Wednesday, June 03, 2009

On Salamanders and Fire

While I'm having minor technical difficulties, there will be no Miscellanies, but I can direct you to the occasional post here and there. Gypsy Scholar asks whence the notion of salamanders being impervious to fire comes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Scott. I'm also wondering about the etymology of "Hellbender," one of the names for a large North American salamander. Is there some connection between the name "Hellbender" and legends and beliefs about salamanders?

    Jeffery Hodges

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