unseelie


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unseelie

(ʌnˈsiːlɪ)
pl n
(European Myth & Legend) evil malevolent fairies
adj
(European Myth & Legend)
a. of or belonging to the unseelie
b. evil and malevolent like the unseelie: unseelie wights.
[Old English unsǣlig; compare seelie and silly]
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Unseelie faerie and former love interest Reth supplies the dark side of affection while shapeshifter and captive Lend captivates Evie who longs for a normal life.
Even in what few fragments of Irish mythology have been handed down in the Irish Mythological Cycle, it is easily discernible that the mythical ancestors of the Irish people, the Tuatha De Danaan, have far more in common with Tolkien's Noldor than do the Norse alfar, the Anglo-Saxon elves, or the Scottish residents of the Seelie and Unseelie courts.
In Hamilton's more recent Meredith Gentry series, on the other hand, the protagonist is a "Sidhe" princess descended from five fertility goddesses (Seduced 299), heir to the throne of the Unseelie Court, but born and raised in an alternate America.