(urth) wolfe, red deer, birds, and the sidhe in Peace

Marc Aramini marcaramini at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 2 20:31:43 PST 2014

I was noticing a whole lot of repeating motifs and felt better about them in the final story of Peace, when they are all mentioned together.  Dan French, a Doherty descedent, says "before (the Firbolg) came, there was no one (in Ireland) but the wolf, the red deer, the birds, and the sidhe"

Many of the patterns repeated throughout involve women described as birds, and the myth of the baen sidhe (banshee) who transforms into a red deer resonates with the deer hunting mentioned in the first and last sections of the book(even by the female employee who thinks cassonsville is not a great place to raise young but still pipe dreams about having a daughter for a second)

In this section weer says that his name is Dutch, however other research indicates the Weer family migrated from Normandy to Ireland, kind of becoming a transplanted name. 

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On Jan 2, 2014, at 3:52 PM, Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Other reports list different colors besides green for banshees,  and the banshee is merely wrapped in grave wrappings in the text, but nevertheless green is also the color of the fairy book and the necronomicon in the text itself.  Ireland is also known as The Emerald Isle poetically. The majority of prominent non-color names in the text like Lorn, Weer, Boyne, Doherty etc are Irish or Scottish in origin.
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> On Jan 1, 2014, at 9:00 PM, Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> In addition, the banshees of Ireland normally wear a green dress, and Margeret Lorn wears a green dress at Olivia's wedding when den is reminded of a princess in a tower "like my aunt Olivia's other attendants, Margeret wore a costume of pale green, embellished with daffodils ... It may have been her smile, and something in the way she held her head and looked at me sidelong from those eyes, as though her soul were staring at me out of narrow windows in a tower"
>> Of course, Olivia's color is the pale green of olive's anyway, and she wears a green dress earlier in the book. More interesting is a few pages later when den imagines retelling smart's story and probably using it to win Margaret just as Smart used it to get Olivia, and then dreamlike thinking of the dog boy piddling on the rug  and mounting his leg and "Margaret with his head in her lap while I explained that it did not matter, that my father would take him hunting the next day, that that would make him happy.  He rises and begins to clean a gun".
>> Why the dog boy here, and why a hunt?  At all related to the stag at bay wild hunt scene? And why John weer take the dog boy Charles Turner hunting? 
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