Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 15:29:18 CDT
From: Erin McKean emm2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Ladybug Etymology?
Can any ADS-er help me out with sources for etymology/folklore
involving the ladybug and the Virgin Mary?
Somebody is bugging me (sorry, no pun intended) for some info
about this for a religious article. They figured out that
ladybug is "mariankaufer" in German and know that there's a story
in there somewhere...
any help gratefully received and deeply appreciated!
emm2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]midway.uchicago.edu
erin.mckean[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]harpercollins.com