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Friday Photoshare – Flidais

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It’s Friday, so that means Photoshare time! This one is called “Flidais, Irish goddess of forests and animals, finds an abandoned egg.” Kind of a long title, isn’t it?

I’ve heard Flidais pronounced both as “Flee-ish” and “Flit-ish,” and seen it spelled three or four different ways, so I guess things are up to interpretation! Anyway, Flidais is known for being a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, Celtic supernatural beings in pre-Christian Ireland who were later portrayed as something more like mythical heroes or characters of legend by monks. According to some stories, the Tuatha Dé Danann were not truly deities, but incredibly powerful druids. Flidais is said to have been a shape changer who rode in a chariot drawn by deer (she also apparently owned a herd of magical cattle . It makes sense to me that she would want to care for an egg found abandon, which is why I decided to pose the way I did with the egg held carefully in both hands. Yep, I’m a big history nerd! I hope you enjoyed that little bit of mythology. =)

Flidais

I may or may not be able to share a self-portrait next Friday because the week ahead will be very busy for me, but I know I’ll be sharing plenty of photos in a few weeks once I get back from Promoting Passion!

I hope y’all have an enjoyable, safe weekend. Happy Aloha Friday.

 

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  • Cynthia September 17, 2016, 02:01

    I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying your photo series! and the history in this one is awesome (from a fellow history nerd)

    • Natashalh September 17, 2016, 15:33

      Thank you!! When I started posting photos on Fridays, I was so sure no one would ever look at them. It’s so awesome to see people stop by!

  • Pamela September 16, 2016, 14:43

    Another mesmerizing “Photoshare” celebrating the centuries of Celtic Lore. Known for hiding in the woodlands of Ireland, you magically brought Flidais to life! Can’t wait to see what will be the next subject of your surreal photos.

    • Natashalh September 17, 2016, 15:34

      Thank you, Pam! Sadly, the weather hasn’t cooperated with taking any new pictures so far this week. Hopefully things get a bit less cloudy soon! I can’t even shoot indoors in this weather – there simply isn’t enough light.

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