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olafthegrey
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(4/19/07 10:25 am)


Question - Meg Knucklebones
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Hello, I am currently teaching a course on character and object design and have assigned a character known as Meg Knucklebones (name is from the Ridley Scott film "Legend") to a student and for the life of me I cannot remember the actual celtic/irish/welsh/scottish name for this character. Sometimes Meg is part of the name but I do believe she is considered a member of the Merrow folk, but lives in lakes and feasts on human flesh. Does anyone know the proper name as I want to the student to research the character and not draw the information from the film.

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Richard Parks
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(4/19/07 12:41 pm)


Re: Question - Meg Knucklebones
I think the creature you're looking for is variously known as Jenny or Ginny Greenteeth, or Peg Powler. She's a water creature who drags children under, drowns, and eats them. I believe the character of Meg Knucklebones (Mucklebones?) is based on her.

See Katherine Brigg's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES for a more complete listing.

http://dm.net/~richard-parks

Edited by: Richard Parks at: 4/19/07 12:45 pm
olafthegrey
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(4/19/07 7:57 pm)


Re: Question - Meg Knucklebones
Thanks Richard!

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