Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Mythical Creatures

Leanan Sidhe
(Celtic Foklore - Fairy Mistress or Fairy Sweetheart)

  • Generaly depcited as a beautiful Muse who offers inspiration  in exchange for love and devotion. However, this generally results in the artists life becoming short and often he is exposed to madness of the mind.
  • Leanan Sidhe seeks the love of mortals, if they refuse however, she becomes thier slave. If they accept, they are hers.
  • Sometimes Leanan Sidhe would give warriors strength and valor in battle with her songs.
  • Like most Fairy, iron is dangerous to her.
  • She has a particular interest in poets and musicians.

Leanan Sidhe in Books

The Iron Daughter and The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa - Both books show Leanan Sidhe as a muse and leader.
The Dresden files by Jim Butcher - Leanan Sidhe appears throughout the series as Harrys grandmother
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater - The musician James Morgan meets a Leanan Sidhe


  1. Brittany said...
    Very cool! I kinda liked Leanansidhe in The Iron Daughter and the Iron Queen!
    Anonymous said...
    Then check out Lagan Love!

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