By Patricia Monaghan
This one-volume encyclopedia at the myths and folklore of the Celtic lands - eire, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany and critical France, Galicia and the smaller islands the place the Ceits lived - deals a wide evaluate of the weather that represent and symbolize Celtic mythology and folklore.
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A minor character of Arthurian legend, Alice kept her face always veiled; she was a cousin of the fair knight LANCELOT and the lover of ALISANDER LE ORPHELIN. Alisander le Orphelin (Alixandre l’Orphelin) Arthurian hero. This minor figure in Arthurian legend was held prisoner by MORGAN, who appears in this story as a FAIRY QUEEN who unsuccessfully attempted to seduce the pure knight. The same story is told of LANCELOT, leading some to believe they are the same or parallel figures. Alisanos (Alisanus) Continental Celtic god.
In Ireland the most important site for that festival was the hill of UISNEACH, so ash trees on that site were considered especially potent. One great ash on Uisneach’s summit was said to have fallen in prehistory, its tip reaching across the country to near the town of Longford; such an impossibly tall tree (over 30 miles high) suggests a world-axis that may originally have been envisioned to ascend from Uisneach. Another famous Irish ash was the holy tree of Clenore, where the spirit or saint Creeva was thought to live.
Avenable found the wild man—none other than the great magician MERLIN, living in the woods during his period of madness—who indeed interpreted the dream. Rome’s empress was in fact a pig who had engaged in SHAPESHIFTING, and her offspring were not really knights but piglets. In horror, the emperor had her killed and, once she had revealed her true gender, married Avenable. Aveta Continental Celtic goddess. The goddess of the healing SPRING of Trier in Germany was depicted as a nursing mother, suggesting that she may have been a tribal ancestor; she is also shown with baskets of fruit, suggestive of a control over FERTILITY, as well as with DOGS, linked by the Celts to OTHERWORLD or afterlife powers.