“… Earth does such things to itself: furrowing, cracking apart, bursting into flame. It rips openings in itself, which it struggles (or not) to skin over. The moon doesn’t care about its own craters and bruises. Only we can regret the perishing of the burned place. Only we could call it a wound.” — MARGARET ATWOOD, FROM ‘A FIRE PLACE’, MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE
In Etruscan mythology, Leinth is the Goddess of Death, whose name means "Old Age" or "Old Woman". In art, she was portrayed with the face veiled. Leinth's name is related to many gloomy words in Etruscan, such as leine, "to die"; leinie, "dead" or "inert"; another more literal meaning of Her name is "She Who Stops". Despite Her name She is depicted as a young Goddess.