One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘It is the story of the land of Kirthanin, a land created by Allfather and populated by humans, great bear, dragons, and windhovers, all of whom are devoted to Allfather.’
- ‘The windhovers do what Baroque art did: they use the sky as a metaphor and inspire sensation, awe and faith.’
- ‘Instead it is a favorite of morning, a little brown-grey falcon, called the windhover because, hurling itself headlong into the wind, it rides on the crest of that wind.’
- ‘It has also been called grasshopper hawk, killy hawk, house hawk, rusty-crowned falcon, and windhover.’
- ‘There is some question about the accuracy of these figures because it is possible that the windhovers migrate down to the lowlands in extreme winters.’
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