Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Ard na Sidhe"

This small piece was inspired by the Fairy Folklore of Ireland and warrants a little explanation. There are many different aspects of Fairy lore in Celtic Ireland. Legend has it that the people of Tuatha Dé Danann retreated to an Otherworld after the Milesians came to Ireland and that they became known as Sidhe (pr. 'shee'). These beings became the Gods and Goddesses as well as Fairy Kings and Queens of the Celtic people in later times. Fairy Hills were believed to be the 'doorway' to the Otherworld.

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