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APPENDIX

LIST OF BIRD NAMES

Tribe and Place Names

picentines, Dryopians (Pick and Bechtel believe it means " Woodpeckers," but perhaps " Oakmen "), Meropes, Meropis, Aeropes (Troizen and Makedonia), "The Swallows " (an Illyrian tribe), Phlegyai.

The tradition that Sardinia was inhabited by big birds is possibly due to memories of a bird tribe; or perhaps the connection of birds and souls combined with the belief in an island Paradise in the West may account for the legend.1

In Phoenicia, between Tyre and Sidon, TroXi-^viov opviOmv iroAts Xeyofievr) (Strabo xvi. 2. 24, 758).

Kings, Heroes, etc.

The winged man who falls into the sea.

Ikaros connected Krete, Ikaria, and Attika; Fick connects with the legend of Hephaistos' fall.

Ikarios, father of Penelope [V»7i>eAo^ = Krickente, Fick and Bechtel, p. 418], and Leda, brother of Tyndareos, originally the Swan (Fick, V.O. pp. 114, 139).

Ikaria in Attika connected with the hanging festival and the story of Maira and Erigeneia (Fick, V.O. p. 139).

Perdix, sister or nephew of Daedalus, himself a son of

1 Cf. the birds of Achilles, "White Isle." 277

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