The birds

From: marina orelskaya
Message: 4409
Date: 2000-10-17

Dear list members,

could anyone explain or refer to some source regarding
the etymology of the names Alkonost, Gamayun, Finist,
Sirin, Grifon, Mogol and Stratim (I am not sure about
their English spelling)? Are these birds parts of some
symbolical system?
Marina Orelskaya

Dr Marina Orelskaya
c/o Department of Sanskrit
and Prakrit Languages,
University of Pune,
Pune 411007

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