Connect-calls from Saiwalō


Sáivu (North Sami):
1. Otherworld
2. Lake with double bottom leading to The Otherworld.
Etymology: From Proto-Germanic saiwaz — "sea".

Sjø (Norwegian)
Etymology: From Proto-Germanic *Saiwaz —

Sjel (Norwegian):
Soul, spirit
Etymology: From Proto-Germanic *Saiwalō — “Pertaining to the sea”

Personally, I have always felt incompetent in anything that had to do with ocean venture and the sea. As by some aversion that I am not particularly proud of. This shame is warranted by the fact that I come from a maritime family. It was only in recent years that I began to better comprehend, through maturity, and partially by prolonged separation from direct expose to the sea, how I feel when I am out in the open waters of the West-Norwegian coast — or any vast body of water, for that matter. I misunderstood the incongruous emotions I thought I had, and understood that emotions were not disinterest, but some sort of subordinate attraction,

One night I had a frightful dream in which I met my grandmother under the sea. She lived in a phosphorescent palace of many terraces, with gardens of strange leprous corals and grotesque brachiate efflorescences, and welcomed me with a warmth that may have been sardonic. She had changed—as those who take to the water change—and told me she had never died. Instead, she had gone to a spot her dead son had learned about, and had leaped to a realm whose wonders . . . This was to be my realm, too—I could not escape it. I would never die, but would live with those who had lived since before man ever walked the earth.
— H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow over Innsmouth