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    Seeing Chalice and Blade (also metaphors for male and female reproductive organs) reminded me of something fascinating I read about entymology - "vagina"'s source comes from something that means the same thing as "sheath" - isn't that ugly?  A sheath is something that only has the purpose of housing a blade.  And "cunt" actually has a quite honorable entymology although I forget what it is, something about the name of a goddess.  The pagan goddess Cundrie, I believe?  I think it's another example of a positive-connotation pagan belief being turned into something negative by people doing things "in the name of Christianity".  Anyway, I've always thought it was interesting that those two words have kind of switched places over the centuries...

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