This site has a great deal of information and examples. So I leave it to you to read / reread as time prements.
As we look at other sources later the commom threads should start to enterweave.
Some of you know I study Vodou, VooDoo HooDoo and Root work also.
More Powerfull Magick wisdome fro R.J.
Irish Fairy Beliefs: Interview with Folklorist Dr. Jenny Butler
I believe it not possibile to seperate the ancient Druidic World from the land's spirits gods goddesses Fae and many Otherkind. Nor should Neo-Druids, Druidic Celts (followers of Druid faiths) or any Pagan.
Also be sure to read:
A nice place to visit:
- http://www.irelandseye.com/animation/intro.html A fied guide to Irish Fae
Henge Key Terms:
The aos sí (Irish pronunciation: [iːs ˈʃiː], "ees shee", older form aes sídhe [eːs ˈʃiːðʲə]), "ays sheeth-uh") is the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same), comparable to the fairies or elves. They are said to live underground in fairy mounds, across the western sea, or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans. This world is described in the Book of Invasions (recorded in the Book of Leinster) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living. In the Irish language, aos sí means "people of the mounds" (the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe"). In Irish literature the people of the mounds are also called daoine sídhe [ˈdiːnʲə ˈʃiːə]; in Scottish mythology they are daoine sìth. They are variously said to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or goddesses and gods
"The Good Neighbors"
"The Fair Folk"
In Gaelic folklore
In Irish (Gaelic), the word "sf9 means "mounds" or "spirits of the
Mosty Irish terms.
Aes sídhe (old form) > means "people of the mounds"
Alba > Scotland
Aoibheall Pronunciation (EE-val) > the name of the queen of the northern fairiesleanbhan. AOIBHEALL OF CARRAIGH-LIATHCommonly known as "Aoibhinn the Beautiful" is queen of the northern fairies,as Cliodhna of Tonn-Cliodhna is queen of the southern. For furtherinformation on this interesting lady see Douglas Hyde's "Literary History ofIreland", also, Dr Joyce's "Irish Names of Places". Ref. 7
Aos Sí > Otherworld PeopleAos sí ; older form aes sídhe > means "people of the mounds"
Aos Si > collectively is the ancestral deities/powers , the Ancestors, the fae folk, and the land goddess, traditionally called Flaitheas, meaning Sovereignty
Béaloideas > FolkloreBeth-Luis-Nion > "Celtic tree calendar"
Cèud Mìle Fàilte > ~ 100,000 Welcomes to You
An Creideamh Sí > the indigenous Gaelic faery traditions, religion or faiths.
Creideamh > Religion
(Irish) Pronunciation, (Munster, Galway) IPA(key): [ˈcɾʲɛdʲəvˠ], (Mayo) IPA(key): [ˈcɾʲɛdʲuː], (Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈcɾʲɛdʲu]
Etymology From Old Irish creitem.
Noun :creideamh m (genitive singular creidimh, plural creidimh)
daoine sídhe (singular duine sídhe) > the people of the mounds In Irish literature [ˈdiːnʲə ˈʃiːə].
daoine sìth > the people of the mounds In in Scottish mythology .
na daoine maithe > the good people
na daoine uaisle > the gentry
Diadhachd ( Scottish Gaelic) > Noun, diadhachd f (genitive singular diadhachd, plural diadhachdan)
Meaning: religion, divinity, theology, deity godliness, piety, devotion deity, divinity
Éire > Ireland
Faery (added as just a good point to keep in mind. I perfer Fae. TDK > The spelling “faery” is intentional in this essay, to distinguish these land and water spirits of Ireland and other Celtic realms from the fantasy Fairy of entertainment and fiction. Author R. J. Stewart
Fáilte (Irish pronunciation:[ˈfɑːlʲtʲə]),Fàilte(ScottishGaelic:[faːltʲə]), andFailt(Manx:[faːlʲtʃ]) is a word meaning "welcome"
or Famine Spirit.
An Ghaeilge > The Irish Language
Lean-sa dlùth ri cliù do shìnnsear. > Keep closely to the ways of your ancestors. ~traditional Gàidhlig proverb
LGE Lebor Gabála Érenn (The Book of the Taking of Ireland) The Lebor Gabála became one of the most popular and influential works of early Irish literature. It is usually known in English as :
The Book of Invasions or
The Book of Conquests, and in Modern Irish as
Leabhar Gabhála Éireann or
Leabhar Gabhála na hÉireann.
from which cattle would be made to drink in the hope of preventing them
catching the deadly disease, murrain).
Seanchas > Irish Mythology
Si > In Irish (Gaelic), the word "sf9 means "mounds" or "spirits of the mounds
Sidhe > the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe"Siabra - (SHEE-vra) a prankster class of trooping fairies, also spelled Shefro or Siofra.
Siabhra > (anglicised as "sheevra")
Sheevra > The siabhra may be a type of these lesser spirits, prone to evil and mischief. However an Ulster folk song also uses "sheevra" simply to mean "spirit" or "fairy"
Slua sí > fairy host
Sluagh > The sluagh sídhe “the fairy host", is sometimes depicted in Irish and Scottish lore as a crowd of airborne spirits, perhaps the cursed, evil or restless dead.
tgyn>> I practice An Creideamh Sí, the indigenous Gaelic faery tradition, by building and maintaining sacred relations with the ancestral deities/powers collectively called the Aos Sí , the Ancestors, the fae folk, and the land goddess, traditionally called Flaitheas, meaning Sovereignty, as well as with other special Persons of Cascadia where I live, such as several nations of Tree People.
Some describe the Tradition as Celtic, as its languages and customs are, yet the Tradition also encompasses the great mounds which were built and used before Celtic languages were spoken by the Ancestors, and is observed today by those who do not presently speak Celtic languages. I will describe it as Indigenous, Ancestral, Gaelic, and Faery, meaning that it builds sacred relations with those non-human Persons and Nations said to reside in or be intimately connected with so-called otherworldly realms in the folklore, and derives from those original inhabitants who lived in/with the lands today known by the Gaelic names Éire and Alba, Ireland and Scotland respectively.