Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Origin of the Name Dragonfly

Many of us are fascinated by dragonflies. I thought it might be interesting to discover the origin of the name of this delicate insect. The name came from a Romanian folktale about a St. George's horse that was turned into a giant fly by the devil. Apparently the Romanians referred to this horse as Devil's Horse or Devil's Fly. The Romanian translation for devil is "drac" which also means dragon. The theory is that when translated to English the word evolved to dragonfly.

Nonetheless, this much beloved insect is a favorite of many people. Jonquil of Thumelinacreations has created some lovely jewelry pieces with dragonflies. as you can see. Pay a visit to her store and her blog for some lovely jewelry pieces.

Thumbelina Creations

Please stop by to visit the charming shop of Thumbelina Creations. You can read her bio below:

"Jonquil Thiessen is a stay-at-home mom of three boys who loves to be creative in many different ways. She loves to sing, knit, crochet, draw, scrapbook, write music, and make jewelry. She would feel lost if she wasn't able to be creative.She started young, singing in church and at weddings at three years old. Music and art have always been her passion. She took art classes and music lessons all through school and college. During college, she met her husband, Keith. They have been married for almost ten years. He also enjoys music and encourages her to further her interests. (Or maybe he justs puts up with it.)He does say sometimes that she has too many hobbies.Jonquil's favorite medium is ... well ... It's hard to pick a favorite. She likes jewelry, but is considering opening a knitting store as well.She has tried to pass on her passion to her boys, but as you may know, little boys do not have a long attention span. Some of the boys are off to school know, so she has a little more time to focus on her art.Her main priority is her family. Etsy has become a valuable method of continuing with her art and still being able to love and take care of her family."