Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0015690, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 09:54:09 -0500

Re: QUERY: Source for Disa in PF
Try trawling my index and you will find this mentioned on page 203.


On Nov 20, 2007, at 4:53 PM, Chaswe@AOL.COM wrote:

> In a message dated 20/11/2007 20:07:29 GMT Standard Time,
>> Queen Disa (the name of a legendary Swedish queen)Slightly puzzled by
>> this comment (I'm afraid I don't know who first made it) I trawled
>> the net for Disa, since I was sure that Disa was never a queen, but a
>> sort of demi-goddess, and found this:
> "The Goddess Disa or Isa of the North, as delineated on the sacred
> drums of the Laplanders, was accompanied by a child similar to the
> Horus of the Egyptians. It is observed also that the ancient
> Muscovites worshipped a sacred group composed of a mother and her
> children, probably a representation of the Egyptian Isis and her
> offspring, or at least of the once universal idea of the Deity."
> Whether this has any relevance to anything at all I couldn't say.
> Charles
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