Re: [tied] Re: The Birds - etymology found

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 4465
Date: 2000-10-21

David Birnbaum, a well-known Slavicist, confirms the derivation of Finist from Phoenix and Alkonost from Alcyone. His description of Sirin leaves little doubt that she's identical with "siren". He mentions Gamajun the prophetic bird but doesn't explain the name.
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