Serial: What's in a name?


Under the Sea

Upon reflection of my favorite villains and villainesses, it has occurred to me that their names are particularly interesting.

For example, taking my big three, we have Ursula, Maleficent, and Jafar (it is a rather close race between Jafar and Hook, so my favorite captain might make an appearance).

To begin, looking at the most devilish sea witch in the world, Ursula should be a bear.

Yes, I know, that’s a rather odd leap to make. But here it is, in Latin the word Ursa means bear. You probably figured that out from the sentence above, but I find it interesting to note here. “Little Female Bear” does not sound all that fearsome, though from the natural history channel we know that mother bears are fiercely protective of their cubs. If you played “rather this or that” with “this