Elko is significant to my past.
Sappa is Pali for snake
Zappato can also mean beetle crusher.
The first shoe was sagebrush bark.
It is said that the wandering Jew who mocked Jesus was a shoemaker. Often elves are seen as shoemakers in European legend. To mock in Norse is Skoll.
A cordwainer (/ˈkɔːrdˌweɪnər/) is a shoemaker who makes new shoes from new leather. The cordwainer’s trade can be contrasted with the cobbler’s trade, according to a tradition in Britain that restricted cobblers to repairing shoes. This usage distinction is not universally observed, as the word cobbler is widely used for tradespersons who make or repair shoes.
The Oxford English Dictionary says that the word cordwainer is archaic, “still used in the names of guilds, for example, the Cordwainers’ Company“; but its definition of cobbler mentions only mending, reflecting the older distinction. Play 14 of the Chester Cycle was presented by the guild of corvisors or corvysors.[
The term cordwainer entered English as cordewaner(e), from the Anglo-Norman cordewaner (from Old French cordoanier, -ouanier, -uennier, etc.), and initially denoted a worker in cordwain or cordovan, the leather historically produced in Moorish Córdoba, Spain in the Middle Ages, as well as, more narrowly, a shoemaker. The earliest attestation in English is a reference to “Randolf se cordewan[ere]”, ca. 1100.
(Here we have another tie to Spain and possibly the Milesians)
From Proto-Italic *korwos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂wós, imitative of harsh sounds (compare Middle Irish crú, Lithuanian šárka (“magpie”), Serbo-Croatian svrȁka (“magpie”), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kórax), Old English hræfn), from *ḱer- (compare Latin crepō (“I creak, crack”), Sanskrit कृपते (kṛ́pate, “he laments, implores”)) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus).
- A raven; a bird associated with prophecy and sacred to Apollo.
- (nautical) A gangplank, used in Roman naval combat for boarding enemy ships
So that brings us to the “raven mockers” in the PC Cast books (wandering jew-shoemaker-corvus guild-raven). However, PC Cast states she derived the raven mockers from Cherokee legends about feared witches and wizards. When I looked up the term, the Wikipedia meaning said the raven mocker robbed dying me of their life. I could see if it meant soul, rebirth or gifts. Vampyre have something similar with absorbing back the abilities of hybrids. However, it would make no sense to rob a dying man of life if their life was over.
And is it the Raven that these witches are mocking?
In an article I found, these Raven mockers were known as man-killers. This is a similar term to what Aphrodite is called.
It also brings us to Apollo-an enemy of Aphrodite.
Most Gods and Goddesses are of the crow, with two exceptions, Bran and Odin.