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Queens: F

Brigit took the shape of a woman that has known hardship, & came to try them. Whose name is cried down the wind?
The name of Banba that was queen of this land.
Her name shall not be whirled into forgetfulness. I will put it on this land. My blessing on you, Stag with Golden Horns! Amergin gave away the First Name.
Brigit took the shape of a fierce beautiful queen that has lost a battle, & came again to try them. Name your asking.
I am Eriu, wife of Mac Grian, Son of the Sun, & I would have my name fastened on this land for ever.
I will put your name on this land: it shall be called Eriu. My blessing on you, Sun-Crested Eagle! Amergin gave away the Second Name.
Brigit took the form of an old wrinkled crone bent double with age, & came again to try them. She was gathering sticks. Brigit raised herself, & said: I was once a great queen, & I will take nothing less than a queen’s asking from you. What is your asking?
Let my name be on this land: I am Fiola.
I will put your name on this land: it shall be called Fiola. My blessing on you, Silver-Spotted Salmon of Knowledge! Amergin gave away the Third Name – Innisfail.

Although most religions revere the principles of harmony & order in the Universe, Discordianism can be interpreted as a recognition that disharmony & chaos are equally valid aspects of reality. The matron deity of Discordianism is Eris, the ancient Greek goddess of discord, whom the Romans identified their goddess Discordia. Aneristic Principle: With our concept making apparatus called mind we look at reality through the ideas-about-reality which our cultures give us. The ideas-about-reality are mistakenly labeled reality & unenlightened people are forever perplexed by the fact that other cultures see reality differently. It is only the ideas-about-reality which differ. We look at the world through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). Different philosophies use different grids. A culture is a group of people with rather similar grids. Through a window we view chaos, & relate it to the points on our grid, & thereby understand it. The Order is in the Grid.
Western philosophy is traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid, & amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account for all reality & will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be True. This is illusory. Some grids can be more useful than others, some more beautiful than others, some more pleasant than others, etc., but none can be more True than any other. The belief that order is true & disorder is false or somehow wrong is the Aneristic Illusion. The reverse is the Eristic Illusion Disorder is unrelated information viewed through some particular grid. Like relation, no-relation is a concept. Male, like female, is an idea about sex. To say that male-ness is absence of female-ness, or vice versa, is a matter of definition & metaphysically arbitrary. The point is that (little-t) truth is a matter of definition relative to the grid one is using at the moment, & that (capital-T) Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. Pick a grid, & through it some chaos appears ordered & some appears disordered. Pick another grid, & the same chaos will appear differently ordered & disordered. — Kerry Thornley: The Erisian Church

Fótla ní Fiachna, Fiola, Foltlaig ní Delbaeth (Earth) (pron. Fola, FOO-ha) She is a triple goddess of Ireland. Her sisters are Eiry: Snow and Banba: Land Unplowed for a Year (pron. awn-vwah) who is associated with magic pigs. She created the Feis: Triennial Parliament at Teamhair Ireland 8 centuries before Christ. She is 1 of the Túatha Cruithne: People of Wheat. who ruled Athfodla or Atholl and Gowrie, Scotland for 50 years. (47, 50)

Eriu, Aeruiu, Ariu, Ériu, Éire, Erí, Erin, Eleri, Eira, Eiry ní Delbaith, Meleri, Teleri verch Peul, Verseria, Éorann, Urith, Heiritha, Iwerydd, Iweridd, Ireland, Iaren, Irena, Eyre, Iarik (Snow of the Golden Hair) Yar Gallina (Young Hen) Berba, Eirênê ní Melantheia (Peace Daughter of Honey) Arial, Eiriol, Eirlys (Snowdrop) Iolar Móran, Ilur, Er, Eryr (Giant Eagle) §Eris Kallisti Discordia (Peace-For the Most Beautiful One-Chaos) (pron. Err-i-oo, AYR-a, AY-rah, AYR-ee, mel-AYR-ee, tel-AYR-ee, AYR-yol, AYR-lees) Earth goddess of fertility, fate, sovereignty and mother of Bres: Moon with the Fomorian God Elatha: Raven Knowledge. She has a magical feathered cloak that will turn 1 into a hawk. Her children are a race of winged manlike natures, which avoid contact with other races. They live on 2 islands and are birds the size of eagles and cranes. They are red with green heads. Their eggs are blue and crimson. ‘Tadhg’s men began eating the eggs, and on the moment feathers began to grow out on them. But they went bathing after that, and the feathers dropped off them again as quick as they came.’ She is controller of the western apple garden of immortality. After the Danaans revolted against Bres, Eri took him to the Fomorii court to seek aid to regain his throne. She can shift into crone, bird, or virgin hermit who was cut down with a scythe by female haymakers. A miraculous stream sprang up where she fell. In The Book of Invasions she is married to Mac Gréine: Son of Sun. Daughter of the god Bíle: Sacred Tree (others say Dagda: Good God, still others say Bile is her brother and Diguellious [father] Mynogen [mother]). The Cronicum Scotium says she is Cessair: Pollen.
  Her river is in Ceredigion. Children lay posies of flowers every 8th July at Chittlehampton Church in Devon after a procession to bless her holy well. She is seen with her cow. She is patroness of the royal seat of Uisnech Yr Wyddfa: The Chained Eagles of Snowdon Greek, eirênê: peace
 In Greece, Hesiod’s Works and Days 11–24, distinguishes 2 different goddesses named Eris: ‘For one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh Strife her honour due. But the other is the elder daughter of dark Night: Nyx, and the son of Cronus who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men’. Some have interpreted this passage as the creative forces of order and disorder.
The Grecian Eris is most famous in Homer’s Iliad. She is not invited to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, the parents of Achilles and she tosses the Apple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed Kallisti – ‘For the most beautiful one’, or ‘To the Prettiest One’ – into the fray provoking the Olympian goddesses Hera, Pallas: Wisdom Athena, and Aphrodite to fight over who is entitled to the apple. They attempt to bribe (P)aris, Prince of Troy, to choose one of them as the apple owner. Hera offers political power; Pallas Athene promises skill in battle; and Aphrodite tempts him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen: Sun, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. Paris awards the apple to Aphrodite. §Greek and Latin (107, 183, 189, 210).

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