The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16170   Message #2420676
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
23-Aug-08 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary
Subject: RE: Juniper, Gentle? & Rosemary
Hit the submit button by mistake there...

So - perhaps a more pragmatic approach is worth considering than the somewhat esoteric route you suggest... Magical, in once sense yes, but not so codified in terms of an actual or single meaning - and the silver pin could well be a bolt. Juniper would appear to be a corruption of Jennifer, itself derived from Guinevere, so the names could refer to the girls, rather than to any herbs, symbolic or otherwise. Child does allow that Gentian for Gentle however.