This Is a old commision, done at the beginning of the year. I thought I lost this pic and today appears on a old DVD. hope you like it
(Damn, I want so much to go to Ireland someday
pscs3/bamboo/8hours/music: Enya - Lothlórien [link]
In Irish mythology, the aos sí (Irish pronunciation: [iːs ˈʃiː], older form aes sídhe [eːs ˈʃiːə]) are a supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves. They are variously believed to live underground in the fairy mounds, across the western sea, or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans. This world is described in the Book of Invasions (Book of Leinster) as a parallel universe in which the aos sí walk amongst the living.
In the Irish language, aos sí means "people of the mounds" (the mounds are known in Irish as "the sídhe"). In Irish literature the people of the mounds are also referred to as the daoine sídhe ("deena shee"), and in Scottish Gaelic literature as the daoine sìth or daoine sìdh. They are variously believed to be the ancestors, the spirits of nature, or the goddesses and gods themselves.
The name Sidhe (pronounced "shee") refers to not one type of faerie but to many different varieties of supernatural being. They are quite unlike our modern concept of a fairy. Although they vary considerably in appearance, the Sidhe are in general more like Tolkein elves than Tinkerbell.
According to legend the Sidhe are descended from the ancient race of Tuatha De Danann. These were the peoples of the goddess Danu who inhabited Ireland before the coming of man (the Gaels - sons of Mil, also known as Milesians). They brought to Ireland four great treasures: The Dagda's Cauldron, the spear of Lugh, the Stone of Fal and the Sword of Nuada.
The Gaels battled the Tuatha De Dann and forced them to retreat underground where they are believed to live in hollowed out hills. The Sidhe are sometimes referred to as the "people of the mounds". They are often associated with metalwork and smithcraft as well as being the protectors of hills and forests.
The Sidhe have various geographic tribes and are usually organised like an aristocratic court with a local king or queen.
There are many types of Sidhe with many shapes, sizes and powers. These include the daoine sidhe or daoine beaga (the little people), the leprechaun and the bean sidhe (banshee).