Talk:Lady of the Green Kirtle

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Emerald Witch?[edit]

Although "Emerald Witch"  is  was listed as a name for her (in the article), she is more often called "The Lady of the Green Kirtle". In fact, I can't find where in the text that she *is* called "the Emerald Witch". Sources? Elphion (talk) 20:41, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Could this be from HarperCollin's "list of characters" or whatever they called it? LloydSommerer (talk) 21:29, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Ford and Schakel don't use either "Emerald Witch" or "Green Witch", although they do list "Queen of Underland", "Queen of the Deep Realm" and "Lady of the Green Kirtle". In their indexes, both authors list her as "Queen of Underland". Does even "Green Witch" appear in the text? LloydSommerer (talk) 00:53, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Google's book search gives these results:
"green witch": 0
"emerald witch": 1 (in the Library of Congress summary on the copyright page)
"Queen of the Deep Realm": 1
"Queen of Underland": 3 (including one chapter title)
"Lady of the Green Kirtle": 3
I'm not entirely sure that it is a full text search though. Does anyone know? LloydSommerer (talk) 01:03, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I've always understood "the Green Witch" as a shorthand way of referring to her, primarily to distinguish her from "the White Witch". I think "the Green Lady" is a more accurate shortening of what Lewis actually wrote. That's what was used in the Narnia template, to save space. I don't know where "the Emerald Witch" comes from, unless possibly from the character sketches (which aren't in my copies), or possibly from one of the adaptations. Elphion (talk) 18:09, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
When Heracles undertakes his final Labour (the capture of, and return to the surface with, Cerberus) he descends into Hades and there discovers Theseus and Pirithous, whom the ruler of the underworld has imprisoned for attempting to carry off Persephone. The hero finds they are both bound to the "Chair of Forgetfulness, to which they grew and were held fast by coils of serpents". Sound familiar? Nuttyskin (talk) 05:02, 11 April 2017 (UTC)