| Lir Mac Uar (Sea) Llyr Llfuddog Llediarth, Llyr Llediaith (Half Speech Brink of the Shore) Lêr, Lear (Brink of the Shore) Meilir, Malorius, Malvern // Eure (Golden) Brys, Bryce (High, Mighty) Brec, Briec, Breoc, Brieg, Brieuc, Brieug, Bryok (Speckled) Bricriu Nemthenga (Freckled One of the Poison Tongue) Muiredach (Of the Sea) Miodhchaoin, Mochaen, Faidhbhile, Ffawydden, Fao, Faih, Faaigh, Fáilbhe Finnmaisech, Failge, Failghe, Febal (Beech Tree) §Fagus (Latin: Beech)|
Enter Lear, mad, [fantastically dressed with weeds]
Lear. No, they cannot touch me for coming;
Edg. O thou side-piercing sight!
Lear. Nature is above art in that respect. Theres your press money. That fellow handles his bow like a crow-keeper. Draw me a clothiers yard. Look, look, a mouse! Peace, peace; this piece of toasted cheese will dot. Theres my gauntlet; Ill prove it on a giant. Bring up the brown bills. O, well flown, bird! i th clout, i th clout! Hewgh! Give the word.
Edg. Sweet marjoram.
Glou. I know that voice.
Lear. Ha! Goneril with a white beard?
|(pron.LEER, BREE-ayk, bree-OHK, bricryoo nevhyenga, BRIK-roo, MEE-than, FAL-yeh, FAL-vee, FAV-el ) Killed by the Formael: Silver Ones hound. County Offaly, Ireland named after him. Llyr is God of the Sea who lives at Sidh Fionachaidh: Hill of the White Field, on Slieve Fuad near Newtown Hamilton, in County Armagh, a palace on an island of crystal and coral that is in the middle of the seven seas. He has a green beard [others say white], wears a volumous green cloak, mantle of seal furs in winter, crown of pearls and carries a three-pronged spear. He got into a fight with the god Tyr and they caused each other much damage. Llyr was seduced by an ice-maiden and mounted his sky chariot of flying fishes to journey to the North to get a magic crystal. He was imprisoned by Vilemurk, King of the Air Demons of the North and god of Winter and Frost at The Place Beyond the Mist or Land of the Long Night, where the gods use volcanoes as cooking fires in the hollow mountains and the mist-hags blind the earth and sea with their frozen breath. Llyr was chained to a granite pillar of ice that supports the Roof of the World; guarded by a dragon whose breath of ice killed on contact. The ice-maiden made the Autumn into frost with her touch. |
Fionn: White One and the goddess Caitlín: Husk braved the ice storm and vanquished the dragon by throwing the bruane: golden seeds of flame into his mouth. Llyrs green salt magic turned Houlihan into a swan. Lerpwl: Liverpool on the Irish Sea is named after him. Feast day is April 6th.
His descendants are Plânt Llyr: Children of Llyr: Children of the Sea: 27 sons and three wives. Wales: Brân, Brânwen: White Raven, Manawydden-Manannán (all with Penardum), Efnisisien, Nisien (all with Eurosswydd) Fionnula, Aed-Ai, Fiachra, Conn (all with Aife).
He is one of the Nine Worthies: Supreme Dieties: Arthur: Golden Bear, Conán: Reed King, Dáire: Oak Semen, Fiachna: Endless Knowledge, Goll: One Eyed One, Govran: Smith, Morc: Masses of Sea Water, Ruairí: Red Alder King
Severn Tributaries: Avon [Shakespeare called the Bard of Avon], Rhea Brook, Stour [meets Avon at Warwickshire], Perry, Wye [meets Severn at Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is on the coast of Cardigan Bay & is the Mouth of the River Ystwyth & River Rheidol], Tern, Llyn Efyrnwy: Vyrnwy. (53, 58, 64, 75, 80, 82, 89, 97, 133, 144., 207)