One day we were blessed with a small hawk in our yard.
Hawks visit us often as we have many bird feeders, many bird feeders bring many birds and other seed eaters (chipmunk, squirrel, the occasional neighbor, …), and much prey brings predators, hence hawks (among others)
I did not know this hawk’s name when I took the video and have since learned he is Glaxus.
Proud name for a hawk, don’t you think, Glaxus?
A name of power, a name of honor, a name of command.
Names are a fascinating study, especially to authors who must forever come up with names for characters.
And if you’re based in one culture and writing about someone from another culture, do you give the alien individual a name with meaning in your culture or one with meaning in the other’s culture?
And if you do the latter, you’ll need to explain the significance of the name in it’s original cultural setting.
Example: Ng Bao, literally “Seven Bread.” Who names their son (it’s a male name) “Seven Bread”?
In it’s original cultural setting, it denotes someone who’ll bring good luck and great favor onto the family.
Glaxus, the aforenamed hawk, will bring worlds to his fledglings.
Glorious children, they.
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