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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In European folklore Melusine was a water fairy who turned into a serpent from the waist down every Saturday. She made her husband, Raymond of Poitou, promise that he would never see her on that day, and when he broke his word she left him forever.

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fairies, snakes, uncertain etymology, water
Entry added before February 12, 2007   Contribute