The making of such arrow-heads demanded far more
patience and skill than the simple willow-leaf and elder-leaf points, and would
be less effective in hunting or fighting. They must have been ceremonial in
function and were undoubtedly bathed in mana. As we look back in recorded
history, our toad or tad emerges from the Anglo-Saxon world as the venomous
helpmeet of sorcerers. The very name of the creature, tousec or tosca
or taxe, is redolent with poison, potent with mana.
Down through the Middle
Ages and into modern times the toad was still freighted with this primitive
cargo of evil. Tosca and taxe may have contributed to the shaping of our words
toad and tad. As we said before, the etymology of toad is unknown. We
must consider the possibility that, by steps that may forever remain obscure,
the Anglo-Saxon words come down to us in toad and tad by lineal descent.
The irregular mutation of -sc- and -x- into d could have been a euphemistic
substitution. EDIBLE TOADSTOOLS was the caption used by the great Times on September 29,
1943, in reporting one of these talks. Could a more uninviting headline be
devised Things that are merely edible may be scarcely palatable, and toadstools
by the innermost meaning of the word are unfit for the table. Had a Russian
been charged with editing that news item, he would have enticed his readers
with some such headline as WILD MUSHROOMS IN FINE COOKERY.
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