The faeries aren't just faeries; they are Tuatha De Danann
, the "people of the goodness Danu," an ancient race widely seen in Irish mythology.
According to legend, Nuada was the first king of the Tuatha De Danann
, who lost his hand (or his arm, depending) in single combat, and had to relinquish his leadership.
He has played with a wide range of artists, including Michael McGoldrick, as well as being a member of legendary Irish music group De Danann
When I worked in radio (at WBAIFM, the Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade), and played rembetika, Ottoman marching bands, Irish music composed by supernatural beings (the Tuatha De Danann
, a k a the faeries), Anglican church music from the 15th to 20th centuries, etc., I and my listeners (I hope) experienced the first "Emanational" aspect of recording: its magic.
Irish king Nuadha, ruler of the Tuatha De Danann
, your people, for whom
The Mythological Cycle contains stories about the Tuatha De Danann
, a magical, mythological race.
At Samhain eons ago, the Tuatha De Danann
, forces of generosity, light and order, battled the Fomoire, forces of chaos.
The other follows ancient Irish myth, which says that the Fir Bolg were the rulers of Ireland, well before the arrival of the Tuatha De Danann
, the Gaelic gods.
The description of the Celtic goddess Etain, a member of either the Tuatha De Danann
or Sidhe, closely resembles that of Goldberry.
She had failed to win over hurdles or fences before this season, but she got off the mark over fences at Tralee in August, beating subsequent winner Tuatha De Danann
by three and a half lengths off an official mark of 72.