You may read unfamiliar words in some of the stories. This page will define and describe them for you.
Please note this is a work in progress. (As are we all)
Geas is a form of vow that could be a gift or a curse (or both) It can involve prophecy. In the old stories, they were often placed upon heroes by women but often assumed willingly as well.
Hamadryads are Greek mythological beings who live in specific trees. If the tree dies, the specific individual hamadryad who lives in the tree dies as well. Names of Hamadryads: *Karya (walnut or hazelnut) *Balanos (oak) *Kraneia (dogwood) *Morea (mulberry) *Aigeiros (black poplar) *Ptelea (elm) *Ampelos (vines) *Syke (fig)
Sithich: a mischievous sprite of the Scottish Highlands. Historically associated with birth pains (and some reports of involvement in stealing babies) Have been denounced in the pulpit for the possession of deadly weapons.
Some of these quotes are from the books and some are from other authors or those who had something to say about the world of fae. I hope you enjoy them.
Some Of The Characters Include:
Daghdha: One of the Chieftains of the Tuatha De Danann, he is associated with fertility, agriculture, masculinity, and strength. Wearing a hooded cloak to hide his face, he has a magic staff or club (lorg anfaid) which can kill with one end and bring to life with the other, a cauldron which never runs empty, and a magic harp (Uaithne) which can control men’s emotions and change the seasons.
Mascha was a goddess of ancient Ireland associated with the province of Ulster and is one of three sisters known as “the three Morrigna” (one of whom slept with the Daghdha) Mascha is associated with the land, fertility, kingship, and war.
Scathach: a legendary Scottish warrior woman associated with the Isle of Skye where her fortress, Dunscaith Castle (the Fortress of Shadows) still stands. In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Scathach trained the legendary warrior Cú Chulainn.
The Red Tomb is the final resting place of the Lady of the Lake that will – at some unspecified date in the future – give her final peace.