A I S L E L E S S OED I C T E R I D A E OED icterus, meaning 2a S T R A N G I G E OED STRONG c.1000 quote L E A D E A T E R OED lead-eater E R N E S T O N E OED erne-stone L I G A T U R E S OED ligature E D I T O R E S S OED S A G E N E S S E OED sageness 1654q S E E R E S S E S OED seeress
As parliament debates, families battle and Philo investigates a series of killings of "critches" (the derogatory term for non-humans, if I'm spelling it right), some accomplished actors give pleasure in smaller roles: Jared Harris as the city's ruler, Alice Krige as a seeress
, Simon McBurney as the proprietor of a 'Punch and Judy' show that uses Gollum-like kobolds rather than puppets.
One of the best essays in the collection is Shane McCorristine's "Mesmerism and Victorian Arctic Exploration." The essay's main focus is Emma, the so-called Seeress
of Bolton, who in 1849 was asked to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin.
Vanga Dimitrova, who was known as the 'blind seeress
of Bulgaria,' found missing persons, helped solve crimes, diagnosed disease and read the past or the future.
One example of the form that occurs very early in the Edda is the segment of the Vcluspa ("sayings of the seeress
") sometimes called Dvergatal (the "tally" or "list" of dwarfs).
He also gives detailed analyses of Justinus Kerner's The Seeress
of Prevorst and Theodore Flournoy's From India to the Planet Mars .
by the name of Sylph Morningstar predicted it - the flood.
In her two great works Isis Unveiled and the Secret Doctrine this great seeress
left to posterity pearls of wisdom concerning the true nature of man, his origin, destiny, and relationship to the cosmos.
Called "The prophecy of the seeress
" in English, VC'luspa was written at least as far back as 961 CE, and describes what are likely the eruption and its aftermath, and is the only known text from Iceland to do so.
Snorri goes on to quote the words of the Seeress
in the Voluspa (Seeress
's Prophecy) in the Poetic Edda: "Jormungand writhes / in giant rage; / the serpent churns up waves" (Prose Edda 89; cf.
Arthur's excisions included both the original romantic tale "Mariana," and his sister's lengthy discourse on the Seeress
of Prevorst--two episodes that, taken together, account for about a quarter of Fuller's original text.
She learns that she's being groomed to be a Seeress
and may never leave the convent.