I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The word 'Villian'

This is a fact my friend Swarna/El gave me-

By the way, do you know the origin of the word "villain" ? In ancient Latin, 'ville' stood for a small habitat -- what we call today a village. the church hated the village people, because most of them didn't follow Christianity, but old pagan religion or sorts of nature-worship, like gypsies. So the church said, "all who lives in the villages [ville] are wicked and enemy of whatever good and faith" and so all "villain" [meaning one who lives in a ville] are bad people. So we still now kill the villains.

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