Gaddr, Gädda, Ged

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This is a photo I took today of a pike in a Manchester canal.

Before spotting the pike I’d been reading ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’, in which the main character’s ‘true name’ is Ged. According to Wikipedia an old English name for pike is "ged". A nice coincidence.

Many years ago I got to eat some pike caught in a Warwickshire river, cooked with lemon juice. It tasted like river mud with lemon juice.

(I’ve just remembered how much sewage ended up in that river. Bleugh.)