Ask to Embla
Posted by Karen R on October 29, 1997 at 14:47:17:
In response to Ask to Embla, written by Jane Elizabeth on October 29, 1997 at 14:07:13
] She does. She somewhere says that they are from the Ragnarok poem and that Ask is Adam and Embla is Eve, in old Icelandic lore.
]Or to keep them a lovely mystery.
BTW, in the old Scandanavian myth, Ask (Adam) is fashioned
from an ash tree. RHA is the big mystery man of this novel--at least to me. As I've mentioned before, three of the four major characters are named after famous poems from the period. Not so our Randolph--or so my research has garnered no results. I have my thoughts on the subject, but it may be premature.
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