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From Irish; see Sidhe.


  • A lot of the time it's leanan sidhe, although once in a while you might hear something about a pooka.

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  • "Undertow", the leanan sidhe story last year's sponsors got.

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  • Merry Gentry is a PI, part sidhe, part brownie, part human.

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  • My favorite mystical creature would be dark sidhe.

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  • There is, I think, no country side in Ireland where they will not tell you, if you can conquer their mistrust, of some man or woman or child who was lately or still is in the power of the gentry, or ‘the others’, or ‘the fairies’, or ‘the sidhe’, or the ‘forgetful people’, as they call the dead and the lesser gods of ancient times.

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  • June 15, 2009 at 6:46 am ooo tankies sidhe cat! schmoos and hedbonks tew all dis ebernin! hao r u awl dis fyne sunny day?

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  • When defeated by the Milesians, the Tuatha De Danaan took refuge in the mounds or sidhe.

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  • His sister could use her sidhe magick to teleport anywhere she wanted.

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  • I liked stories that I first met through folk music - Tam Lin springs to mind, and Thomas the Rhymer - and stories about selkies and kelpies and the sidhe, the little tales though not the hero stories.

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  • As a result he sees things, spots where the world of Faery intersects our own world, a place that the sidhe and trolls and other creatures call Darkside.

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  • "'Ye call them sidhe in the Gaelic. The Cherokee call them the Nunnahee. And the Mohawk have names for them, too—more than one. But when I heard Eats Turtles tell of them, I kent at once what they were. It's the same—the Old Folk.'"

    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 608

    February 1, 2010

  • From "Haile Selassie Funeral Train" by Guy Davenport.

    January 19, 2010

  • In Irish mythology the aos sí (older form, aes sídhe), pronounced "ess shee", are a powerful, supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves of other traditions. They are variously believed to live underground in the fairy mounds, across the western sea, or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans.

    In the Gaelic languages, the "people of the mounds" are also referred to in Irish as the daoine sídhe ("deena shee"), and in Scottish Gaelic as the daoine sìth or daoine sìdh. They are variously believed to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or the goddesses and gods themselves.


    February 11, 2008