The Shining Ones.

The Shining Ones.

The Iron mountain stands mysterious and aloof

With banks of cloud across it’s hidden roof

Like ghostly tendrils they seem to reach

Where no mortal eye can breach

As if paying homage to Gods of old

In the myths and the legends  that are still told

Of heroes and warriors, battles and blood oaths 

Of mysterious and magical flying boats.  

Mist captures morning’s pale light 

Chasing away the shades of night

Through swirling silver mist they appear

Then vanish as quickly into thin air

Shifting shadows between our world and theirs

Ghost like, the Faery Host reappears

On the turning of the celestial tide

The Shining Ones, Danu’s people ride

Standing on the edge of a dream

By the mystical waters of a silver stream

Is She shadow or really there

Her wind tossed flowing silver hair

Like a billowing cloak of silver grey

On the dawning of a brand new day

Through secret paths they have made their way

An Tuatha Dé Danann has come home to stay.

C Denis Murphy 10 September 2020.

 According to legend, the Tuatha Dé Danann came to Ireland on flying ships, surrounded by dark clouds that engulfed them. It goes on to say that they went on to land on a mountain in County Leitrim now called Sliábh an Iarainn 

(mountain of the iron)

The Tuatha Dé Danann, the people of the Goddess Danu – the earth- mother goddess. They had come to Ireland from the “islands of the north” and fought the Formorians to rule these lands, before the coming of the Millesians (the Celts)

They have also been associated with the fairies or the Shining Ones.

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