(urth) Neighbors as Faeries

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 15:03:24 PDT 2009

In "An Evil Guest" one of the characters says that the term "banshee", which 
means "woman of the faerie mounds" means that they are one of the "gray 

In folklore/mythology, chasing a white stag inevitably leads one to 
Faerieland, meaning the other world, the world of spirits, where one's 
ancestors go. The most famous case was Pwyll in the Mabinogion, who become 
the Head of the Annwn (that is, Faerieland). Incidentally Pwyll's name meant 
"sense" and his son Pryderi's name meant "care" or "thought". This is a 
naming convention that I thought of when I was reading Long Sun.

There's another way to get to Faerieland too. You can enter a faerie circle. 
For Horn, the faerie circle was a pit. Seawrack and Babbie were not 
mistaken. Horn was dead dead dead. He had gone on the Summer lands.


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