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|Celt||United Kingdom: England||1100 C.E.||White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 355.||"There were two knights on the borders of Wales called Sir Carados and Sir Turquine. They were of Celtic stock. These two conservative barons had never yielded to Arthur... " [more.]|
|Celt||United Kingdom: England||1941||Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 9.||"It is a pre-Celtic version of the myth, but I am convinced that it related to the girl. "|
|Celt||United Kingdom: England||1944||Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 42.||"'...whether they were Wessex Chieftain, which is to say, Bronze Age, Stonehenge, and all that; Belgic Celts, which is to day Iron Age; or Romans.' " [Also pg. 88.]|
|Celt||United Kingdom: England||1982||Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. v.||[Acknowledgments.] "I should probably cite... and a fifteen-volume set of books on comparative religions, including an enormous volume on the Druids and Celtic religions... I also saw there many materials exploring the Celtic tradition that Jesus Christ had been educated in the wisdom religion at the temple that once stood on Glastonbury Tor. "|
|Celt||United Kingdom: England||1985||Dickinson, Peter. The Green Gene. New York: Random House (1973); pg. 7.||"If the card read 'Saxon' and anyone--anyone whatsoever, Cabinet Minister or petty official--attempted to treat the owner as other than a Saxon, then the severest penalties of the law could be visited on him. It make no difference whether the owner was black or brown or yellow or white; he was entitled to all the protection of Saxon Law. And the same thing, mutatis mutandis, applied to Celts and the Celtic Law. It was an irrelevance that the majority of Celts, and no Saxons, had green skins. That was a genetic accident. Celtic Law had come down to us form very ancient origins, via the ancient Brehon laws of Ireland and the more modern mysteries of Scots Law... It proved that Celtic Law was peculiarly suited to the Celtic culture and temperament... " [More. Many other refs. not in DB. 'Celts', a somewhat artificial distinction in the novel, but one that is enforced, is the novel's main cultural group.]|
|Celt||United Kingdom: London||1890||Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Sign of Four " in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. New York: Berkley/Penguin Putnam (1994; c. 1890); pg. 137.||"My practice has extended recently to the Continent, " said Holmes after a while, filling up his old brier-root pipe. "I was consulted last week by Francois le Villard, who, as you probably know, has come rather to the front lately in the French detective service. He has all the Celtic power of quick intuition, but he is deficient in the wide range of exact knowledge which is essential to the higher developments of his art. The case was concerned with a will and possessed some features of interest. I was able to refer him to two parallel cases, the one at Riga in 1857, and the other at St. Louis in 1871, which have suggested to him the true solution. Here is the letter which I had this morning acknowledging my assistance. "|
|Celt||United Kingdom: London||1940||Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 7.||"Tapes on World War II, Celtic literature, history of mass transit... "|
|Celt||United Kingdom: London||1995||Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 279.||"The English don't feel this degree of admiration for the other Celtic peoples. They see the Welsh as little, nittering, harp-playing elves with a strong line in double-dealing. " [More.]|
|Celt||USA||1978||Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 158.||"'...The Lakers have beaten the Boston Celtics four to two...' "|
|Celt||USA||1982||Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 58.||"The pines standing sentinel along the two-lane road in easy waves made Cal think of Celtic warriors, green in their garb, ever watchful. "|
|Celt||USA||1992||Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 13.||"A former cop and ex-deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Brendan was celebrated for his intricate political connections, his general Celtic amity... "|
|Celt||USA||1993||DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 3.||"I dipped into Bulfinch and promptly got lost, wandering off the Hellenic trail into the Celtic thicket of the Mabinogion.|
|Celt||USA||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 330.||"'...He said these Potnia people have apparently joined up with an alliance of Native Americans' civil rights groups, some African-American groups, the Celtic Gay and Lesbian National Congress--' "|
|Celt||USA||1999||Willis, Connie. "In Coppelius's Toyshop " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 103.||"I had a date to take Janine to see them [Knicks] play the Celtics this afternoon... "|
|Celt||USA||2010||Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 397.||-|
|Celt||USA||2019||Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 127.||"Earthies... tuning in on the harmonic energies of the solar system through yoga, meditation, Celtic ceremonies and a host of other spiritual nonsense. "|
|Celt||USA||2077||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 48.||"In some areas of the country, actual primitive tribes had taken over, calling themselves Saxons, Huns, Cimmerians, Celts, or Picts, and in many respects they did resemble their historic models. "|
|Celt||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 20.||"The workmanship was exquisite, in the Celtic style favored by metalworkers in Bronze Age Europe. " [Also pg. 38, 50, 53.]|
|Celt||world||-3005 B.C.E.||Gaskell, Jane. The Serpent. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977; c. 1963); pg. 7.||"Quite a number of separate details in this book are now known as ancient myths. They are mainly ancient Celtic or South American myths--and Britain is believed to be a remnant of Atlantis, after it had grown ugly in the sight of Heaven and the princess who had found out the secrets of the Great Dikes helped to destroy it. " [Some more, pg. 7-8.]|
|Celt||world||875 C.E.||Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 322.||"In the South, Mary was hard to tell from Minerva of ancient Rome or the three nameless Ladies the Celts had worshiped generations before... "|
|Celt||world||1940||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 180.||-|
|Celt||world||1981||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 379-383.||[Appendix 1: Some Notes on "The Tanu Song ": Extensive information on the origin of the song, "freely adapted from Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, a compendium of Celtic myth translated and 'arranged' by Lady Augusta Gregory (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904)... Her tales are part of the greater body of Celtic mythology originally engendered on continental Europe at a much earlier date... "; Pg. 381: "...and from the first three paragraphs of Lady Gregory's first chapter, which list the named and attributes of the principal Celtic gods, I derived a fragile skeleton for The Many-Colored Land and The Golden Torc... The actual plot of the saga, needless to say, has no basis in folklore, but students of mythology will recognize elements borrowed not only from the Celts but also from the fairy tales of nearly a dozen other European Nations. "|
|Celt||world||1981||Zelazny, Roger. "The Horses of Lir " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1981); pg. 168.||"As he shielded his flame against the breeze, his gaze fell upon the heavy bronze ring with the Celtic design that he wore upon his forefinger. "; Pg. 169: "Randy's knowledge of Gaelic was limited... "; Pg. 170: Book of Kells [Many other refs., not in DB.]|
|Celt||world||1984||Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 59.||"Maentwrog (n. Welsh) Celtic word for a computer spelling mistake. "|
|Celt||world||1984||Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 145.||"'And to make things even more confusing, I'm tracking down evidence that the Sidhe picked up words from humans--words from tinker's cant, Celtic language, etc; picked them up during their last centuries on Earth. "|
|Celt||world||1998||Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 37.||"In a ragged gray Boston Celtics T-shirt, faded jeans, and thick gray socks... the man sometimes called Banshee... " [1 other ref. This character is Irish, but lives in the U.S..]|
|Celt||world||2002||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 35.||Pg. 35: "'Blood of the Celts flows in me,' Gaby said... "; Pg. 174: "'I want you too. I want this red-haired green-eyed Celtic fury with her incomprehensible and barbarous accent and her freckled skin...' "; Pg. 213: "'...Last thing to understand: I'm a Celt, we're a people who prefer direct action to whispering campaigns...' "|
|Celt||world||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 70.||"She had made it herself, Celtic-cross designs and all. "|
|Celt||world||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.||"...but my studies had given me some familiarity with the original Terrestrial races, and my second guess, almost a certainty, was Celtic. 'Wales,' I said aloud. 'Or Scotland. Or Ireland.' "|
|Celt||world||2106||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58.||"An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese. " [Also pg. 82.]|
|Celt||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 26.|| "'Beaucoup regrets, guys,' she said with a rueful smile, mopping her face with a tissue. 'Wrong phase of the moon, I guess. Or the old Celtic rising. Bry, you just picked the wrong day to visit this crazy place. Sorry.'
'All you Celts are bonkers.' Gaston excused her with breezy kindness. 'There's a Breton engineer over in the Sun King Pageant who told me...' "
|Celt||world||2110||May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 157.||"The anthropologist was amused. 'Oh, yes. Tree cults were almost universal in the ancient world... Greeks, Romans, Gaulish Celts, the British, Teutons, Lithuanians, Slavs--they all held the oak to be sacred...' "|
|Celt||world||2151||Carey, Diane. Broken Bow (Enterprise). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 34.||"'...Discipline ultimately beats all Celts and Huns. It's the British way.' "|
|Celt||world||2166||Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 629.||"His forehead and cheeks are broad, perhaps due to a shot of Ojibway blood in his veins, though he was born Finnegan and even sweats celtically, giving off an aroma of whiskey. "|
|Celtic Christian||Canada||1993||Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 115.||"There was a lot of stuff about the peace and prosperity in Scotland during Macbeth's reign, his legal reforms, his support for orphans and women, his gifts to the Celtic Church. "|
|centaur||California: San Francisco||1986||McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 83.|| "'Everybody here does, so in relation you'll sound like you're from out of town. It's that, or I'll have to do my Centaurian imitation--'
'Never mind!' Scott said... "
|centaur||Gaea||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 143.|| "The most obvious word for the thing was centaur. It had a lower part shaped like a horse, and an upper half so human it was frightening. Cirocco was not quite sure she believed it.
It was not as Disney had envisioned centaurs, nor did it have much to do with the classical Greek model. It had a lot of hair, yet its dominant feature was pale naked skin... "
|centaur||galaxy||1992||Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 190.||"They were six-limbed beings, quadrupeds with two arms. Centaurs, he thought, though not resembling much the half-man, half-horse of the Greek myths. Their lower part, the animal body, was shaggy with long red hair. The four legs were long but quite bearlike. The upright torso springing from the front of the quadrupedal form was covered with bright golden hair. Some of the corpses were female. The big, round, and thick-nippled breasts made that certain. " [More.]|
|centaur||galaxy||2374||Carey, Diane. . . . Sacrifice of Angels (Star Trek: DS9 / The Dominion War: Book 4 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 55.||Pg. 54: "'So I'm going.'
'On what ship?'
Pg. 55: "The last few days had been a scramble to reassign or retire problems and duties so he could be ready to go out with Charlie Reynolds on the Centaur and do what he had to do. " [Other refs. to this ship, not in DB.];
Pg. 180: "'I was going to present my own plan, but it was only a couple of distraction skirmishes and a ground assault on Centaurus Nine...' " [May be other refs. to this planet, but not prominent.]
|centaur||galaxy||2374||Carey, Diane. Call to Arms . . . (Star Trek: DS9 / The Dominion War: Book 2 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 16.||Pg. 16: "Should he give them details? Names, ships, images to which they might cling in the coming hard times? Should he describe how the Starfleet patrollers Centaur and Majestic had skirted all the sentry ships at Torros Three and stormed the shipyards without backup... "; Pg. 108: "'Sir, there's a Federation ship off our starboard bow, bearing one-five-seven mark zero-nine-five--it's the U.S.S. Centaur!' " [More, pg. 109-123, 173, 247.]|
|centaur||galaxy||2374||Cox, Greg. Q-Space (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 104.||"...listening to the musical score of the new Centauran production of West Side Story... "|
|centaur||Missouri||1990||Simmons, Dan. "The Death of the Centaur " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1990); pg. 306-345.||[As the title indicates, a centaur plays prominently into the story. Half of this story is a story-within-a-story: An elementary school teacher entertains his students every day with a serial fantasy story about three main characters: Raul the centaur, Gernisavien the neo-cat, and Dobby the sorcerer-ape.] Pg. 309: "The centaur, the neo-cat, and the sorcerer-ape moved across the endless Sea of Grass... "|
|centaur||Missouri: St. Louis||1998||Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 69.|| "He sang (to the tune of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'):
'Oh, I'm the famous Benjy Bentley...
Just let me off at the Alpha Centaur,
|centaur||Roman Empire||620 C.E.||Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 396.||-|
|centaur||Tran||1996||Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 175.||"The horses and oxen pulling the carts hadn't been touched. Not even Reznick's centaur. " [Some other minor refs. to the centaur, e.g., pg. 529.]|
|centaur||Transylvania||1897||Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 396.||"The leader of the gypsies, a splendid-looking fellow who sat his horse like a centaur, waved them back... "|
|centaur||United Kingdom: London||2546||Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 199.||"Outside... the Savage was striding up and down, marching, marching to the drums and music of magical words. 'The wren goes to't and the small gilded fly does lecher in my sight.' Maddeningly they rumbled in his ears. 'The fitchew nor the soiled horse goes to't with a more riotous appetite. Don from the waist they are Centaurs, though women all above. But to the girdle do the gods inherit...' "|
|centaur||Washington||1905||Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 31.||"...she told her own young child: St. Augustine's fables of men whose ears are large enough to sleep in, and fanciful tales of griffins and centaurs. "|
|centaur||world||-108 B.C.E.||Leiber, Fritz. Swords Against Death in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1970); pg. 163.||"Green walls of leaves pressed in on either side. The heat was considerable, but not oppressive. It brought to mind thoughts of satyrs and centaurs dozing in hidden glades. "|
|centaur||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 22.||"In the absence of indigenous horses, both the Aztecs and the Incas interpreted the mounted conquistador as one animal--a kind of two-headed centaur. "|
|centaur||world||1980||Zelazny, Roger. Changeling. New York: Ace (1980); pg. 2.||Pg. 2: "Below, a line of light crossed the path of the attackers, and flames grew upward from it to wave before them. The men fell back, but the centaur archers stood their ground and unleashed a flight of arrows in his direction. "; Pg. 149: "'They're gone! More of that magic, I suppose. That damned centaur had something to do with it! Bring me a centaur!' "; Pg. 218: "A purple strand settled near him, its farther end passing across the centaur's shoulder. He willed that it came into contact with his fingertips. It passed behind him, and shortly he felt a tingling in his left hand. His fingers twisted. There came a familiar sensation of power.
'Look at me,' he said.
The centaur turned.
'What do you want?'
...The centaur's gaze grew distant. His breathing slowed. He began to sway. " [Other refs., not in DB, including several illustrations showing centaurs.]
|centaur||world||2000||Cadnum, Michael. "Bite the Hand " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 269.||[Story introduction by Datlow.] "The creature in 'Bite the Hand' is a centaur (this is not giving anything away), and myths about centaurs date back to pre-Homeric times. While Chiron was a famously wise centaur who could practice medicine, most centaurs were thought to be wild and over-fond of wine, and prone to rape and generally impulsive behavior. "|
|centaur||world||2000||Cadnum, Michael. "Bite the Hand " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 269-270.|| "The customs declaration read: mummified specimen.
...It was half horse, half man, no question. A centaur, found by one of the curiosity merchants Raymond e-mails, 'the last one of its kind.'
Raymond had to see the desiccated manikin mounted in a bell jar, so the department chairperson and visiting scholars could peer at it and say, 'I thought they were mythical' during brunch the following Sunday.
Both man-front and horse-rear were midget. The medical school sent its department vice-director over to look for sutures and tell-tale joiner's glue, but this was real, a man's upper body and a stallion's nether, and all I could keep murmuring was, 'Isn't it a marvel?' " [Entire story is about this centaur. Other refs. not in DB.]
|centaur||world||2000||Park, Severna. "The Peaceable Kingdom " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 362.|| "The bodies of the men and women and cavorting children emerged from where the horse's necks should have been. The riders and the horses were one being. Centaurs he thought in utter astonishment and stared until the herd was well behind them and his neck hurt from twisting at such an awkward angle.
'I just saw centaurs,' he said to Rau, who just nodded like this was nothing worth commenting on. " [More.]
|centaur||world||2437||Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 94.||"They skidded around a corner into a shrieking mob of post-operative patients, bird men with fluttering wings, mermaids..., hermaphrodites, giants, pygmies, two-headed twins, centaurs, and a mewling sphinx. "|
|centaur||world||2700||Niven, Larry. "Neutron Star " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1966); pg. 547.||[Year estimated] "I can't blame them for staring. A number of aliens were in the store, mainly shopping for souvenirs, but they were staring too. A puppeteer is unique. Imagine a headless, three-legged centaur wearing two Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent puppets on his arms... "|
|centaur||Xanth||1993||Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 25.|| "'...This is one of my liabilities: I do not know very much about human weapons, or how to use them. If you wish to exchange me for a Companion who does, such as Horace Centaur--'
'No thanks. I'll try to make do on my own.' "
|centaur||Xanth||1993||Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 26.||"Nada Naga had just left, being chosen as a Companion by a Mundane Player. That left the Demoness Metria, the skeleton Marrow Bones, the zombie Horace Centaur, and the polite Goody goblin. " [Also, pg. 108.]|
|centaur||Xanth||1993||Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 68.||"I thought the Siren stopped her music, Kim said, perplexed. 'I read how Chester Centaur destroyed her instrument, where the magic was.' "|
|centaur||Xanth||1993||Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 159.|| "They came to a centaur range. Kim could tell, because the path widened an was beaten down by hooves. Soon a male centaur galloped by. He was an impressive figure of horse and man, with a large bow and a quiver of arrows. Centaurs were notorious for their marksmanship; they could score on anything they fired at. 'Who are you to intrude on our range?' he demanded. He seemed to have a slight speech defect.
There was something familiar about him. Then she identified it: he was Horace, the zombie centaur. One of the prospective Companions. Since he hadn't been chosen, he was now on backup duty, as Jenny and Nada would have been had they not been chosen. So he was in costume, his zombie nature concealed. She was sure it was him, regardless...
'If you come in peace, you are welcome to spend the night in our village,' Horace said.
...Kim was relieved; centaurs were bad enemies and good friends, and there would be no need to fear... " [More about centaurs, not in DB.]
|cetacean||Antarctica||1999||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 344.||"...the Land of the Whale-Killers. " [Many refs. to the Whale-Killers, pg. 344-345.]|
|cetacean||Arizona||1996||Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 14.||Pg. 14: "The airship's whale-shaped shadow... "; Pg. 114: "The leviathans of the air reminded Bushell of the great whales of the Pacific... "|
|cetacean||Australia||1995||Ing, Dean. "Liquid Assets " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1979); pg. 110.||[Extensive refs. to dolphins, whales, cetaceans throughout story, pg. 109-127.]|
|cetacean||Australia||2287||Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 8.|| "This last day of his leave, the Vulcan had come to observe George and Gracie--the two humpback whales the Enterprise had transported through time from the twentieth century--in their home at the New Cetacean Institute, off Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Other considerations aside, Spock was fascinated by these extraordinary leviathans, who had not their like in Vulcan's shallow, turbulent oceans...
And then, suddenly, there was whalesong: it held no cadence or melody that Vulcan or human ears could recognize as such, and yet the 'feel' of the sound, despite all the logical objections Spock's mind automatically raised, was that of a song. " [Many other refs. to whales throughout novel, not in DB.]
|cetacean||California||1966||Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 31.||"The canoe sailed into the dark mouth of the whale. " [At Disneyland.]|