|Author:||Andy ;—) (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|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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