|The Kings of Murias heard that King Atlas had to bear|
The world upon his back, so they sent him then & there
The Crystal Egg that would be the Swan of Endless Tales
That his burthen for a while might lie on his shoulder-scales
Fair-balanced while he heard Tales the Swan poured forth–
North-world Tales while he watched the Star of the North;
And East-world Tales he would hear in the morning cool,
When the Lions Nimrod spared came up from the drinking pool;
West-world Tales for the King when he turned him with the sun;
Then whispers of magic Tales from Africa, his own.
But the Kings of Murias made the Crane their messenger–
Where is the Crystal Egg that was sent King Atlas then?
|(pron. SEER, ir-hare, MARE ish) Its symbol is a hollow filled with fading light. It is a sunken city filled with tolling bells. Ruled by the Fir Bolg: Men of the Bags, Fir Dhearga: Red Men who came from Greece. Grianlagh and Caiseal are their cities. On the lake that leads to the land of the Sun floats a duck whose body is green and whose neck is of gold. The duck swims with waterlilies. The Land of the Sun has a wood full of orange trees and golden canaries. A knight in Grianaig of the land of the West, has 3 daughters who wear golden caps. A great beast from under the waves swept them away beneath the ocean. The god Ian: Sun son of the Fomorian King Rónán and Queen Morag of the islands of the west promised to rescue them. He cuts off the heads of the 3 giants with the help of a black raven. (58, 107, 133, 161, 183, 189, 210).[Worlds List]|
Creirwy (Holy Relic, Crystal Egg): Daughter of the goddess Ceridwen: White Grain; Welsh Triads call her 1 of the 3 beautiful maids of Britain. (71)
Flann was the name that the Hag of Beara gave to Gilly of the Goatskin when he came back to tell her that the Swan of Endless Tales had been hatched out of the Crystal Egg. – Gilly of the Goatskin
The Undry: Cauldron of Plenty is used to feed all the men of Ireland. It is a cauldron that shines like the sun made of red bronze riveted together lit with 9 kinds of freshly gathered wood: oak, ash, pine, quicken, blackthorn, hazel, yew, whitethorn, and bog myrtle and 2 stones to strike fire. A white stone from the door step of a Brugh-fer, and a black stone from the door step of a poet that has 9 golden songs. Autumn Season. The flames that leap from the cauldron are blue, scarlet and every color of the rainbow. (150)