Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Roma Europe 1940 Kress, Nancy. "And Wild for to Hold " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1991); pg. 309. "...Germany. The economy was still very bad and unrest was widespread, but no one was arresting Jews or gypsies [Roma] or homosexuals or Jehovah's Witnesses... " [Travellers from future had removed Hitler from his timeline circa 1936.]
Roma Europe 1943 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 236. "...concentration camps constructed by Germans in Europe before and during the Second World War. 'The Maln showed you these things?' Michael asked, incredulous.

'Yes. Jews. Gypsies. Catholics...' "

Roma Europe 1945 Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 305-306. "'Practically ever Jew in Europe... And every Gypsy too. Do you know about the Gypsies? They are named that because they claimed to have come to the west via Egypt, but actually they came through Romania and are better called Romani. In any event, they live a simple life, always on the move, entertaining sedentary folk, blacksmithing, playing music, dancing and stealing... they do it [stealing] from necessity because of their poverty. The balance of their souls is positive...' "
Roma Europe 1945 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 28. "And after all, they [the Germans] had been successful with the Jews and Gypsies... "
Roma Europe 1956 Le Guin, Ursula K. "The Road East " in Orsinian Tales. New York: Harper & Row (1976); pg. 63. "He sat up in the armchair, his eyes shut, listening for a step overhead or through the wall, the light step that had come to him not across foreign plains with gypsies but down the familiar road in twilight, the road from Sorg... "
Roma Europe 1985 Bear, Greg. "Through Road No Winter " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 174. Pg. 174: "'Could that be Rom?' Fischer asked, frowning. 'It does look familiar--like Slavic Rom.'

'Gypsies? Romany don't live in huts like this, and besides, I thought they were rounded up long ago.'

'That's what it looks like,' Von Ranke repeated. 'Still, maybe we can share some language, if only French.' ";

Pg. 176: "'Gypsies are few, now, hag,' he said. 'Soon to be fewer by one.' Von Ranke managed to urge him just outside the door. The woman followed and shaded her eye against the misty light.

'I am no gypsy,' she said. 'You do not even recognize the words?' She pointed at the letters above the door. "

Roma Europe 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 40. "Others might call the Gypsies thieves--but how could there be theft, when there was no ownership? Others thought them shiftless--but that only meant that the Gypsies felt no need to do anything other than survive. To hold a regular job, to serve in a nation's armed forces--this sort of thing simply did not relate to the Gypsy nature. The bad qualities the Gypsies were judged to have were mostly the misunderstandings of outsiders. The Gypsies did have values, and these, when understood, did honor to them. Music, joy, sharing, love, loyalty to one's own--the Gypsies were like one huge, scattered family... "
Roma Europe 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 47. "So it was that Orb learned of the Cult of the Dead. All Gypsies followed it, including those of France and Spain; there had been no death in the vicinity when Orb was there, so she had no encountered this then. When a Gypsy died, all his scant possessions were burned along with his corpse; in that manner his owmen were freed of their geis and could be clean again. But when the authorities interfered, their plight was severe. 'We can not even feed the grave,' they said. For it was the custom to set food on the grave, so that the spirit of the deceased would not go hungry. "
Roma Europe 1990 Anthony, Piers. And Eternity. New York: William Morrow and Company (1990); pg. 317. "'...But without his intercession, there would have been almost none--and no Romani, either.'

'Gypsies!' Orlene exclaimed. 'It was a Gypsy girl who took care of me when my mother had to leave me...' "

Roma Europe 1998 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Ghost of the Revelator (alternate history novel). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 199. "I had to wonder where the Saint [LDS] missionaries were going. It couldn't be to Europe. Ferdinand and his crew had treated the Saints as badly as the Gypsies and other dissidents... "
Roma Europe 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 47. "She asked him how he enjoyed Germany. She had a fear of Germany. Did he not think continually of Hiter's Final Solution and the terrible crime of murdering six million Jews, gipsies, blacks, and other harmless people? "
Roma France 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 187. "Remember going to the fair and seeing the gypsy? How she stayed in the trailer, and there was a line of folks waiting. Then you went in one by one and she shut the door, remember? Just you and her and your secrets. And there was that candle on the table and all. Well, confession was just like that. "
Roma France 1965 Anthony, Piers. And Eternity. New York: William Morrow and Company (1990); pg. 17, 161. Pg. 17: "'A blind Gypsy,' Orlene agreed...

'A Gypsy woman gave you to your family.' Jolie agreed. 'But she was not your mother. She was a friend of your mohter... The Gypsy would have kept you, but fate denied her...' "; Pg. 161: "The woman, then known as Orb, left the traveling show and went to France, where she settled and hired the service of a blind, maimed, yet beautiful Gypsy girl as a maid. The girl was Tinka, and Orb had known her before; indeed, she had taught Orb the Gypsy language of Calo, and Orb had helped the girl to find a husband, so they were fast friends. They sang together, for Tinka had similar magic, making the music wonderful, and practiced the wicked Gypsy dance the tanana...

The two women visited Tinka's father, the old Gypsy Nicolai, a man of distintion in the town. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Roma France 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 47. "All Gypsies followed it, including those of France and Spain... " [Book contains many references to Gypsies in Basque country--border areas between France and Spain.]
Roma France 1987 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Mirrors of the Soul " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 425-426. "'Tour buses groaned up the hill and disgorged their eager passengers. The Gypsy children, circling like vultures, moved in. The Japanese and Americans, lulled by sparkling black eyes in dark faces, allowed them to approach. Later they would rue it when they discovered the loss of wallets, watches, jewelry.

...Braun stared pointedly at his watch again. The Gypsy children attracted by the slim gold band of the Longines crept forward.

'Beat it!' Jack roared. 'Jesus, where do they all come from? Is there a Gypsy factory the same way there's a hooker factor?'

'They're usually sold by their mothers to 'talent scouts' from France and Italy. They're then trained to steal and work like slaves for their owners.'

'Jesus, sounds like something out of Dickens.' " [Other refs., pg. 427-428.]

Roma France 1990 Anthony, Piers. And Eternity. New York: William Morrow and Company (1990); pg. 190. "Nicolai looked back at Vita. 'I never thought I would go to Heaven; the Romani really don't believe in it, though we profess whaever religion is current and convenient. But if it happened, I didn't think it would be like this!' "
Roma France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 194. "People suspected the gypsies. Gypsies were capable of anything. Gypsies were known to weave carpets out of old clothes and to stuff their pillows with human hair and to make dolls out of the skin and teeth of the hanged. Only gypsies could be involved in such a perverse crime. There were, however, no gypsies around at the time, not a one near or far; gypsies had last come through the area in December.

For lack of gypsies, people decided to suspect the Italian migrant workers. But there weren't any Italians around either... "

Roma galaxy 2100 Godwin, Tom. "The Cold Equations " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1954); pg. 68. "The stowaway was not a man--she was a girl in her teens, standing before him in little white gypsy sandals with the top of her brown, curly head hardly higher than his shoulder... "
Roma galaxy 2100 Russell, Eric Frank. "Plus X " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1954); pg. 107. "'Mamma, when the insurance man called he really smiled at me. D'you remember what the gypsy said?' "
Roma galaxy 2300 Bujold, Lois McMaster. Falling Free. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1991; first pub. 1988); pg. 135. "What, indeed, could their future be even if freed from GalacTech? Gypsy orphans, alternately ignored, exploited, or abused, in their dependency on the narrow environment of humanity's chain of space facilities. " [This passage appears to refer to 'gypsies' in a generic sense, not necessarily ethnic Roma.]
Roma galaxy 2366 David, Peter. Q-in-Law (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 19. "'All right, I'll bite,' said Geordi. 'Someone want to tell me who all these people are? I've never heard of the Tizarin or these 'houses'...'

...'...The Tizarin,' Data continued... 'are a spacegoing race of merchants, somewhat similar to the earth people known as Gypsies. If there is a home planet for the Tizarin, it is unknown. They are spread throughout the galaxy, engaging in trading with most races in the Federation with the exception of the Ferengi.' " [Other refs. to the Tizarin throughout the novel. They are the main fictional culture, but are less the focus of the book than the plot involving Q and Lwaxana Troi. Not other refs. to Gypsies by name. There are multiple similarities between the Tizarin as described in the book and Gypsies.]

Roma galaxy 2375 Golden, Christie. Cloak and Dagger (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #1). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 207. "'Gaze into the sphere,' she said, sounding like a Gypsy fortune-teller of old. 'See there, caught safely, the First Things which have so plagued you...' "
Roma galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1957); pg. 31. Pg. 31: "'Free Trader Romany Lass, bound for the Rim . . . and your friend was in her...' "; Pg. 172: "...more ships than Thorby knew existed:...Vega Prime, Galactic Banker, Romany Lass... " [Name of a starship a possible reference to Roma.]
Roma galaxy 4500 Felice, Cynthia. Downtime. New York: Bluejay International (1985); pg. 67. "The diaphragm on the far bulkhead opened silently to admit a dark-haired woman wearing legion khaki and a night-black navigator's cape neatly held in place at her shoulders by silver broaches.

'Marcia Roma Maclorin,' the nomenclator in Mahdi's ear whispered, 'General, Navigator of the Fleet . . .'

Mahdi clamped his teeth to cut off further description. He knew the navigator of his personal fleet. Roma bowed instead of saluting, as if he were already emperor, and Mahdi smiled. " [Many refs. to the character named Roma.]

Roma Germany 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 47. "But he did not know the Llano itself, or the source of the Gypsies. 'But perhaps the Gypsies of Germany can help you,' he suggested.

In Germany they had a problem. Consumption had taken out a chief, and the officials had buried his body in a pauper's grave and driven the wives out of town. The women were bedraggled and absolutely filthy. 'But I can get you water!' Orb exclaimed.

As one, the three women shook their heads in negation. 'We may not wash or touch water until his body has disintegrated completely in the earth,' one explained. "

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 112. "'Why aren't the gypsies just like everybody else by now?'

'That's a very interesting question,' Ulrich said, pleased to hear it brought up. 'I often wonder that myself. I might learn the truth if I became agypsy, but they don't let gajo do that. We're both gajo, you know. You're American and I'm Deutschlander, but we're both just gajo to these people. These people are nomads, and outcasts, and thieves, and pickpockets, and swindlers, and anarchists, and dirty lumpenproletariate who don't use life extension or birth control!' Ulrich looked them over with a certain proprietary joy, then his smile slowly faded to a deeply troubled look. 'Still, all those fine qualities don't prove that they're entirely romantic and wonderful.'


'We're trying to sell these people some stolen property,' Ulrich reminded her. 'They're going to try to cheat us.' "

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 115. "He shrugged. 'You want the real truth about gypsies? This is Europe, and it's the end of the twenty-first century. The people in power today were alive sixty years ago, during those plagues and those gypsy pogroms. Today, they don't kill gypsies. No, today, when they notice the gypsies at all, they act like superficial sentimentalists and genteel snobs who need a feudal relic to coddle and patronize. But another pogrom would happen tomorrow if there was another plague.'

'That's a dreadful thing to say.'

'Dreadful, but it's very true. The Romany probably were carrying the plague, Maya, that's the funny part. And you know something even funnier. If the romany weren't complete racial chauvinists themselves, then we'd have absorbed the last one of them centuries ago.' "

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 111-112. "And the children--entire packs of shrieking little children. To see so many little children in one place at on time was very strange. To see large packs of children all from a single narrow ethnic group was an experience beyond the pale.

'Who are these people?' Maya said.

'They're tsiganes.'


'They call themselves Romany.'

Maya tapped her translator. 'My translator doesn't seem to understand that word, either.'

Ulrich thought it over. 'These people are gypsies,' he said in English. 'This is a big gathering camp for European gypsies.'

'Wow. I've never seen so many people in one place who weren't on medical treatments. I had no idea there were this many gypsies left in the whole world.'

Ulrich went back to Deutsch. 'Gypsies are not rare. They're just hard to notice. The Romany have their own ways of movement and they are good at hiding. These people have been Europe's outcasts for eight hundred years.' "

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 112-113. "Three Romany men passed them, carrying a lamb. A crowd of gawking gajo gathered quickly. She couldn't see over the shoulders of the jostling men, but she heard the lamb's last anguished bleat, and the crowd's eager gasp. Followed by delighted gasps and groans of shock and titillation.

'They're killing that animal over there,' she said.

'Yes, they are. And skinning it, and gutting it, and putting its carcass on a stick, and roasting it over a fire.'


Ulrich smiled. 'Because roast mutton tastes lovely. A little bit of mutton can't hurt you.' His eyes narrowed. 'Also, eating the animal makes you feel better about the dirty pleasure you took in seeing it killed. The bourgeoisie . . . they pay well to eat a thing that they saw killed.' " [Many more refs. to Roma, not in DB. See pg. 113-116.

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 113-114. "'Will they be genuine silver coins?...'

'We'll see. If some gypsy tries to pick our pockets or break our heads, then yes, they're probably real coins. Otherwise, they're useless slugs. Lead. Fakes.'

'You're making these Romany people sound really awful.'

'Awful? What makes them awful?' Ulrich shrugged. 'They never declared a war. They never started a pogrom. They never enslaved another people. They have no God, no kings, no government. They are their own masters. So, they despise us and they rob us and flout our rules. They are an alien people, truly outside society. I'm a theif and you'r an illegal, but compared to them, you and I are spoiled children of the polity, we are nothing but amateurs.' He sighed. 'I like the Romany and I even admire them, but to them, I'll always be just another gajo fool.' "

Roma Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 114-115. "'...Fifty years ago [circa 2046], there were gypsy pogroms all over Europe. People said that dirty gypsies carried the plague. They said the gypsies broke the quarantines. And people, absolutely normal civilized European people, picked up hatchets and shovels and chairs and iron bars and ran to Romany ghettos and Romany camps and they beat the Romanies and tortured them and raped them and set fire to their homes.'

Maya felt stunned. She gaped at him. 'Well, those were dreadful times. All kinds of aberrations . . .'

'No aberrations at all!' Ulrich declared cheerfully. 'Racism is very authentic. Despisint other people and wanting them dead--that's a dear and precious thing to the human soul. It never has to be taught to anyone. People do it every single chance they get.' "

Roma Germany, East 1985 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 93. Pg. 93: "Silver Fox a Native American] needed something more. But with the appropriate attire and a little strategic makeup, it wasn't difficult to disguise her as a gypsy woman. The disguise wouldn't hold up under intense scrutiny, but it would serve their purposes. "; Pg. 137: "Sabretooth tossed the disk to the false gypsy, who caught it and... "
Roma Hungary 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 3-4. "Budapest's Hilton Hotel... A reception was being held by World Antiquities and Cultural Heritage... Gipsy orchestras raced throught their notes in every available space. Their violins swooped through czardas after czardas... "
Roma Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 28. "...above the fields near the horizon where the woods and Gypsy Lane and the Black Tree Tavern waited out of sight. " [This road also mentioned pg. 84, 169, 180, etc.]
Roma India -350 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 56-57. "This [Macedonia] was, after all, their home.

But was it their source? Orb doubted it and in time she learned more of the story. Where had Alexander found the Gypsies? Not in Egypt, despite the derivation of their popular name from that land; they were not truly E-Gypt-sies. No, he had brought them from beyond the Persian empire, from the land of Hind. That was thei rmost ancient home. And Hind, Orb knew, was India, or part of it. That was where she had to go. "

Roma Israel 1997 Rowder, Louise. "The Symmetry of Duty " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 160. "Einstein patted him on the shoulder and continued to speak slowly. 'I never had a home during my lifetime. I was an intellectual gypsy, paid handsomely for what my mind could conceive...''
Roma Italy 1939 Thomsen, Brian M. "Infallibility, Obedience, and Acts of Contrition " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 68. "'...Your private congregation seems to be composed of more gypsies and Jews than Gentiles. Your papal missionaries to Turkey and the Mideast always seem to have numerous detours.' "
Roma Landover 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 163. Pg. 163: Title of chapter: "River Gypsies "; Pg. 167: "'Who are you?' the Knight asked.

'Ah, ah--no names, my friend,' the other said. 'Names are for enemies we would avoid, not for friends we would make. Will you sit with us?'

'River Gypsies,' the Gargoyle said...

The big man laughed. 'That's us! Well, look at you, my friend. A Gargoyle!...' ";

Pg. 168: "Some of the Gypsies had begun to dance, leaping and spinning in the firelight. The women had fixed bells to their fingers, and the silvery tinkle lifted above the singing... The Gypsy shook his head merrily, climbed to his feet, and shrugged... The River Gypsies danced and sang about him, oblivious. Colors and shapes spun past him as he turned toward the darkness... " [More, pg. 167-178, 243.]

Roma Louisiana: New Orleans 1940 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 584. "She was a gypsy who had come to town with the circus. Her mother had been murdered by the animal trainer... " [More about this character.]
Roma Macedonia -323 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 56. "In Macedonia she found more Gypsies than anywhere else; it seemed that every second person in the nation had some Gypsy blood. The Calo they spoke was, by all accounts, the purest version of the Gypsy language extand. The Gypsies had, she was informed, been brought to this region by Alexander the Great, for he had recognized their competence in metalworking and desired to enhance the battle prowess of his army by that knowledge. The Gypsies had not come as slaves, but as honored guests, and they had been well treated, and the abilities they taught Alexander's people had contributed substantially to Macedonia's surge toward greatness.

Then Rome had risen, and the Macedonian empire had crumbled. Gypsies had been hauled away to teach the Romans. The golden age had passed. Gypsies spread out, hiding in the mountains, fleeing to other lands, clutching their freedom. But most remained to serve the new masters. This was, after all, their home. "

Roma Mars 2114 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 437. "A bunch of wizened old men, guys her age, rollocking their way with a tight nimble attack through gaily melancholy tunes, gypsy songs, tangos... "
Roma Minnesota 1998 Brust, Steven. Dragon. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 7. [Acknowledgments] "Thanks to the following people who were of great help with research: Corwin Brust, Gail Catherine, Paul Knappenberger, Beki Oshiro, and Gypsy. "
Roma Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 381. "'That's right, you're the guy he hit last week, aren't you? What'd you do, put a Gypsy curse on him?' "
Roma New York 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 22: "The Shadow Within ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1984); pg. 16. [Rahne writes her own fantasy story and/or dreams, while in Westchester County, but essentially imagining New York City. A talking taxi yells at her story/dream self:] "I sweah, it's getting' so's a guy can't earn an honest buck! I got enough trouble wit' them lousy gypsies, not to mention potholes grown so big an' hungry they'll swallow even me whole! "
Roma New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 18. "'What do you see in my future?' she asked...

'Immediate or long range?'


'Immediate,' I said, 'a night of wild revelry and a peaceful morning stroll in a light drizzle. Long range, triumph upon triumph, fame, a villa in Majorca, two divorces, happiness late in life.'

'Are you a Gypsy fortuneteller, then?'

I shook my head. 'Merely a stochastic technician, milady.' "

Roma New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 14: "Do You Believe in-- Magik? ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr 1984); pg. 8. Charles Xavier's thoughts: "From the X-Men's account, I believe Illyana's abductor to be an infamous 13th Century demonologist--but my library contains only veiled references to Belasco and precious few of these. My friend, Stephen Strange, is a master of the mystic arts. Perhaps he--or Nightcrawler's foster mother, the Gypsy sorceress Margali Szardos--can fill in some of the gaps... "
Roma North Carolina 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 42: "New Song for Old ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1986); pg. 11. Sam's thoughts, upon seeing Lila's band tour load buses after concert: "Crew's loading Lila's gear for the next gig. What a life--Gypsies have it easier. "
Roma Oregon 1977 Bryant, Edward. "Particle Theory " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1977); pg. 462. "But they somehow sufficed as rationale and incentive to wind up at Madame Guzmann's 'Advice/Mesmerism/Health' establishment across the border in Oregon. Madame Guzmann had skin the color of her stained hardwood door; she made a point of looking and dressing the part of a stereotype we gajos would think of as Gypsy. The scarf and crystal ball strained the image. I think she was Vietnamese. " [More.]
Roma Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 138. "A middle-aged woman in a swaddling of canvas and polyester skirts, two sweaters buttoned over her pillowing breasts, gypsy-bright and red-faced, pushing a wire buggy ful of old newspapers on a too-bright city sidewalk. A bag lady, as they say nowadays. "
Roma Oregon 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 16. "The women often wear plants also, but loose-flowing gypsy-like skirts are more usual. "
Roma Pennsylvania 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 92. "Friendship was the tough one: true. Georgina drove him crazy at times--all her wild gypsy ideas about pyramid power and the souls of rainbows... "
Roma Poland 1944 Pruett, Joe. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Magneto " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 98. [Gypsies or Roma are not mentioned by name, but this scene shows a Nazi concentration camp in which a young Magneto's parents have been killed. From other sources, we know their family were Roma.]
Roma Portugal 1600 Anthony, Patricia. God's Fires. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 82. [Year is estimated.] "And there was the rest of the fair: the Gypsies, the wagonloads of carrots and parsnips, crates of chickens... "
Roma Portugal 1600 Anthony, Patricia. God's Fires. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 181. [Year is estimated.] "...I swear, Manoel, you alarmed even the Gypsies.' "
Roma Riverworld 1890 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 40. "Burton...

'I suppose you didn't write The Jew, The Gypsy, and El Islam?' Ruach said, sneering.

'I did,' Burton replied. His face was red... "; Pg. 128: "'That book, The Jew, The Gypsy, and El Islam. How could you have written it? A hate document full of bloody-half minded nonsense, folk tales, superstitions! Ritual murders, indeed!' "

Roma Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 204. "So much so that he several times came across the legend of Burton the Gypsy... "
Roma Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 57. -
Roma Romania 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 41. Pg. 41, 50-53, 172, 177, 179-181, 184-191, 194, 294, 300, 305, 325, etc.
Roma Sainte Anne 2050 Wolfe, Gene. "The Fifth Head of Cerberus " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1972); pg. 353. "The girl had large features and a brilliant smile which held a suggestion of that rarely seen charm which is at once careless, poetic, and sly. Gypsy, was my first thought, but her complexion was surely too fair for that. "
Roma Spain 1963 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "Seville, Spain
May 1963 "; Pg. 36: "Her dirty clothes she had knotted inside one of her cheap, capacious skirts, such as gypsy women wore... "
Roma Spain 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 31. "'...I think you would have to ask at the source of the Gypsies.'

'And where is that?'

He looked embarrassed. 'We don't know that either. We think we came up out of Egypt, through Spain; that is how we derive our name, E-Gypt-sy. But that may be just a story.'

Orb considered. It struck her as an excellent story. 'Why then I suppose I'll just have to go to Spain and inquire there,' she said.

...'... the Gypsies of Spain are more--well, they wouldn't let you get off as easily as I am, and your magic may not protect you there. We're just a primitive band, but there they know more of the old lore. You would run a risk.' "

Roma Spain 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 71. "'Death is cruel and it is dark,' he finished, and his eyes were moist--fo be it Gypsy, Jew, Moor, or what have you, a victim is a victim to a Spaniard.... "
Roma Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 396. "The gypsies may not have known the language, but there was no mistaking the tone, in whatever tongue the words were spoken... The leader of the gypsies, a splendid-looking fellow who sat his horse like a centaur, waved them back, and in a fierce voice gave to his companions some word to proceed. They lashed the horses which sprang forward... "; Pg. 397: "The leader turned to them and gave a word at which every man of the gypsy party drew what weapon he carried, knife or pistol, and held himself in readiness to attack... "; Pg. 398: "The gypsies, taking us as in some way the cause of the extraordinary disappearance of the dead man, turned, without a word, and rode away as if for their lives. Those who were unmounted jumped upon the leiter-wagon and shouted to the horsemen not to desert them. " [More about the gypsies, 397-398.]
Roma Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 43. "A band of Szgany have come to the castle, and are encamped in the courtyard. These Szgany are gipsies; I have notes of them in my book. They are peculiar to this part of the world, though allied to the ordinary gipsies all the world over. There are thousands of them in Hungary and Transylvania, who are almost outside all law. They attach themselves as a rule to some great noble or boyar, and call themselves by his name. They are fearless and without religion, save superstition, and they talk only their own varieties of the Romany tongue. " [Other refs. to these Roma/gypsies, not in DB. More, pg. 44-46.]
Roma Turkmenistan 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 313. Burnell is travelling by train from Ashkhabad: "The gypsy woman also rose and started to question everyone in an anxious manner; whereupon the Russian man ordered her curtly to sit down. "; Pg. 319: "Night had embraced the speeding train.

The white-clad gypsy woman opened up a small basket and produced some food. She offered it about with a wide smile. "

Roma, continued


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