I love origins. So while working on the sequel to BRITTLE, I came across this little tidbit, related to the book I just finished, Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. (That book - <3 - tells of a great storyteller whose 'input pipe' ( from the Story Stream) has been shut off by a magical plumber-type being from another world, and his son's great journey to a world beyond the moon in order to get it open again.
Anyway, while reading about the jnun (djinn, "genies") of North Africa, I started reading about some of the greatest jnun and came across this: "The most popular (jnun) are Haroun and Harouna -- two Jewish names -- aquatic monsters that live in the Sebou." The Sebou is a river in northern Morocco.
Yeah I'm a geek. Haha LUVIN IT