From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 21:20:54 +0100 Traditionally the fairies, the Sidhe, the "little people", live "Under the hill". This derives from a confusion of old Celtic burial mounds. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matthew Davis" To: Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:00 PM Subject: Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Adam Stephanides" > To: > Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:17 PM > Subject: Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online > > > > So Wolfe is a Kai Lung fan. I had no idea. > > > > I've seen the "princess on a glass mountain" motif twice before: in a > novel > > called THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by Leonard Wolf, which I haven't read, and in a > > Fractured Fairy Tale (in which the rescuer was a giant frog). Given this, > > I'd expect that it occurs in some genuine fairy tale or medieval romance, > > but nothing comes to mind. > > The "princess and the glass hill" by andrew lang > http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=LanBlue.sgm&images=image > s/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=33&division=div1 > > which I found by this nifty index to Lang's fairy tales > http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~emily/Docs/lang.html#p > > But does the title allude to anything? One of the hobbits went under the > false name "Mr Underhill" but nothing else leaps to mind. > > > -- > > --