Question: Hey. I just realized. You named that Erwyn lullaby "midst fading light". And Calina means light. And now I am Sad.
Ah yes, join me in the “sad about elves” pit
There’s actually a lot of light symbolism with Erwyn and his family, sort of scattered across their names and relationships with Elvish culture and such. Calina’s name means “light,” but also specifically can refer to sunlight – meaning that she essentially named herself “Sunshine,” or “Sunny” in Elvish.
Conversely, their family name (though Erwyn has been using a different one during the campaign, except when compelled by truth spells), Isilmë, refers to moonlight, which is part of the reason Erwyn grew up hearing a lullaby that makes mention of the goddess Sehanín, a deity strongly associated with the moon – particularly the full moon. His family has significant cultural ties to her, which is a fact not unrelated to his mother’s gifts in divination and prophecy (another of Sehanín’s domains). Erwyn himself was born on the Winter Solstice, a day which, in years when it coincides with a full moon, marks the Elvish holiday of Hrívecala, or Winter’s Light, one of her holy days – and which is, of course the darkest day of the year.
(Yes, this makes Calina’s name essentially “Sunlight Moonlight,” yes, that is entirely on-brand for an elf and something that made sense for her)
In an other interesting piece of Elvish cultural trivia, Erwyn’s new-ish tunic has little embroidered crescent moon motifs around the sleeve, though the crescent moon is more associated with the deity Fenmarel – god of the lost, and one of the deities followed by Palava Natsendil, the cleric and one of the members of the Gatekeepers who has taken Erwyn under his wing – than Sehanín.
Which is to say: make of all that what you will. I sit on a hoard of secrets. c: