Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 2:31|
> Carsten Becker writes:
> > >> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety
> > ayvengaryo (lit. "wolf-man")
> >...Hmm, OK-- the Kash counterpart would be _ticandi_ [ti'tSandi] 'moon-cousin'
ult. < tiça 'cousin' + tandi 'moon'. It is believed that some people turn
into one of these ravening beasts when _both_ moons are full. In Kash
folklore they are considered to be suffering from some ancient curse, but
it's a pitiable condition, and the right kind words/thoughts might subdue a
ticandi and avert the danger. In Gwr folklore, of course, they are much
feared-- one more reason not to go into the forest.