Immortal And Divine

“Let us now turn to the Rosses Point country, which, as we have already said, is one of the very famous places for seeing the ‘gentry,’ or as educated Irish seers who make the pilgrimages thither call them, the Sidhe. I have been told by more than one such seer that there on the hills and Green-lands (a great stretch of open country, treeless and grass-grown), and on the strand at Lower Rosses Point—called Wren Point by the country-folk—these beings can be seen and their wonderful music heard; and a well-known Irish artist has shown me many drawings, and paintings in oil, of these Sidhe people as he has often beheld them at those places and elsewhere in Ireland.”

"She Waits"  Rosses Point, Sligo, Ireland

“She Waits”
Rosses Point, Sligo, Ireland

“They are described as a race of majestic appearance and marvellous beauty, in form human, yet in nature divine. The highest order of them seems to be a race of beings evolved to a superhuman plane of existence, such as the ancients called gods; and with this opinion, strange as it may seem in this age, all the educated Irish seers with whom I have been privileged to talk agree, though they go further, and say that these highest Sidhe races still inhabiting Ireland are the ever-young, immortal divine race known to the ancient men of Erin as the Tuatha De Danann.”
~from “The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries” by W.Y. Evans-Wentz

"The Riders of the Sidhe" John Duncan 1911 McManus Galleries, Dundee

“The Riders of the Sidhe”
John Duncan 1911
McManus Galleries, Dundee

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