Malacandrian Names

Hrossa

The Hrossa are black, 6' - 7' high penguin/otter/seal/stoat-like creatures that Ransom encounters on Malacandra (Mars). They live in the warm handramits (canyons or canals) and grow yellow, orange, and blue food. They also fish. They are the sailors of Malacandra and engage in trade for foodstuffs. They live in villages with beehive-shaped homes and use stone tools. They are the poets and singers of Malacandra. All hnau or intelligent species have adopted the language of the Hrossa as a lingua franca for Malacandra. The Hrossa have "furry" names."

Female Hrossa Names

Hleri - Hyoi's wife
Hrikki - A young Hross who sees one of the Eldila

Male Hrossa Names

Hlithnahi - A Hrossian name, gender unspecified, p. 114.
Hnihi - A Hrossian name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Hnoh - A Hrossian name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Hnohra - Old Hnohra taught Ransom the language. Hnohra's gender is not specified.
Hrinha - A Hross in Meldilorn.
Hyoi - The Hross who found Ransom north of the handramit or canal.
Whin - A hunter

Pfifltriggi

The Pfifltriggi are frog-like creatures who lives in the old ocean bottoms of Malacandra. These ocean bottoms are now lowland forests. The Pfifltriggi are miners for sun's blood (gold) and star's milk (silver). They also like to make things but only if they are difficult to make.

Male Pfifltriggi Names

Kalakaperi - A Pfifltriggi name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Kanakaberaka - The Pfifltrigg who talks to Ransom
Parakataru - A Pfifltriggi name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Tafalakeruf - A Pfifltriggi name, gender unspecified, p. 114

Seroni (Sorns)

The Seroni live in the harandra or the Martian surface. They actually live in caves just below the harandra. They are more solitary than the Hrossa. They are herders and they make cheese. They are the thinkers and scholars of the planet who are in communication with Oyarsa. They use technology that they have devised and that the Pfifltriggi have built for them. For example, they devised the oxygen masks and the Pfifltriggi built them. The Seroni are tall, white, giants with droopy faces. The Seroni have "big-sounding" names.

Male Seroni (Sorn) Names

Arkal - A Seroni name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Augray - The Sorn who helps Ransom
Belmo - A Seroni name, gender unspecified, p. 114
Falmay - A Seroni name, gender unspecified, p. 114

Sources:

Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis.


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