On the House of Night series
Behind the House of Night Names
What’s in a name? Well, after reading how P.C. Cast discovered and wove the
Cruithne myths into her tales, you now know that much time and research has
gone into creating the intricate plotlines of the House of Night novels. The
same is true for the names of the characters.
Below is an appendix of the more intriguing names in the series. You won’t
find everyone’s here; with some names, like Heath Luck or Erik Night, what
you see is what you get. But for others, we’ve untangled the historical, mythological,
and pop culture ties–intentional and incidental–that give these
characters’ monikers a little extra magic.
Zoey (Greek) life; Redbird in Cherokee myth, the Redbird is the
daughter of the Sun
In the House of Night . . .
Redbird.” Redbird is also the last name of Zoey’s grandmother Sylvia, and
when Zoey enters the House of Night, she takes this name as her own.
In mythology . . .
of Earth could look upon her brother the Moon
without squinting, the Sun sent down a vicious heat wave to kill them.
her, the people sent two snakes to attack the Sun during her daily visit
daughter’s house in the middle of the sky. The copperhead snake failed,
but the rattlesnake, overly eager to complete the task, accidentally
struck the Sun’s
daughter and killed her. Grieved, the …
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