By Kim Schaefer
Sleek doesnt need to be hard-edged. Make a smooth assertion with those irresistibly comfortable, modern quilts outfitted from easy squares and rectangles.
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I will not dwell too long on this area but will draw your attention to more interesting parallels for consideration that may deepen your understanding of the nature of Faery. As David Rankine and Sorita D’Este point out in their excellent study The Cosmic Shekinah, “The Shekinah is the primordial light of creation, the heavenly glory of divine wisdom, and the inspiration for prophecy,” and this certainly seems relevant to the exploration of Faery. Not only are there the links we have already discussed with Faeries as beings of the light of the inner realm, but there is an interesting connection again with the gift of prophecy, which, as previously discussed, is one of the most constant gifts of Faery, particularly of Faery queens.
That’s because we don’t like obligation, as a society. Faery lore is filled with obligation. You are resident in this place or that place, and many, many successive generations of people have lived there before you. What is your obligation to these people who are most likely nameless? From their earliest appearances in story and lore, faeries have represented the nameless dead of the land. We have lineage ancestors whom we know, but then there are the—may I call them “landcestors”? These are the oldest spirits of place whose names are often forgotten but who still must be acknowledged.
Aynia, who is the Fairy Queen in Tyrone, is one form of Anu…” Katharine Briggs, The Fairies in Tradition and Literature For anyone used to the modern-day disempowered image of the tiny, childlike, winged fairy that lives in a mushroom or shyly hides behind a flower, it would seem quite a leap to suggest that many Faery beings were, or indeed are, gods. However, you do not need to delve very deeply into ancient tradition to discover that most of what are considered to be Faery kings and queens have also been worshipped as gods, nor indeed do you need to take many steps into their world to understand the power that they hold.