Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Seeley Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Seelie Court and the Urseelie Court
Posted by: Michael Jestila (ID *****4385) Date: November 15, 2005 at 11:05:36
  of 1086

Seelie/Seelye/Seeley are identical words.

I have noticed that some of the Seelye's/Seeley's have not made any connection to the following out of Scottish/Irish legends.

Faerykin are of two courts, the Seelie court and the Unseelie Court. The Sidhe above who are shadowkin are also FAERYKIN as well, because the whole the magick of both light, and darkness within..therefore Shadowkin. The Seelie court is seen as the blessed court, or the Court of Inner Light. The Seelie Court is seen as the Dark Fae/Court..The Court of The Inner darkness.

First there are the Shadowkin that I will address. Those that belong to the shadowkin are: Dark Fae..such as Bean Si (bean sidhe, banshee's) Leanan Sidhe(said as shee), Those who call themselves psychic vampires, which flow synmously with the Leanan Sidhe, except leanan do not get or want to be apart of the 'vampire subculture' and stereotyping..and prefer to follow the pagan community from which they are from. Many will argue about this though, and I am not hear too argue back. I am leanan Sidhe so I think I know my own race and can speak for them! (well at least..myself!) Also those who are this i mean astrally werekin..meaning the shift their form like Shamans on the astral, though some may be able to shift their form on the physical plane, but it takes a Shaman of great disclipine, and ability to this..not average kid joe on the street.

They are the natural born psychic witches, the helpers, the saviors of our race, the healers, The Prophets and the messangers of the goddesses and Gods of the paths we follow. The faerykin are Tuatha De Dannan, and those who have lived for milennia, and have reincarnated over and over and over too fufill their roles in their chosen destiny. These are the De Dannan's who chose too enter the Cycles of existance, The cycles of existance are explained into the celtic doctrines of rebirth.

But Onward too How too tell if you are Kin..
1.) You Are Born with a Caul (A Veil over one's face that foreshadows clairvoyancy..the second sight) (my cousin was born thus)

Fairies can also be divided into the Seelie court and the Unseelie court.

The Seelie court, or the blessed court, a group of rather beneficial spirits, is friendly towards humans. The Selie Court are some of the more aristrocratic faeries, and are known as tropping, or heroic faeries. Scottish folklore presents them as a huge host of light and benevolence riding on the night air.

The Unseelie Court or Unblessed Court contains the most malicious, malevolent and evil of the faeries, and a number of monsters of horrible appearance and fearsome abilities as well. They comprise the Slaugh, or The Host, the band of the unsanctified dead who fly above the earth, stealing mortals and take great pleasure in harming humans. Some Scottish legends say they were all once members of the Seelie Court who fell from grace. The Court travels on the night winds from where their unnerving cackles and howls can be heard. They have no method of reproduction, so they enslave mortals whom they think would never be missed and carry them along to become one of them.

The Seelie Court and its counterpart, the Unseelie Court are often at war,and humans may get caught in the middle of such battles. They acquired the title "Court" because they also act as arbiters and judges in faery disputes.

Isle of Skye : One family who was supposed to have stumbled upon this underground abode was the MacCrimmons, whose fame as pipers is known throughout Scotland. They were supposed to have been granted this marvelous musical gift from the Seelie Court in return for their unselfish desire to serve their fellow countrymen. Incidentally, they found the Seelie Court's burgh.
Seelie Court - They are a good-natured aristocracy of faeries. They are fond of riding in long solemn processions called faerie Rades. They are believed to be the last of the Tuatha de Danann (see below). Their evil opposite is the Unseelie Court.
Tuatha de Danann - pronounced "Tootha day danan"; They once ruled Ireland, but fled underground when Ireland was conquered by the Milesians. When they were driven underground, the became the Daoine Sidhe. Their few remaining descendants are believed to make up the Seelie Court (see above).
Seelie : holy, blessed. From Encyclopaedia Mythica: "The Court of the kind and benign fairy host, usually seen around twilight in long solemn processions. These fairies help the poor with gifts of corn and bread."

Unseelie : unholy, damned. From Encyclopaedia Mythica: "The evil counterpart of the Seelie Court is always unfavorable towards mankind. The part which flies through the sky at night is called the 'Horde'. Mortals unfortunate enough to cross the Horde's path are taken along for a hell-ride. These poor victims are beaten and pinched and forced to participate in the bizarre nocturnal activities of these creatures. The Unseelie Court ("Unholy Court") solely consists of those of the fairy-like beings which are the most ugly and evil."

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network