[Christine’s Halloween Monster and Faery List]

Queens: G

Glas Gaibleann, Glasgavien (Blue Cow) Glas Gabhnach (The Green Stripper) Gormlaith ingen Flaind, Gormla, Gormley (Blue Princess Daughter of Lake Maiden) Gobnait, Gobnet (Smith) Iníon Buí (Bloom of Youth) Bandéithe Buí (Yellow Goddesses)

Tobar Gobnatan: Gobnet’s Well, Dún Chaoin, Kerry:
Tradition records that people came from the surrounding parishes and from the Blaskets to the pattern. Micheál Gaoithín recorded that there was formerly a fair on the Pattern day and that the drinking and selling went on for three days but that this finally ended due to clerical opposition. Gaoithín also tells us that one parish priest was very strongly opposed to the Pattern, this upset the locals who argued with him, he cursed the people of Dunquin and they responded by throwing him over a cliff!

Turas: Pilgrimage Cill Ghobnait: Gobnet’s Oak Church prayer:

Go mbeannaí Dia dhuit, a Ghobnait Naofa,
Go mbeannaí Muire faoi mar a bheannaím féin dhuit.
Is chughatsa a thána ag gearán mo scéal leat,
Go dtabharfá leigheas i gcuntais Dé dom.

Sula dtosnaíonn tú, téir ar do dhá ghlúin agus abair an phaidir thuas. Téir isteach ansin go dtí an áit ina bhfuil an chros, téir ar do dhá ghlúin ansin agus abair paidir. Téir seacht n-uaire timpeall ar an gcros leis an ngrian ag paidreoireacht leat i gcónaí. Tabhair póg don Chros ansin, téir ar do ghlúine arís agus abair cúpla paidir sara théann tú go dtí an tobar.
 Téir ar do ghlúine arís ag an tobar agus abair cúpla paidir. Seacht dtimpeall ansin ar an dtobar leis an ngrian. Tógann tú trí dheoch as an tobar le do láimh is fágann tú rud éigin id’dhiaidh sa tobar.... biorán, cnaipe, airgead nó rud éigin. Téir ar do ghlúine arís agus abair paidir sula fhágann tú an tobar.
 Téann tú ansin go dtí na clocháin agus tugann tú naoi gcinn de chlocha beaga leat. Téir ar do ghlúine arís in aice leis na clocháin agus abair cúpla paidir. Téann tú timpeall ar an gclochán mór cúig uair, agus cloch a chaitheamh isteach agat ar gach timpeall. Téir ansin timpeall an chlocháin bhig ceithre uair, agus cloch a chaitheamh isteach agat ar gach aon timpeall. Téann tú ar do ghlúine arís don uair dheireanach. Má bhíonn roinnt daoine le chéile ann is féidir an Choróin a rá, má bhíonn tú i d’aonar abair cúpla paidir agus as go brách leat arís tríd na goirt.

 Is é atá sna socruithe teagmhasacha ná go mbeidh tuairim is 32 fearas dóiteáin curtha amach ar fud Thuaisceart Éireann (‘Yellow Goddesses’ / ‘Bandéithe Buí’) chomh maith le 19 criú d’Fhoireann Fhreagartha Gaireas Análaithe agus foireann atá i mbun trealamh trom gearrtha i gcás éigeandála. (Níl pleananna ar bith ann go fóill maidir leis an arm/PSNI de ag úsáid fearas dóiteáin dearg i dTuaisceart Éireann). Is féidir fios a chur ar na seirbhísí seo dul chuig suímh éigeandála ach scairt a chuir ar 999. – An Turas, Diocese of Kerry

(pron. Glos Gov-nan, GOORM-la, GOHB-nit, EEN-awn BOO-ee) Triple Goddess of Fertility and Healing with magical wish-granting powers and an endless supply of milk. She is the sacred cow from India that Balor stole for his crystal tower. Green alderwood is used for milk pails and dairy vessels. As a moon cow she is called the green stripper, because though she yielded milk in rivers, she never had a calf. She was stolen out of Spain by Gavida the flying dwarf-smith; made the circuit of all Ireland in 1 day and was guarded by his 7 sons. Port na Glaise: Harbor of the Blue Cow by Toraigh Island, Ireland is named after her. She is the wife of Brian Boru with waist length thick, curly ringleted auburn hair with highlights of saffron gold, ruby red lips, swan-white skin, blue eyes, dark eyebrows, who wears a brown cloak and a sparkling diadem. She was turned into a saint and abbess of Munster, Ireland. One of her miracles was to overcome an army by unleashing her bees on them. Her beehive, a holy relic, was kept for many years by the O’Herlihy family. As Iníon Buí She has yellow hair and is the nurturing mother of ripening.

Her resurrection is at the place of 9 white deer. She met 3 white deer at Clondrohid and 6 white deer at Baile Mhic re. She crossed the Sullane river and found the 9 at Baile Bhúirne, Kerry, Ireland. Her feast day is February 11th. In Cill Gobnatan, Baile Bhúirne, Kerry an overnight vigil is kept. Rounds are done for 21 successive days. The well is cleaned out, and there is mass and communion. A medieval wooden image of Gobnait is venerated: tomhas Gobnatan. People bring a ribbon with them and measure the statue’s height and circumference. The ribbon is brought home and used for blessings and healing sickness.

The 3 sister saints in Rathmore: Great Womb, Cullen: Hazel, Dromtariffe & Ballydesmond are called Iníon Buí: Yellow Women. Legend says all the sisters came from France. Their Feast days are: Crobhdhearg: 1ú Bealtaine/1st of May; Iníon Buí: 6ú Bealtaine/6th of May; Latiaran: 25ú Iúil/25th of July or the Sunday closest to it. With the feast of Gobnait falling on 11ú Feabhra/11th of February one can see associations between these sisters and the beginning of Spring/Imbolc, the beginning of Summer/Bealtaine and harvest / Lúnasa. There are 11 days between Lá Fheile Bríde and Lá Fheile Gobnait. There is some suggestion that their names parallel those of a triad of bandéithe in the mythological tradition (36, 72, 77, 97, 123, 199)

Praise and honour are thy due/ O physician of bodies and souls,/ m