Attention fans of Andre Norton.


Hello Kind Folks,

I have an idea for a new project but I need help.

The Idea – a pronunciation guide for names, places and other terms in Andre’s work.

I often get asked, how do you pronounce this name or that place. And truthfully, I have no idea. Generally my spelling sucks. And lets face it, a lot of names and places Andre used are hard to pronounce, especially in the Witch World Saga. For those of you who think I’m nuts or just plain stupid, you are just the person I need.

I would like to send out a list of names, places or things (even the ones I can pronounce) and get people to do the grammatical notation of said word. I still have to create a list but it wouldn’t take to long using all the glossaries I’ve collected and posted on the website over the years. Then I would go through those glossaries and add the grammatical info to it.

And so – I’m looking for volunteers to help with said project. I really want several people to help so I can see what multiple people think of each word.  You can sign up by emailing me at

Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. Again I’m looking for volunteers for I can’t afford to pay you. I can however give you credit on the website. 



The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts


Races of Witch World

Green People


Those living in the Valley of Green Silences first appear in Three Against the Witch World.

Appearance: The color of a male or female from the Green Valley varies on both mood and time of day, and perhaps on the person that views them. The degree to which these changes manifest themselves vary from individual to individual, but all change to some degree.1 It appears to be a form of natural, defensive illusion they can dispel with concentration if they choose. Males have two short ivory horns on their heads like satyrs.

Living Area(s): The Valley of Green Silences, Escore.

Life Span: The life span of those in the Valley is unknown. They could live at least as long as the Old Race does, possibly even longer, and may actually be an offshoot of the Old Race.2

Power: Those of the Valley have a good deal of Power over growing, living things. They have a lot of wards around their valley and so are likely very skilled in that. The full extent of their possible Power is not mentioned.

Other: Those of the Valley live in 'houses' that are apparently grown. These structures are topped with blue-green feathers for thatch. The Valley is a stronghold for the Light in Escore but is not impenetrable. Their knowledge of the healing arts and uses of the healing mud pools is extensive. Their most common weapon is a short rod that produces a whip-like lash of Power that resembles lightning.

1. Dahaun is the most obvious or most extreme.
2. It is implied that Dahaun may be over a thousand years old as the Old Race in Estcarp remember her name as a legend.

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Formatted and Edited by Jay Watts ~ April, 2019

Copyright ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts
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