Sunday, 20 February 2011

Daughter of Fál by Rowan Plantagenet

Daughter of Fál

Faber-Castell Watercolour-Pencils “Albrecht Dürer”
A 5 watercolour paper 300g/m²
This was a drawing for a very dear friend.
Fál or Lia Fáil is a kind of menhir that was said to be brought to Ireland by the Tuatha Dé Danann or the Sons of Míl.
[...]Narrow and as tall as a full-grown man, Fál was conventionally described as a ‘stone penis’. According to widely repeated tradition, Fál would roar or cry out under the feet of a legitimate king, or a man who aspired to kingship, who stepped upon it. A silent stone implied censure of the king who approached it. For this reason Fál became a learned and poetic synonym for Ireland and survives in several compounds, e.g. Inis Fáil (island of Fál). [...]
JAMES MacKILLOP. "Fál." A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. 2004. Retrieved February 20, 2011 from
Thus, "Daughter of Fàl" means "Daughter of Ireland".

No comments:

Post a Comment