wash your face
in the morning dew of Fay May Day.
May is a wonderful
time for contact
with the Fey Folk.
Plants, Flowers, birds & animals
springing forth in abundance
are most delightful
for nature-lovers to behold.
You may wish to celebrate the Nature Elementals
of your own areas,
"Nature Elfen" or what some call "Nature Divas"
or Greenfolk, also at this time.
Always be sure that you also honor the Sidhe though too.
And every time is a marvelous time
to remember our Great Mother Dánu!
May Eve is the Sacred Time
of the arrival of The Tuatha de Danann,
to the west part of Emerald Forest Isle.
a special time to remember
the Emerald Isle (Éire) Sidhe,
& The Tuatha de Danann,
as well as universal Nature Fey
& WaterFey of Mother Nature.
May Eve is one of the Great Sidhe Spirit Nights!
The Sidhe are thought to be at their most joyous
& their dancing, pipes,harp music
& revelry & celebrating rings through the air!
The Shining Ones live evermore.
"Nothing escapes the Sidhe race, we know all things...
.......our powers are greatest at La Bel Tinne."
Who will be
the May Queen?
Who shall she choose as her symbolic May King?
The Light Half of the year is truly returning.
Sacred fires are rekindled,
& animals are decorated & blessed between two of them.
White She-Cows are very good luck right now.
Any Such cows are decorated with garlands as well.
Although the time for the hard, yet joyous work
of seeding crops is coming upon many humans.
May is also:
A Time for Fey-May Tree Dancing-or "May Pole" Dancing
& celebrating the renewal of life.
We happen to use our real Fey Apple Tree friend
to dance around for May Eve.
She is still flourishing & gets lots of nurturing year `round.
So if you are gentle enough with tree,
the Tree may be a living tree, who can join in.
Wish Ribbons & garlands may be gently tied
to the May Fey Tree or Fey Bush
or in the case of a May Pole,
a pretty decorated feminine wreath
should be placed & secured on the very top of it,
with ribbons dangling down to
within the reach of celebrants..
Celebrate both the human feminine
& human masculine fertility too.
This is a grand time for Lovers.
Once the May Tree or May-Pole is ready,
you can dance & sing in a
"Merry go Round the May-Tree"
deosil dancing fashion (so to speak) or
dancing westwardly moonwise as you go -
following the circular rhythms of nature.
`Round & round we go to celebrate
the Fertility & Joys of Spring,
The friendship of the FeyFolk in our lives,
Mother Nature's Blessings & just being Alive.
`Round & around we dance the circle `round,
full of delight!
Boughs May Dance Game:
Another greenery game that is played is that,
the females make beautiful garland wreaths
of greenery & flowers,
for crowns that they wear on their heads.
The males decorate boughs to bring to the May Dance..
The female can toss the circular garland wreath Crown
towards their desired male, & he is to try to catch it
with his lovely bough that he uses like a green wand..
If she succeeds in hurling it well to her desired one
& he likewise succeeds as well at hooking catch of it
with his bough,
then they can dance or skip off together,
hand in hand to share their Lover's time together
out in nature, under the vale of trees,
amongst the greenery & flowers. ;o) wink-wink
or "La Bel Tinne",
(Bel tinne, Shining One's Fire)
(Beltaine) is one of the great Fire Festivals.
In Éire, Beltaine is a delight to behold..
Bel: Bright, Brilliant Shining....
Beltane still stands for the month of May in Irish.
Yet of course, it is also a time to celebrate Water. ;o)
May is the
the "Flower Faery Moon".
It is also known by other names:
Hare Moon, Merry Moon,
"Moon When Ponies Shed",
Dryad Moon, Dyad Moon,
Joy Moon, Planting Moon
& Sprout Kale Moon by others.
May Day Celebrations
often begin on
May Eve & last right through May Day up to the 3rd.
Then it is time for Sacred Moon Tree Day
on The 4th of May.
around May 4th-
Is Sacred Moon (Thorn) Tree Day
Moon Tree Day & in Eire/Ireland
Hawthorn Month Begins.
Now for Some of our original Filidh creations
in honor of the Feyfolk & May Eve & May Day.
A Fey Merry Merfolk Blessing:
Here's A Little Feykith Rhyme,
i wrote with You & The Fey In Mind:
"Freedom Forever Lives In
Children of Forms
of The Fey-Qween Goddess:
Ever Loving, Ever Free!
This is how The Fey Shall be!
Traveling all delightful realms,
as we shift our precious forms!
Both Human Females & The
We were never designed to be anyone's slaves.
We shall remain unconquerable
to the "end".
And at all "ends", begin again.
We The Free; Are ever free,
To Live as Life's Glad Testimony!
All "would be masters" shall
As Freedom & The Feykith dance as one!
For As We Dream; We really
For As We Dream; We Shall Become!"
by flowerfey (c)98
A Joyful Fey-Kith Meditation
of The Emerald Grove
We believe that as emanating from
"The Loving Life Source",
our Spiritual Mother & Father
& can take on any loving form
they choose !
Even when we see a little flower
we know that the same life energy
that illuminates it,
illuminates all of Nature & Life."
Labor of Love In Progress:
A Work In Progress:
(This Maytide meditation will be turned into a rhyming song,
to help folks memorize the Ballad.)
Tale of One Fine Green Day of May
Tiny Tigerish Tale of the Tuirgente
Green Man lovingly peeks
his face out of the Emerald Forest Isle's
Sacred Grove of Trees to smile at you.
Greenery frames his gentle, handsome face.
You stop to smell a flower & for a few seconds
you catch a glimpse of a tiny Water-Sprite
playing in the dewdrops of the blossoming rosebuds.
The singing of the Birds carries an
enchanting melody through the air.
We sing poetic enchantments, teinm laegda.
The poetic songs of the Filidh de Danann ring out.
Wondrous answers are revealed.
A Butterfly flutters by you & timeless memories
of your soul's tuirgen are reawakened within you
& come flooding back to you.
A gentle breeze caresses you & you are overwhelmed
with a complete feeling of joy & love for Mother Nature
& all her creatures great & small.
Buíochas le Danu!
You sense your three inner cauldrons of inspiration
illuminated full of joy,
the nurturing warmth of your
*Coire Goiriath* in your warming womb/belly,
the awareness of the creative gifts
of for your heartfelt *Coire Ermae* fully delighting
the psychic emotions in your heart.
Ahhh.. the joys of *imbas forasna*
the energy of ancestral traditions of *fith-fath*
fill the air. Fith-Fath. Fith-Fath. pitter-pat, pitter-pat
*tarbh feis*! goes our spirit-vision flights.
*Da shealladh*! Second sight! Second sight!
wisdom in *dichetul do chennaib*
as you touch a little feather in the grass,
then touch your finger to your lip knowingly.
Ahhh.....the joys in *teinm laegda*
as you enchantingly sing your poetic song
over the little owner of the feather,
which you thus located... fallen in the grass.
until she rises & takes to the sky
with renewed life vigour
her lost soul fragments returned to her.
She is whole! she is healed
& joins you in the melody
with her delightful bird songs.
As heartfelt joy has turned your creative cup,
upward with creative enlightenment
toward your head held spirit wisdom cup,
which is filling with the knowledge
of spirit's inspirations of universal love
& thus tips it's face upwards
towards the sky above you.
You now feel
the harmony within
your *triptych Anam*.
The harmony of your
1.) *cárbhaddh*-Trust of the Soul
2. *creideamh*-The Heart's Consent, or Belief
3. *Iris*-the mind's pledge, or faith
Your spiritual wholeness within becomes
full of your soul's life vigour
when these three are as one,
then there is true strength and power
within the *coich anama*,
or soul-shrine, as the body is termed..
As i touch my now tiny tigerish paw to my lips
a landscape of wonderment is revealed.
I purrr my enchanting melody in harmony
with yours & our new found bird friend.
I lap up some faery wine you have set out,
i cover myself with the blanket of greenery
you have weaved & laid out for me.
A kind of lacto-eggo-vegetarians'
kind of *tarbh feis* or *taghairm*. ;o) wink
For no bull, nor stag,
nor any wild or domestic creature
was asked to forfeit their body or life's blood
for the making of your potion.
What a gentle *taibhsear* are thee.
Dare i say, what kind-hearted *Filidh* are we.
And me, still no less free in this tiny tigerish body,
than i was in another life as your happy lively mate.
A mhuirnín dílis! It's good to see you again!
You hold a
looking-glass up before me
& i am surprised to see,
i am not a giant tiger i fancied myself afterall,
but rather a wee Lynx like kit here sitting with thee.
Well, some things don't change.
As i recall, when we knew each other both in human forms,
you were always kind enough to let me fancy myself
a little grander than i was back then too. ;o)
Duine á rá agus Beandía á dhéanamh!
How we adored one another. A rún mo chroí!
What a fine companion you were.
A chuisle mo chroí! purrrrrrr
For i drank your faery wine made from the milk of a cow
the unfertilized egg of a hen, the honey of the bees,
some nectar gathered by a hummingbird & a butterfly,
a sprinkle of Faery Dust & an Enchanted Emerald
& your secret herbs soaking within
you let drop in a burning ember of sage.
It bubbles out. Fire & water...fire & milk.
Yummy! i lap it up eagerly
as you & birdie sing over me.
i purrr-purrr-purr in harmony.
I smell the sweet incense of your burning wand
of sweet grass, sage & cedar
as you wave it rhythmically towards my feline face.
A gentle reminder of how much the shamanka
of many lands share. Fire & Water, Earth & Air.
Land, Sky, Sea!
Spirit & Soul! Fith-fath! Fith-Fath! Fith-Fath!
The rushing sound of the waterfall seems to
join our melodious enchantment.
Is that a
water-sprite i glimpse playing in the water,
or am i already in a trance or dreaming?
I purr some more & as i drift off into dreams.
I dream of a Butterfly Winged Fae Queen.
Are Her wings like unto a tiger-butterflys',
while your Faery Double's wings
are like unto a Monarchs'? hmmmmm..
i travel through delightful Fey Realms
with my Faery Double,
before returning full of discovery.
Memories of my soul's *tuirgen*
come flooding back to me.
The circuit of births my soul has been journeying
(a birth that passes from every nature into another),
with my Anams' transmigrations,
has delighted my soul with such visual wonders
as to render their record virtually ineffable
via my now tiny-tigerish utterances.
How many lives have i known you Dear?
I can not count them all so quickly as it floods me.
But the triptych of my soul remembers!
This same precious soul that is i,
now animating this tiny tigerish body.
I too now feel joy & love for you,
Mother Nature & all her creatures,
flora & fauna.
We have awakened to joy!
Yes! We have met many times before
on our souls' *tuirgente*.
*Da shealladh*! Ahhh the *second sight*
we both had in that incarnation,
where we befriended one another so quickly
on our beloved "Isle of Destiny",
.....our Éire of long ago.
Do you remember the mischief it got me into
that day after our visit to The Isle of Skye,
when i let slip out about Caer McNéill's
co-walking *coimimeadh* & her hubby
overheard me & quite misunderstood. ;o)
We live & learn my dear friend,
live & die & are born again.
much for sharing
this lively & beautiful spring day
with me in our Emerald Grove.
A mhuirnín dílis! We shall surely meet again anew.
Le cúnamh Danu!
When this incarnation is through,
i'll meet you in The Realms of Fey,
then whisper our secret names
& i'll remember to cherish you.
A Chiste Agus a Stór!
Beannachtaí na Beandía Danu!
Móran Taing-Slán go fóill- & Wado!
Beanachtaí geal daoibh.
Beannachtaí na Beandía Danu
More Lore for May Eve & May Day Celebrations.
May Eve is
one of the Great Sidhe Spirit Nights!
The Sidhe are thought to be at their most joyful
& their dancing, pipes, music & revelry rings through the air!
de Danann landed on the Emerald Isle of Destiny,
Innis Fal (coming to/landing on west-side) on May Eve
long, long ago.
They came from "up there" , their landing shrouded in a mist.
They named what we now call Éire (Ireland)
by their name of "Isle of Destiny", Innis Fáil.
The Tribe of Dánu, came as Shining Beings of Brightness.
de Danann had materials & treasures,
of the like that had never been seen there before.
of Divine Dánu,
The Tuatha de Danann,
became "The Old Gods & Goddesses of Ireland".
Tá Daghda láidir agus tá Máthair Danu mhaith aige!
They are now
often loved & celebrated & honored
as the "Fey Folk", "The Gentry", "The People of Peace"
& known by many other secret names or code names.
It is important to speak highly of them.
They can hear everything..
May Eve is
a very special time for them
& the Veil between Physical Earth Realm
(what some call "the mundane world")
& those of the wonderful Otherworld Realms
where they went,
are more open now.
Thresholds between worlds are easier to traverse,
especially in psychic dreams or vision quests or journeys..
or soul traveling & so on.
(If you do so, please be sincere & respectful of others.)
& Apple Trees are wonderful trees
to celebrate at this time.
Many may be moving from Willow to Hawthorne
while celebrating for three days & nights, starting May Eve.
Birch makes a nice Sky Ladder ;o) wink
& Apple Trees are fond reminders of
Otherworld Lands of Promise.
Besides celebrating Beandía Danu
& her children
& the Fey's Greenman & the Greenfolk,
It is also a wonderful time to review the myths & legends
of the Emerald Isle & prytannic isles as well.
You may wish to think about Cliodna & Tadg
& study their stories too.
This is a nice time to do so.
The River Boyne was named
for Beandía Bóinn.
as was & Brugh na Bóinne.
& her Divine Love Child, Oenghus Mac Óc
along with his Fey Swan Love-Caer Ibormeith
preside over Brugh na Bóinne to this day!
Even Mother Dánu's descendent, Daghda himself
helped make sure of that. ;o)
May Eve is
a nice time to visit Brugh na Bóinne
in your dreams,
if you show proper honor to them & their Magical Palace,
both here & across the Otherworld Veil.
below for More on Them-
& More On These To Come Later On)
Bamba & Fodla Blessed Be.
Bóinn, Daghda & Aonghus Love Thee ;o)
& Dánu/Anu/Áine Keep Thee Free.
Eternal Blessings to The Sidhe.
Happy May Time!
MUST SEE: for Filidh de Danann
More Irish Lore For May Eve & May Day
Including Beltinne, a little Irish Place Lore,
& Ancient Divine Beings, Tuatha de Danann,
Sacred Sites....Paps of Anu & Knockainy.....
& *Brugh na Bóinne* ("New Grange").....
& a few "Beandía & Deities"
to help remember in May
& other times.
Happy May Time!
Also, for those interested in Welsh,
to recall Rhiannon of The Celtic Welsh.
Rhiannon's name translates to
Rhiannon rides a white horse
& she is also able to shapeshift
into a horse.
A horse that is faster than any other.
She can be found on the Eclectic May Day page,
along with some other celebration ideas.