The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries: The Recorded Fairy-Faith: Chapter IV. People of the Goddess Dana

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries: The Recorded Fairy-Faith: Chapter IV. People of the Goddess Dana: “In the Book of Leinster 1 the poem of Eochaid records that the Tuatha De Danann, the conquerors of the Fir-Bolgs, were hosts of siabra; and siabra is an Old Irish word meaning fairies, sprites, or ghosts. The word fairies is appropriate if restricted to mean fairies like the modern ‘gentry’; but the word ghosts is inappropriate, because our evidence shows that the only relation the Sidhe or real Fairies hold to ghosts is a superficial one, the Sidhe and ghosts being alike only in respect to invisibility.”

Hey, after reading the Merry Gentry series by LKH, all this sounds so familiar. I really wonder how much research one must do to write a book like that.

Anyway, this quote is from the ITSA internet sacred text archive. I love that place. Wish I could spend more time there. Thanks to my Pocket PC, I can take the pages with me, but I always for get to read them.

Truth be told, the above quote was inserted simply to test my new “Blog this!” button. *sigh*

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~ by merialiss on July 15, 2004.

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