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Chapter 7 Una, Fairy Queen of Tipperary

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

The last of the named Irish fairy Queens that we are going to look at in detail is Una, although there are of course more than the few I have presented here. I would encourage people to explore more of the folklore on your own if you feel like you still haven’t found a particular

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Chapter 6 – Cliodhna

May 24th, 2018 | By

Clíodhna – Fairy Queen and Bean Sí   Clíodhna (old Irish Clíodna – pronounced KLEEuhn-uh) is a Fairy Queen and is also sometimes counted among the Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland. The meaning of her name is uncertain but may be ‘the territorial one’, likely reflecting her earlier role as a sovereignty Goddess associated with

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Chapter 5 – Aoibheall

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The next named Fairy Queen we’re going to look at is Aoibheall, who is also found in the southwest of Ireland like Áine. She is a more obscure Fairy Queen but her folklore goes back to at least the 11th century. She is found in Clare and some of the surrounding areas, and like so

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Chapter 4 – Áine

Mar 24th, 2018 | By

Now that we have looked at the Queens of the Seelie and Unseelie Court let’s turn our attention to the Fairy Queens elsewhere. While the model of the two courts can be very useful it is something we only see in Scotland; when we look at the Queens in Ireland we find more subtlety and

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Chapter 3 – Nicnevin

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

Having met the Queen of Elfland in the previous chapter, now let’s take a look at Nicnevin who some say is the Queen of the Unseelie Court. The Unseelie are the less benevolent and more dangerous court, but Nicnevin is also strongly associated with witches and besides her title of Queen of the Unseelie she

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Chapter 2: Meeting the Queen of Elfland

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

Chapter 2 The Queen of Elfland Now that we’ve gotten a basic idea of the etiquette and navigating Fairy, and have met and gotten to know our guide, it’s time to start looking at meeting the Queens themselves. We will take our time with this and from here on out each individual chapter will be

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Supplement – Travelling in Fairy with a Disability

Jan 7th, 2018 | By

After my last chapter was posted I received an excellent question, on a topic relating to Journeying that hadn’t been covered but which really does need to be discussed. Niniann asked how a person’s physical state in our world, specifically physical limitations, effects travelling in Fairy and if that could be a concern as we

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Chapter 1 – Navigating Elfland: Hierarchy among the Good People

Dec 27th, 2017 | By

In the Introduction we looked at some basic tips for approaching and dealing with fairies, which is an essential starting point. The next step, before we get into actually learning about and meeting each Queen, is to get an idea of Fairy itself and how things generally are among the Good People. While the etiquette

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Fairy Queens – Introduction

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first installment of my new work in-progress ‘Pagan Portals Fairy Queens’.  This month I’ll be sharing the introduction to the new book, where we get to know the concept behind ‘Fairy Queens’, cover some basic etiquette for dealing with fey royalty, and share a basic journey to meet with

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Pagan Portals Fairy Queens

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

Hello everyone, I am blogging a work in progress called Pagan Portals Fairy Queens which will appear here once a month. I’ll be posting a chapter at a time as the book is written and am open to reader feedback and suggestion as I go along. At the end of a year when the book is

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