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#147648 - 09/10/05 02:24 PM Re: maneater
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martiya

Related to latin mortalis. Persian khvara 'eat' is related to our English swill by Pokorny: *swel- 'to eat, drink'. A strange change phonologically, but there are stranger. Eat is related to Latin edo fr. *ed- 'to bite; eat'.

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#147649 - 09/10/05 04:49 PM Look out her she comes, she's a maneater
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well Kali (or Shelia na Gah) are godesses of both life (birth/sex) and death/destructions..
(shelia both invited (with her spread legs) and destroyed-(with her nashing teeth!) Kali too, was the seducer/and destroyer..

this duality is not uncommon in many early myths (of gods/goddess)

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#147650 - 09/10/05 06:49 PM Re: ecce mulier
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(with her nashing teeth!)

Vagina dentata, or just plain old pearly whites in her mouth? But seriously, Sheila na Gig, or Síla na Géige 'Sheila hunkered down'. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_na_gig

http://tinyurl.com/bo7m6

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#147651 - 09/11/05 06:04 AM Vagina dentate
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I have come across this expression before in a psychology text where it was used to draw the connection between dreams of sharks and castration anxiety.

"Symbols of oral aggression may be placed along a continuum of distance from the quality of humanness. In a dream, sharks represent the vagina dentate, or even a dentate phallus: fear of being engulfed by the preoedipal parent."

óLane, Robert, and Saralea E. Chazan, Psychoanalytic Psychology.

You can't help but wonder at its origins. Freud? Bosch? Rabelais? Medieval bestiaries? Because God forbid it comes from an actual teratological case.


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#147652 - 09/11/05 06:33 AM Re: hunkypunk
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from teratology
the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism
to Ancient Taplow
http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/Taplow.htm
what a pleasant morning's diversion!
thanks for the links and ideas!



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#147653 - 09/11/05 08:08 AM Re: Look out her she comes, she's a maneater
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godesses of both life (birth/sex) and death/destructions..

Sounds like Arga-Warga from Riddley Walker.


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#147654 - 09/11/05 08:32 AM Re: Look out her she comes, she's a maneater
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Sounds like Isaac Singer.


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#147655 - 09/11/05 10:17 AM Re: Vagina dentata
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You can't help but wonder at its origins.

It's a common motif in folklore stories and jokes. The first time I ran across it was in an article about jokes from US GIs in Saigon about prostitutes and broken Coke bottles. The next time was in an folklore class where the professor pointed me at Stith Thompson Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, F547.1.1. There are quite a few Native American and First Nation tales from Washington and British Columbia that use the motif.

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#147656 - 09/11/05 11:13 AM Re: Look out her she comes, she's a maneater
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> maneater

ain't that Hall and Oates?

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#147657 - 09/11/05 08:58 PM Knock, knock?
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RE: "jokes from US GIs in Saigon about prostitutes and broken Coke bottles."

To wit?


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