Re: [mythsoc] on the trail of the Succarath
- In a message dated 03/30/2000 9:09:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<<If your friend is from Brasil it will be Portugese, but Patagonia is
Thanks. With all the Portuguese people in this area, you'd think I'd be able
to keep it straight.
<< You need to see
the original text, the one they cite.
That is my cut, but I wouldn't charge a translation fee for it. >>
LOL. I need to dig some more, that is why I haven't come back with the usual
airy remarks. I think that the article some of you have been kind to take
additional translation stabs at, I think it's from the late 1700s if I recall
correctly. I think the mythical Su is another manatee-to-mermaid story. The
Patagonian animal which is the "manatee" in this tale is what seems to keep
coming up on the web.
I am going to keep looking for the article I originally saw, cos I had it
within the past month, and when I find it I hope to scan the picture (it will
only be black and white) and the blurb, and post it in a .jpg file at the
shared files area for this list at Onelist.
Oh, also, there is a website, I'm not sure of the URL, but the URL of an
article from it is
http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/Html/Basilisk.htm. The Basilisk
article had tempting footnotes and bibliography areas. If anyone else feels
the need to browse mythical monsters, it was a fun site.