- A city of Hell, from _la Divina Commedia_. ([Dis] is the Latin spelling of a pre-Classical Roman name for
- the underworld and/or its ruler; the Italian form is [Dite].)
- Sibylla Plaza:
- From Latin [sibylla], an oracle, especially the Apollonian prophetess at Cumae. (The Italian is
- [sibilla].) A reference directly to Virgil's _Aeneid_, in which the Sibyl accompanies Aeneas through the
- underworld -- just as a version of Virgil later accompanied the narrator of the _Commedia_.
- Ezov Park:
- Hebrew אזוב, a plant mentioned in the Bible, plausibly [Hyssopus officinalis], but not definitely so.
- Harla Shire:
- Icelandic [harla], "very". Alternatively, named for the Harla people, an extinct ethnic group in (mostly)
- Somalia. Alternatively, named for Harlan County, Kentucky, setting of the recent TV series _Justified_.
- Alternatively, named for Harlan Ellison, noted SF author.
- Middle English [reȝol] "ruler, straight bar" + [ȝerd] "yard (unit of measurement)". I infer that a "yard"
- is now standardized as two cubits -- unless "league" was fixed and "cubit" was redefined to make a league a
- myriacubit, in which case a yard is now roughly 1.894 cubits. Alternatively, this paragraph is very silly.
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