The belief in witches is a topic that is inevitably associated with superstition – but very few think of a connection with the butterfly and its word origin. According to medieval superstitions, witches turned into butterflies at night to spoil or steal cream or milk. Schmetten, Schmette (Slav. Smetana) is the old east/central German word of Slavic origin for sour cream or butter.
Lily takes her roots from the theme of chimeras and didones, a family used in entomology and botany books. An exquisite corpse of typographic families and testifying to the chimeric aspect of the fusion ligature of two letters.