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Mélusine

(mālüzēn`) or

Melusina

(mĕlyo͝osē`nä), in French legend, a fairy who changed into a serpent from the waist down every Saturday. She married a mortal, Count Raymond, said to be the ancestor of the house of Lusignan, and made him promise never to visit her on that day. When he broke his agreement and discovered her secret, she fled. The Mélusine story has many parallels in Europe and Asia.
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The film is being produced by Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Melusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation and supported by the BFI, BBC, Film Fund Luxembourg, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government.
Earlier we had relished a refreshing Fair Melusine overture (how on earth could the anti-Semite Wagner bring himself to pinch these Rhinegold bubblings from a Jewish composer?
Starring Leigh Lezark, Alexandra Richards, Genevieve Jones and Princess Melusine Ruspoli
The place of women's literature on the side of magic allots them with many shapes (Saunders 2007: 39-40), either as witches, such as Morgan Le Fay, monsters, such as Melusine from the Romans of Partenay de Lusingen, eerie lovers like the fairy Tryamour of Sir Launfal, (11) or shape-shifting loathly ladies such as Dame Ragnelle.
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Theodore Kerkezos Larnaca Nicosia Ballade Cretan Concertino Ballade Cretan Concertino Sonatina Die schoene Melusine (The fair Melusina) Symphony in D major Symphony in D major will pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, with an evening concert series in Larnaca and Nicosia on April 10 and 11.
Silk plush top hats are often preferred to the modern equivalent - melusine fur - as melusine reflects the light in a different way, giving it a silvery, less black sheen.
Their topics include al-Sharif al-Idrisi on the plant life of the western Mediterranean, the privilege and predicament of the devotee in the Legiloque manuscript, the poetics of translation in Dante's Comedy, translating Julius Caesar, translation and transformation in John Lydgate's The Fall of Princes, chivalric romance and the marvelous in the Spanish Melusine (1489-1526), Byzantine Chronicles in Church Slavic, and Greek at the papal court during the Middle Ages.
When fun-loving King Tickle (David Redgrave) forgets to invite a Very Important Wizard to his daughter's christening, he unleashes a curse which even Fairy Melusine (Samantha Morris) can't undo.
Princess Aurora, Silly Billy, Dame Miriam, Fairy Melusine, Prince Roger and even King Tickle took time out of their hectic schedule to meet patients on the children's ward.
She talks (at times quite waspishly) about learning from and collaborating with Quirey, meeting other dance historians such as Melusine Wood, Cyril Beaumont, and Karl Heinz Taubert, and forming the Domenico Dance Ensemble, an early-dance company.
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup.
Starring: Kristen Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Frederic Pierrot A journalist living in Paris investigates a Second World War atrocity and along the way uncovers a shocking family secret.