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Old January 4 2013, 12:17 PM   #136
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Re: The Impossible Girl: Who IS Clara Oswin Oswald?!?

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For what it's worth her name, Oswin, means God's friend and Oswald, God's power. What of Vastra's comment that perhaps the universe does make bargains?

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Oswin

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Oswald
Going a little further, Clara can mean bright. Of interesting note, the Benu or Bennu Bird's name in Egyptian mythology means bright or shining. The Benu Bird resurects itself after death, like the phoenix and our Clara seemingly. Also, in the Book of the dead the Benu Bird describes itself thus, “I am the Bennu bird, the Heart-Soul of Ra, the Guide of the Gods to the Tuat.” The Heart-Soul of Ra might be a fanciful way to look at Clara's other names described earlier, Oswin Oswald.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benu
http://www.egyptianmyths.net/phoenix.htm

So, could Clara's story be some kind of Phoenix, or inspired by the legends of such?
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