The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0912 Wednesday, 26 April 2000.
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?