Reading the Otherworld Environmentally

  • Alfred K. Siewers
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


In the early Irish story Tochmarc Étaíne (“The Wooing of Étain”), the Otherworld ruler Midir and his former wife Étaín are reunited, a millennium after magic had broken up their marriage, near the royal mounds at Temair (Tara) where she lived with her husband, the high king of Ireland. Midir reminds Étaín, who has been reborn in cycles of new life, of his Otherworld realm in the landscape of Ireland and her old name in it, Bé Find, or “fair lady.”


Twelfth Century Regional Landscape Ancient Mound Sacred Tree Native Tradition 
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