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Subject: VANESSA
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 84.165.21.180)
Date: August 23, 2006 at 10:52:34 PM
Reply to: Re: No idea about XIOMARA - just refering to VANESSA by Cleveland Kent Evans
Thanks for clearing this up, Cleve. We have had posters on this board with some remarkable ideas about Vanessa (Phanessa) being an ancient goddess meaning "butterflie". But I couldn't imagine you spreading such ideas.
Btw there is a species of butterflies called „Vanessa Fabricius 1807“. Which means it was named after a guy called Fabricius in the year 1807. And he was obviously a fan of Jonathan Swift. Or do you have any evidence that the given name Vanessa turned up before that time?

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