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Re: Coronis and Celiar
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0912  Wednesday, 26 April 2000.

From:           Geoff Miles <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Apr 2000 11:18:25 +1300
Subject:        Coronis and Celiar

I wonder-since Celiar doesn't ring any mythological bells, and the
mother of Aesculapius doesn't seem very relevant-if these are just
invented 'queenly' names.  Coronis obviously suggests 'corona' (crown).
And Celiar could suggest 'heavenly', from Latin 'caeles'- like the name
Caelia/Celia, which is often interpreted that way.  The purple and white
garments could conceivably fit those associations (i.e., secular and
heavenly power).  Would that fit the wider context?

Geoff Miles
 

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