In a message dated 20/11/2007 20:07:29 GMT Standard Time, NABOKV-L@HOLYCROSS.EDU writes:
Queen Disa (the name of a legendary Swedish queen)
Slightly puzzled by this comment (I'm afraid I don't know who first made it) I trawled the net for Disa, since I was sure that Disa was never a queen, but a sort of demi-goddess, and found this:
"The Goddess Disa or Isa of the North, as delineated on the sacred drums of the Laplanders, was accompanied by a child similar to the Horus of the Egyptians. It is observed also that the ancient Muscovites worshipped a sacred group composed of a mother and her children, probably a representation of the Egyptian Isis and her offspring, or at least of the once universal idea of the Deity."
Whether this has any relevance to anything at all I couldn't say.

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