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3 hours ago, Martin said:

Who is Is Elaliol , mentioned in Esrolia LoTTG?

Aside from being one of the Three Bad Men (along with Herkool and Kodig), there is no other mention.

It could well be a variant of Yelmalio/Elmal, though.

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4 hours ago, Martin said:

Who is Is Elaliol , mentioned in Esrolia LoTTG?

He was one of the claimants of Goose Hill.  The Goose Hill story (Esrolia LoTTG) does sound a bit like the Hill of Gold legend, but obviously isn't, as it is the Goose Goddess Isbarn/Imarja who claims it by virtue rather than force.  Apparently Herkool was a trickster, Kodig was a King of the Vingkotlings.  Interestingly Kodig is also called Terliol which means Blessed of Ter, and his father's name was Tereen or Chosen of Ter.  If so then Elaliol would likely be the Blessed of "Ela".  So who is Ela?  Likely short for some deity.  Possibilities would include Elmal or Elasa (The Goddess of Wisdom, and therefore making Elaliol a Lhankor Mhy type).  This is just a guess.

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1 hour ago, Darius West said:

Terliol which means Blessed of Ter, and his father's name was Tereen or Chosen of Ter

If I recall correctly, Terliol, the Blessed of Ter, was the Fourth Bad Man - the Axe Man, not Kodig.

But as you note, the "liol" ending is "blessed of", which leaves us with "Ela" or "El-".  Since Elasa likely means "Light of Knowledge", "El-" would then represent "Light", whether Yelmalio/Elmal, Yu-elm, etc.  As Elaliol is one of the Three Bad MEN, that would likely exclude Elasa.  Overall it seems a quarrel between the Husband-Protectors.

 

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On 3/29/2022 at 2:34 AM, jajagappa said:

As Elaliol is one of the Three Bad MEN, that would likely exclude Elasa.  Overall it seems a quarrel between the Husband-Protectors.

So you think lawyers are good people Jaj? (JK)

I see Elaliol could quite possibly be a tribal law speaker who is making a possibly spurious claim on Goose Hill by custom and law, by twisting words and logic. The usual legal form of casuistry that wins cases regardless of the morality of doing so.

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