[Christine’s Halloween Monster and Faery List]

Queens: B

Belisama, Belyau, Belide (Radiance, Brilliance) Bella, Tout Belle, Isabelle, Ysabelle, Leisa Bèla, Isabella, Bélise, Belill, Arabella, Obela, Beilio, Bilo, Obila, Belica, Belina, Biela, Bielina, Beline, Belisia (Sacred Tree) §Bellona, Bellone, La Vielle, Sybil, Cybele, Cybèle (Crone) Bellicen, Bellicent, Belenë, Belinda (Head of Light) Cidlina, Surina, Litavis, Nabia, Navia (Creator) Beag (Small) Bec Fola (Small Dowry) Bega (Bee) Becca, Beccaz, Béchar, Béchat, Becque (Small)

Prière à Belisama
O Brillance de la lumière
Douce beauté
Qui inspire les rêves
Et console les âmes égarées.

Très Noble et Parfaite
Toi qui chante dans le rire des jeunes
Et qui réchauffe le coeur des anciens.

Etoile du matin
Grande Reine des Celtes,
Devant toi je m’incline,
Verse en mon coeur le Soleil
de ton Divin Sourire,
Rouge de la grande science qui illumine,
Qu’il emplisse mon âme
Afin qu’elle brûle de Ta Royauté Sacrée
Pour mieux te vénérer,
Verse en mon coeur
Ton calice de Souveraineté.
O Bélisama,
Awen !
– La tradition magique des Celtes Marc Questin

Prayer of Belisama
O Brillance of the Moon
Sweet Beauty
That inspires the dreams
And consoles the temporary lost souls
Very Noble and Perfect
You who sings in the laughter of the young
And who warms the heart of the ancients

Star of the Morning
Great Queen of the Celts
Before you I incline: bow down
Shed in my heart the Sun
Of your Divine Smile
Blood of great knowledge that illuminates
Which fills my soul
At the end (Afin) which she burns of Your Royal Sacredness
For me (pour mieux) your veneration
Before you in my heart
Your chalice of Sovereignty
O Bélisama
The Magical Tradition of the Celts Marc Questin

Mu wlfrech, Moelfrech,
Mu olfrech, Gwynfrech,
Pedair cae tonn-frech,
Yr hen wynebwen.
A’r las Geigen,
Gyda’r Tarw Gwyn
O lys y Brenin;
A’r llo du bach,
Syll ar y bach,
Dere dithau, yn iach adre!

Brindled cow, white speckled,
Spotted cow, bold freckled,
The four field sward mottled,
The old white-faced,
And the grey Geingen,
With the white Bull,
From the court of the King;
And the little black calf
Though suspended on the hook,
Come thou also, quite well home!
– Myddfai

(pron. bell-LEE-see-mah) Moon Goddess, love goddess, and underworld goddess who is the sister and lover of Sumerian Du'uzu the Pomegranate god. All trees are sacred to her. Goddess of light, muse of poetry, music and sovereignty who wears a dress made of silver and diamonds, diamond shoes, and a crown over her wavy ringleted hair that reaches to her feet. She owns a miraculous bracelet; and can be seen wearing a brooch, diadem of beaten gold and silken smock embroidered with gold. She is Queen of Lyonesse whose portal is at Penzance, Cornwall. Stretching under the sea of the Scilly Isles. The 7 Stones reef off Land’s End mark the site of one of the vanished towns, the City of Lions. Carrick luz en cuz: The Ancient Rock in the Wood is the name for St Michael’s Mount Island there. You can hear churchbells under the water when the weather is rough. Lyon, France is also known as Pays Lyonnais in French. She journeyed to the Immortal World and returned to see time had not passed. Fionn Mac Cumhail sought a drink from her sacred well of wisdom. Beag’s 3 daughters tried to stop him from drinking by throwing water on him, but some of the water went in his mouth and he gained wisdom. She rows on the lake in a golden boat with a golden scull. In Myddfai she rises from the lake and bara cras: barley bread offerings are made to her. [1 version she changes from a goose into a woman] She agrees to stay with shepherd Bron y Fedw: The Fisher King until she is given tri ergyá diachos: 3 causeless blows with iron. She dissappears with her 4 cows and 4 oxen into the lake after 3 blows. Dyffryn Safn yr Hwch: Valley of the Sow’s Mouth. At Dôl Howel she gives her son Rhiwallon her healing bag & knowledge of sacred plants. She is one of the Tylweth Teg: Fair Family,

 In the Yellow Dwarf : Her mother, Ygernêe, went to the court of the Faery of the Desert to find her a husband; bringing a cake of millet flour, sugar-candy, and crocodiles eggs. The Yellow Dwarf [hairless, long-eared, yellow-faced dwarf wearing a yellow coat & wooden shoes eating oranges from a tree] was bethrothed in exchange for the mother’s protection from hungry lions. Belisama violated her bond [ring of a single red hair placed on finger] by attempting to marry the King of the Gold Mines, who had arrived with gold in velvet bags studded with pearls. The Hag of the Desert; dressed in a black tafetta ruff, red velvet hood, ragged farthingale and snakes at her throat arrived on a winged griffon with 2 fire breathing basilisks. She turned the sun blood red, struck Belisama with her lance and allowed the Yellow Dwarf to abduct her to his castle of steel.
 The king was chained to a rock until he declared that he loved only the Faery of the Desert who changed into a beautiful woman and carried him off in her chariot of swans past the castle of steel to her emerald palace paved with ruby arches and walkways of diamonds. She let him wander by the brook and flowered meadow nearby. He met a mermaid who made his likeness out of enchanted seaweed, carried him to the castle of steel, and gave him a sword made of a single diamond. He battled 4 sphinxes, 6 dragons, and 24 garlanded nymphs only to be accused of adultry by Belisama. He threw himself at her feet, dropped the sword, and the Yellow Dwarf stabbed him. Belisama died of grief. The mermaid changed them into palm trees which grew together. The Mersey River is dedicated to her. She is Aine.

 In Arthurian legend she is Belide, Princess of France. In the Groac’h of the Isle of Lok she disguises herself as a young man and rescues Hoarn: Iron with the help of advice and a magic green suit made by Korandon.

Little staff of apple-tree,
Over the earth and over the sea,
Up in the air be guide to me,
Everywhere to wander free.

The swallow is less swift than the wind,
the wind is less swift than the lightning.
But you, my horse of Leon, if you love me,
must be swifter than them all.

As she drew near the pond she saw a great procession of fishes advancing to meet her, crying in hoarse tones: ‘This is our lord and master, who has saved us from the net of steel and the pot of gold!’
– The Groac’h of the Isle of Lok

La Cham des Bondons / La Vieille in Cévennes National Park, Lozère, France is her limestone. The menhir: phallus stone Grizac was carried by her and women rub their forhead against it for fertility. Combe of the Old Woman at Bouilland, Côte d’Or. France is spoken of by Frenchmen as La Belle France. Bells tolled Backwards is the tocsin of the French, first used as an alarm of fire, and subsequently for any uprising of the people.

 Saint Isabelle cured gum ulcers, blindness, and disease with medicine made from ground lizards. The oil from her tomb can cure and she gives milk to women who cannot breastfeed. She hid bread in her apron to feed the poor and when confronted by an angry king had hundreds of roses tumble onto the cobblestones. Visitors to St Clara’s New Monastery throw bouquets of roses onto her sanctuary. The year before her canonization, the Inquisition had two autos de fé in May where 12 nuns from Celas and Santa Ana, Portugal were condemned to the fire. Her sister is Saint Lucia. Her feast day is October 31st.
The Slavonic word bell: white and Latin bellus: beautiful are tied to her name. In classical mythology, the Sybilla were a class of prophetesses inspired by Apollo. Apollo shows up in French literature under the name Phoebus-Apollo. Places: Buschbell, Rhein, Bellinsula Vindelis: Belle-Isle-en-Mer, Munsterbilsen, Belgium, Montbéliard, Belem, Lisbon, Byrhonddu: Brecon, Wales, Bryn Bèla / Brymbèla: Bella’s Hill, Corwion, Wales, Belcastro, Italy, Kilbee, Scotland, Pointe de la Beccaz, Bornes, Le Béchar, Switzerland, La Becque promontory, Le Béchat, Valais.

 Belti: Babylonian goddess of the morning and evening star ‘star of Istar’; she descends, extinguishing all life, into the depths of the underworld, from which she is freed by Ea. – Liber Paganum. (64, 84, 180, 188, 207, 210, 256 § Roman form )

Sisters: Gráinne: Sun, Aine: Fire, Uaine: Green Life, Luaine: Moon, Milucradh: Hag of the Waters

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