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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Irish Fae

The Irish Fae world includes the Tuatha De Danann, who were the "gods and not-gods" (in Irish: de agus ande) of early Ireland. The Tuatha De Danann were--and are--real people, or perhaps "beings" is a better word. They were also biologically compatible with humans. They married into the (very human) Milesians and had children when the Milesians conquered Ireland. (This history is documented in many ancient sources, including The Annals of the Four Masters, one of Ireland's earliest written histories, transcribed by monks.

The Milesians were the people who populated modern Ireland. Their surnames are the ones that start with O' and Mac. As times changed, the Irish emigrated to other countries, and dropped these letters from their name. For example, O'Baoighill became O'Boyle and then simply Boyle. Murphy was O'Murchadha and Sullivan was O'Suileabhain, and the list goes on.

If you have Irish ancestry, and your Irish ancestors lived in Ireland for at least three generations then you may have Milesian blood in your veins. This means you probably have Fae ancestry. If you could trace your heritage back far enough, you'd get to the Milesian ancestor who married one of the Tuatha de Danann, and you'd actually have the name of your faerie ancestor.

If you're a FitzGerald from the Limerick area, the process may be a lot easier. Lord Desmond, the third Earl of Desmond, married the Tuatha De Danann goddess, Aine. Their son, Gerald, fourth Earl of Desmond, is still seen riding from Lough Gur every seven years when the lake is dry.

1 comment:

  1. i know i have Irish heritage but how do i trace my family ancestry back to find out what ancestors i have?

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Dark Fae

Legend of old tell of a time when faeries would gather once a year on the Summer Solstice. During this time, there was much merriment that only lasted for that one night. Journal accounts from humans who escaped a lifetime of servitude to the Fae. These people record these events as being held in various woods that were near a magickal place for the Fae . Some say Stonehenge is a portal for the Fae, just as other naturally magickal places on the planet draw pagans.

The blazing fire warmed the air with music and dancing on the edges. The faeries wore their finest clothes and danced until dawn. Though, this wasn't the same as a human gathering. These private gatherings should never be viewed by humans, but sometimes humans stumbled into the wrong place at the wrong time.

The power and magic that surrounded these events were too much for a human. Instruments played music in a frequency the normal human ear could never hear. Once caught, these unfortunate humans remained in the fairy plane of existence. One can only imagine what they experienced that others could never conceive. Writings tell of the Fae binding the human into service and watched as they lost most of their humanity. The humans couldn't smell anymore, didn't eat regular food, and could not escape the Fae life. The Fae never aged, and neither did humans.