[Christine’s Halloween Monster and Faery List]

Death Omens 6

Cu Sìth (Faery Dogs)

(pron. coo-shee) Ireland and Scottish Highlands. Dark green faery dog with light green paws that keeps watch on the hills. Treads silently, but if you hear him bark three times it predicts doom. (13)

Dullahan, Dallachán (Blind One) Dall Dulled (Blind Shape) Dalldav ap Cunyn Côv, Dalldaf ap Cimin Côf (Blind, Stubborn Born) Dui Dall (Blind Diety) Dall Glic (Wise Blind One) Dálach, Dalaigh, Daly (Surrounded by Many) Dallis, Dalys, Dallas, Dallieass (From the Waterfall) Dealaich, Deligim, Déltos (Separation, Split, Part) Dalán-dé, Dealan-dé (God’s Fire, Butterfly) Gan Ceann (Without A Head) Gánconâgh, Gancanagh, Geancanogh, Gean-Cannah, Gean-Cânach (The Love Talker)

(pron. dal-AWN, DAW-lach, DOWL) D’yeree-in-Dowan: The End of the World is where the Dall Glic: Wise Blind Man says a bottle of water is that can cure the Irish King of Connacht’s sore foot. His son Eochu Garb: The Rough married Tailtu: Diadem, ruler of Magh Mhór: Plain of the Dead Men. In Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain: Coll: Hazel’s oracular pig Hen Wen: Ancient White lives with him at Caer Dallben: Castle of the Blind Peak. As the Dullahan he is a headless man who comes down from the skies driving a cóiste bodhar: black coach with two black headless horses to collect souls of the dead A bean-sí sometimes accompanies him. He throws blood if you open your door. Can avoid death by wearing gold. Love Talker: Black-eyed, pipe smoking faery who seduces women walking alone in the wilderness so they pine away for him and die. He is described as being a diminutive being of the same tribe as the leprechaun inhabiting lonesome valleys with a ken for milkmaids & shepherdesses. Whoever was known to have ruined his fortune by devotion to the fair sex was said to have met a gean-cânach. In the Royal Irish Academy 23/E. 13 MS poem there is the shiagh: fairy host, wearing plaids & bonnets, like Highlanders with a hunt sweeping with great rapidity through half Ireland. The poem ends with the line- S gur shiubhail me na cûig cúig cûige's gan fúm acht buachallân buidhe: And I travelled the 5 provinces with nothing under me but a yellow bohalawn: rag-weed. Rag-weed is a plant used for levitation. (11:2, 13, 20, 26) As Dul-Dana he is an Ollamh who informed Eochaidh Airemh: Radiant Ploughman that Étain: Emerald Goddess had been abducted by the god Midir: Wren. Poet of Leinster who lost the title for chief philosopher of Ireland against the swineherd Marbán. He is of the Tuátha dé Danann. Dealan-dé is the phenomenon observed by shirling a stick lighted at the end. Apparently the meaning is God’s Fire (8, 30, 24, 55, 57, 58, 63, 73, 75, 80)
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