?
>I think they're real: haven't looked it up, but one of the famous arias in
>THE MERRY WIDOW by Franz Lehar begins, "Vilya, O Vilya, the witch of the
>wood..." at least in its English translation.
>The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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