The Faerie Queens


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Edited by Sorita d’Este & David Rankine

A collection of essays exploring the myths, magic and mythology of the Faerie Queens

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This lovely, sweet, and beauteous Fairy Queen,
Begins to rise, when Hesperus is seen;
For she is kin unto the God of night,
Unto Diana, and the stars so bright

~ Margaret Cavendish, 17th century

Powerful, mysterious, otherworldly, the Faerie Queens have spread their magic across Europe for many centuries, enchanting all who encounter them. From forests and lakes, mounds and mountains, the Faerie Queens emerge from the liminal places to bestow their numerous gifts (and curses) on man. Lover, shapeshifter, sorceress, prophetess, bestower of sovereignty, semi-divine ancestress, protectress of animals, collector of souls – the powers and roles of the Faerie Queens are as diverse as the folklore about them, their origins rooted deep in the legends, goddesses and beings of the ancient world.

ContributorsAili Mirage, Ceri Norman, Cliff Seruntine, Dan Harms, David Rankine, Dorothy Abrams, Emily Carding, Felicity Fyr le Fay, Frances Billinghurst, Halo Quin, Helena Lundvik, Jack Wolf, Joanna Rowan Mullane, Katie Stewart, Pamela Norrie, Sorita d’Este, Thea Faye, Valerie Karlson

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Contents:

TO SEE A GARLANDED LADY by Sorita d’Este & David Rankine
DIGGING DEEPER: FAERY QUEENS, DEATH AND THE SOUL by Emily Carding
SPIRITS AT THE TABLE: FAERIE QUEENS IN THE GRIMOIRES by Dan Harms
WRITING FAERY: A TALE OF VIVIANE by Jack Wolf
MAIDS OF ICE AND MEADOWS by Cliff Seruntine
TRANSATLANTIC FAIRY QUEEN: HELEN ADAM by Katie Stewart
MELUSINE: ENDURING SERPENTINE QUEEN by David Rankine
HOLDA: WINTER’S FAERIE QUEEN by Ceri Norman
THE SKOGSRÅ: QUEEN OF THE WILD WOODS OF SWEDEN by Helena Lundvik
DIANA’S MOON RAYS by Sorita d’Este
THE VALKYRIES: NORSE FAIRIE QUEENS? by Valerie Karlson
MORVEREN: THE SEA QUEEN by Dorothy Abrams
THE TRANSFORMING ILLUSION OF MORGAN LE FAY by Frances Billinghurst
NIMUE: AMBIGUOUS ENCHANTRESS by Aili Mirage
CLIODHNA: FAERIE QUEEN AND POTENT BANSHEE by Pamela Norrie
RHIANNON: FAERIE QUEEN, MORTAL THRONE, DIVINE EQUINE by Halo Quin
ÁINE: CELTIC FAERIE QUEEN OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE by Joanna Rowan Mullane
WHOSE QUEEN? by Thea Faye
QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD AND THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE by Felicity Fyr le Fay
AN A-Z OF EUROPEAN FAERIE QUEENS
CONJURATIONS FROM THE GRIMOIRES by David Rankine

+ artwork and historical poetry!

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ISBN 978-1-905297-64-1, 264 pp

 

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