The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.2000 Monday, 5 December 2005
Date: Friday, 02 Dec 2005 13:48:46 -0500
Subject: 16.1989 Another Shakespeare Quiz
Comment: Re: SHK 16.1989 Another Shakespeare Quiz
>Ariel is the only non-Indo-European name on the list. His (its?)
>name is -- I say this with trepidation -- Hebrew.
This might be so, for all I know. But, if so, it appears to be
accidental. Ariel is a classical air elemental spirit and I think
his/her name is designed to convey that.
A more interesting question is where did WS learn about air elementals.
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