Friday’s answers

Andrei and J Bloggs posed the questions, for which they get my thanks.

If they stumped us all they can claim a virtual round of Whitestone Windsor Blue by leaving the answers below.

4 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. andrei says:

    (1) What does German Nachthexen translate to in English?

    Night Witches

    (2) Who were German soldiers in WW2 referring to when they used this term?

    The female aviators who flew with the 588th Night Bomber Regiment (later 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment) who helped make the Nazi invaders lives a misery on the Eastern front with their low tech planes.

    Very interesting stuff

    (3) Which Shakespeare play begins with three witches?

    Macbeth

    (4) Who was the Witch of Endor and where would you read about her?

    The Witch of Endor was consulted by King Saul after the death of Samuel to rouse him from the dead (according to the Fathers she raised a demon which misled him)

    This is found in 1 Samuel 28 (1 Kingdoms 28)

    (5) What was the TV show which had a supporting character whose name was derived from that of the witch in Q4 and how was that name rendered?

    Bewitched of course and the character’s name was Endora (not Andora)

    Can I claim the prize on a misspelling?

  2. homepaddock says:

    “Can I claim the prize on a misspelling?” – Definitely. Enjoy the virtual cheese – it’s particularly good with asparagus in a roulade or on fresh bread to make asparagus rolls.

  3. J Bloggs says:

    1) Which legendary spook appears in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

    The Headless Horseman (The jack’o lantern as a replacement head makes an appearance in the Disney retelling of the tale)

    2) Which villian’s first literary appearence was in The String of Pearls?

    Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    3) Who wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

    Robert Loius Stevenson

    4) Which book was supposedly written by “The Mad Arab, Abdul Alrazhad”, and whose literary creations were they?

    The Necromonicon – Both this and its author were the creations of H. P. Lovecraft

    5) In the traditional Scottish Prayer , what is the Good Lord to deliver us from?

    Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-legged Beasties, And things that go BUMP in the night

  4. J Bloggs says:

    Bah – that should be “Necronomicon”

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