Darwin-L Message Log 2:145 (October 1993)

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<2:145>From AGRIA@ACVAX.INRE.ASU.EDU  Fri Oct 29 01:30:02 1993

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1993 23:33:28 -0700 (MST)
From: Rochelle Altman <AGRIA@ACVAX.INRE.ASU.EDU>
Subject: Re: caveman
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

_King Horn_ Godhild, Horn's mother goes to live in a cave -- no indication
that she was unkempt and dirty. Yvain grubs around in the wild forest; if
I remember correctly, Yvain's "benefactor" -- the hermit -- lives in a
cave (or was it a cave like rock hut?).
The connection seems to be with the wild wood, not a cave. I don't
think you the answer to "caveman" lies in medieval literature or folk
song/tale. (The Horn ballads don't mention mama.)


Rochelle I Altman

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