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Old 08-11-2004, 05:38 PM   #85
Iris Alantiel
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"Iris", besides being my favourite flower, is also the Greek goddess of rainbows, and I've always loved rainbows, since they are a symbol of hope and full of pretty colours besides. As for "Alantiel", I patched that together while listening to my FotR movie soundtrack, based on words I picked up from the Elvish in the Enya songs. Roughly translated, it means "fallen star". Some people think that sounds depressing, but I think it's all in how you look at it - I prefer to think of it as reflecting a star that has come down from the heavens to contribute its light to the earthly realm, rather than a star that has descended from its starting place and come to lower things. In any case, "Iris Alantiel" is from my pen name, myself being an aspiring writer.
Above all shadows rides the Sun and Stars forever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell.
-- Samwise Gamgee
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