FIND in
<--prev V205 next-->
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 13:07:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mark Millman 
Subject: (urth) Re: "Under Hill"

Also, the dragon in Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea short
story "The Rule of Names" calls himself Mr. Under-
hill before his disguise is breached.  Before that,
he poses as a somewhat ineffectual wizard.

Mark Millman

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Josh Geller wrote:

> On Tue, 7 May 2002, Matthew Davis wrote:
> > [D]oes the title allude
> > to anything?  One of the
> > hobbits went under the
> > false name "Mr Underhill"
> > but nothing else leaps to
> > mind.
> 'Under Hill' is an old. old euphemism
> for what's often called 'Faerie'
> ('faerie' is also a euphemism; this is
> the land of the Dead we are talking
> about (see my post with the subject
> 'Mound Dwellers')).
> The main fairy in John Crowley's
> "Little, Big" is called Mrs. Underhill.


<--prev V205 next-->