THERE was once a woman living near Glen Meay, and she was the wife of a decent, quiet, striving man, of the place. You never would have found out my name unless you’re mummig yn aishnee.’ He was exactly like a body with his mind far away. Then all at once she remembered the knife that she held in her hand! The cormorant held on to the boat until she filled with water and sank to the bottom of the sea. ‘The curlew will be down feeding among the rocks; she will be calling to her young.’ ‘Dost thou see my cloven foot? The tailor looked cautiously up and down and round about. IT was many and many a year ago that the heiress of Eary Cushlin Farm had a little child. I felt very hungry, and the Charmer’s wife set me at a table and gave me dinner. When they drew near to the smithy, the Hammer-man, who was ahead, called out to Loan to open the door, and Olaf called to him to shut it, and then, pushing past Hiallus, got into the smithy first. Well, the woman she tried every way to find out the Giant’s name, but, go where she might, no one had ever heard tell of it. To lift the dew at grey cock crow, His vikings shouted with triumph as they pulled the ship along, with their young king in his red and gold laughing at the stern. I’ll hold her head till thou get on.’ ‘Leave Norway with all speed, and keep thy life and kingship.’ For old – MOLL-YN-DROAT will never get it. The light got brighter and brighter until he came to a grand palace with every window lit up. The Fairy Doctor Glenn: This name means valley. When little evening came, the yawls would be drifting south with the flood tide, north with the ebb, passing and repassing the strand of Lag-ny-Keilley. I slept last night on the ridge of the roof, They are not,’ says he. Fight on bravely, my men, and fear no danger for me.’ He knew that she was a Mermaid and that as soon as she awoke she would slip back into the ocean and be lost to him. After that he grew so sad with longing to go back to the World-under-Sea and stay there for ever, that he cared for nothing on earth, and soon died of grief. ‘Thus we, young warriors, break these twigs. Once there Manannan dropped the isle to the bottom of the sea, and he and his company were seen no more. little fella. The hill opened, bright light streamed out, and sounds of music and great merriment. When Herself came in the house, the tailor, all of a tremble, was sitting crosslegged on the round table and his spec’s on his nose and letting on that he was busy sewing; the child in the cradle was grinning and crying as usual. He knew it was the Little People hammering at their herring barrels in Ooig-ny-Seyir, the Coopers’ Cave, under the hills, and that as the chips flew out on to the waves they became ships. It was a Sunday when the Irishmen came in the bay, and they found no place to beach their boats, so they turned the Manx boats adrift and thought they had the place for themselves. what a peaceful sleep! Aw, then she was in a great fix, and didn’t know in her senses what to do to save herself. She had got as far as Nikkesen’s, when she took a notion that she heard the calves over the river in johnny Baldoon’s nuts. Put thy foot on the stone, That was the end of the man’s story. But, anyway at all, this Finn came across from the Mountains of Mourne to see what was the Isle of Mann like, for he was seeing land. She was fairly scourged until there came a fine day in the spring, while Hom Beg Bridson, the tailor, was in the house sewing. All of a sudden a great big head broke a hole through the pavement just before him, and came slowly rising up through the hole. THE CITY UNDER SEA – Waldron. Well done, Hom – more power to your elba, man.’ When the Cuckoo got up, the Meadow Pipit darted out from a group and danced round, calling out his name to draw attention to himself, the little fool, and saying, ‘Let every bird hatch her own eggs,’ so poor Cuckoo wasn’t heard. And with that he took one leap on to the little island and put his horse up the sheer rock. He also gave this prophecy to old Juan’ the weaver, who asked him for one: At the foot of Barrule there will be a market town, And as he cried ‘Ta mish Ree ny Ein,’ she flew on top of his head and called out, ‘Cha nel, cha nel, ta mish er-y-skyn.’ There was a strange stillness throughout the island – no children’s voices were to be heard anywhere. ‘He’s very big an’ powerful,’ says she. It seems that when about a fortnight old, the child, as fine a child for his age as you would see in a day’s walk, was left asleep while the mother went to the well for water. Then one of them would be singing out to the dogs, calling them up by name, giving a call out of him: One time the tailor went to Chalse Ballawhane. He landed in Mann and made straight for Culain’s smithy. Colcheragh followed these sounds, keeping close at their heels. It happened one winter’s night that there was a great snow-storm. But once in seven years, when Old May Day is on a Sunday, the isle may be seen. Finn MacCool and all his company; So the horse went under the big table, and the bull went under the dresser and the goat went on the stairs, and all the rest in the corners. The guard-room was just inside the great entrance gate of the castle and a passage used to lead from it, through one of the old churches, to the Captain of the Guard’s room. The dancing was like the dancing of flowers in the wind, such dancing as he had never seen before. The Little Footprints ‘Aw, boy, boy,’ answered Chalse, looking out through the window – people were not bothering with blinds then – and then turning to the clock, he said: ‘There’s no time goin’ to-night: I want to go from home apiece, an’ it’s time I was gettin ready.’ Nobody said a word for a minute or two. So the poor Bird of the Waste was left in the mountains and any day you may hear him cry in a mournful voice: ‘Lhondoo, vel oo cheet, vel oo cheet? The tailor, scandalised, looked round to see if it was the child that had spoken, and it was. The Mermaid of Gob-Ny-Ooyl 3. When they had a quantity gathered they took a boat and put out to sea. He knew he would get small mercy – it their hands if he was caught; he went splashing through the wet mire and keeping off the stepping stones; he knew they could not take him in the water. She met the Caillagh when he was in the shape of a goat, and she asked him to foretell when would be the end of the world. Each Buggane has his own particular dwelling place – a dark sea-cave, a lonely hill, or a ruined Keeill, or Church. So Culain began to make the weapons, and Conchubar waited in the island. The meeting was to settle once and for all the squabbling and fighting among them as to which of them was the cleverest, and it was agreed that the cleverest bird should be king. They made their way as far as an old fort, but the Irish pressed them and slew many of them. When Juan was a big boy he himself saw a thing which he never forgot. Little red bird of the black turf ground, But after a time he began to think that something was amiss with the cows. Sophia Morrison was one of the most important driving forces behind the Manx cultural revival at the start of the 20th Century. Herself’s is the wool, mine is the thread, As soon as they saw this, two of Themselves blew horns and then a host of riders came out of the mill, blowing horns too. The pain never came back. The Fynoderee of Gordon THERE was a man once in the Isle of Mann who met one of the Little Fellows, and the Little Fellow told him that if he would go to London Bridge and dig, he would find a fortune. The people could hear her calling quite plainly, but, behold, a great mist came and rolled down the valley, and shut it from sight. ‘Going to Rome, for the world has fallen,’ said the bull. Birds in Manx folklore. When she caught sight of the great big head she was frightened terrible. It’s apiece to go, but thou’ll be right enough with me. The witch only laughed to see what her beauty had done, and she kept all the men near her by making each think that himself might be the chosen one. At last he flew to a rock, and there sat for hours together, day after day, looking out for the bat. FAIRY WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS FAIRIES - "The fairies are baking," is said of a sunshine-shower. He had a great stone fort on Peel Island, and he could make one man, standing on its battlements, seem to be a hundred. ‘M’Yee!’ said the tailor, throwing down the fiddle. They all came looking their best-there was Captain jiarg, the Red Gumet, in his fine crimson coat; Grey Horse, the Shark, big and cruel; the Bollan in his brightest colours; Dirty Peggy, the Cuttle-fish, putting her nicest face on herself; Athag, the Haddock, trying to rub out the black spots the devil burnt on him when he took hold of him with his finger and thumb, and all the rest. To make of thee a bolster against the wall And away home with her, and her balls of thread. ‘You’ve missed the tide, my beauty!’ The man wished to carry some away with him, but he could not reach them – the rope was at an end. It was covered with a mane of coarse, black hair; it had eyes like torches, and glittering sharp tusks. It is worth presenting it in this 1911 form, as Sophia Morrison conceived it, as the Knox-illustrated edition did not appear until many years after her death, in 1929. Then she awoke and opened her eyes, which were blue as the sea, and when she saw that she was bound, she cried out with terror, ‘Loose me, man, loose me!’ Before he was able to lay a hand on him, the little fella leaped out of the cradle and took for the door. And that was on them for a tax And he sang the song to her: Snieu, queeyl, snicu; ‘rane, queeyl, ‘rane. It hit him on the back of the head, and then it fell into the sea and became what we are now calling the Chickens’ Rock. Mammy is goin’ to feed him, though.’ ‘The bull said it to me.’ And before he knew where he was the Buggane, with the speed he had on him, pitched forward head first down the rushing Spooyt Vooar. But the eagle didn’t like it that a little bit of a bird like Jinny Wren should be over him. Soon the sea put on another face, the wind from westward blew a sudden gale and swelled up the waves with foam. The Making of Mann When he went into battle he looked at the beautiful face in his shield and cried, ‘Help, Teeval.’ May the pot-stick and the round tables, On getting home he told what had taken place, and the father, his face lighting up, declared: On the last horse, sitting behind a Little Fellow, Ballaleece saw his first wife as pretty as a picture, and as young as when she left him. I have been sound from that day to this, but I have the mark on my leg where the stab went through as clear as glass to the bone. Now, as it happened, the husband was coming home from the mountain that day in the little evening, and as he neared the Giant’s house, he saw it all in a blaze of light, and there was a great whirling and whistling coming to his ears, and along with it came singing, and laughing, and shouting. ‘How will I get rich, O Caillagh-ny-Faashagh?’ ‘Aw, I’ll do that for thee, an’ welcome,’ said the tailor. The Charmer carried me to a room upstairs and sent his wife away, and laid me on the floor and locked the door. And as they lay to their trains it all fell out as the witch had said. That my name is Mollyndroat! In the evening the man left the house to go out to the fishing. On the place of my rest, And oh! There are as many as 9424 names generated for the topic Fayrhare Maccowne Name Generator in our database. He ran faster still, he reached the wall, he leaped over it like a hunted hare, and fell weary and spent upon the grass, under the shadow of the church, where the Buggane had not power to follow. Son shenn Mollyndroat cha vow eh dy braa.’. My Mother was sitting at the fire busy spinning, and my Father was sitting in the big chair at the end of the table taking a chapter for us out of the Manx Bible. and 1580; John Doncan was elected Bishop of Mann in 1374. ‘But if I set thee free,’ said Conchubar, ‘thou wilt leave me.’ But the envoys told their master of the richness of the Irish lands and the pleasantness of the air, and Magnus kept it in his mind. But as the first rays of the sun rest upon its highest hills, it sinks into the deep, deep sea. And there is proof of the truth of the saying to this day, for while such nasty things do live in England they cannot breathe freely on the blessed soil. An’ never a one of the Fishing Fleet is riding under the stars. ‘Aw, ‘deed, you’ve spun well, woman, for all,’ says he; ‘there’s plenty done at thee for the weaver.’ And, maybe, it’s because the Herring is King of the Sea that he has so much honour among men. ‘Dost thou see my rough arms, my bony fingers, my hard fists, my – ?’ Now Chalse had power over the fishes of the sea and the birds of the air as well as over the beasts of the field. Son shenn – MOLL-YN-DROAT cha vow eh dy braa.’. When Magnus saw them he shouted: secret: Onnee : grace [Annie] Onnor, Onora, Nora (Lat.) Thorgrim and his men did as they were told and crossed over, but when they were across they put their shields on their backs and fled to the ships. When I looked back over my shoulder, I saw that it was jumping over the big stones and rocks on the mountain side as if they had been butts of ling. I slept last night on the top of the briar, How proud now was Tom, who so found himself the straightest man in the Isle of Mann! Lastly I must thank my friend Miss Alice Williams for her kind help and valuable assistance in many ways. Three of the stories are richly illustrated, and available for online reading and listening read by the author in a gentle Manx … Kebeg When he was getting his things together he heard what sounded like a lot of children coming out of school. His face was white and dreadful. WELL, there was a woman once, and she was scandalous lazy. But this is the hard bread,’ says he. Please note that some names will differ worldwide, so please have patience, and if you feel a name is wrong or is missing please contact me. IT was the time that Saint Patrick was coming on horseback to Mann, over the sea from Ireland. He was that way, his whining howl filling the house, for four years, lying in his cradle without a motion on him to put his feet under him. ‘Come on, boy. And the Glashtan would thee take, for all The fringe of her dress of many coloured seaweeds rose and fell with the ebb and flow of the waves. He cleared the kitchen floor, and then he struck up ‘Tune y wheeyl vooar.’ They began to believe that the Wizard had caught them and frozen them into grey stone. Shayla: A wonderful name for your princess that has the meaning “fairy” Do check out whether any of these names … ‘Then,’ said the fisherman, ‘they dropped off and went agate o’ the flitters.’ ONCE on a time there lived at the bottom end of Cornah gill a family of the name of Sayle, and the Mermaid who had her haunt up Bulgham way was a friend to them. When the Dark Smith heard how the power of the great sword Macabuin had been stayed by witchcraft, he was very angry, and called for his Hammer-man, Hiallus-nan-urd, who had lost one leg when he was helping to make the sword. As well as being the accepted expert on Manx folklore, Morrison was a popular, well-connected and well-trusted person, making her perfectly placed to collect tales appropriate for such a collection of Manx folklore. In one of them, near Douglas, he placed the Cup of Peace, which he knew would be well guarded by the Lhiannan Shee, the Peace Fairy who never left it. Suddenly he saw something flashing at the edge of the waves a few paces from him. That cat said: Bee bo bend it, ‘What are thou blowing on thee fingers for? The little body said to him: The Fish had a strong notion to make Brac Gorm, the Mackerel, king. Various fates await the non-believers. The Fairy Child of Close-ny-Lheiy This night, after the Fleet had shot their nets sometime, the night being still fine and calm, the Seven Boys heard the voice of the Merman hailing them and saying: They turned up the glen, and, all of a sudden the whole crowd, with John among them, were right in the middle of a big camp of the Lil People. But it was not long before the mist cleared, and Tom Beg found himself in a green glen such as he had never seen before, though he thought he knew every glen within five miles of him, for he was born and reared in the neighbourhood. Where did you sleep last night? ‘Yes; but it is not here that I’m wishing to be though,’ said Tom. At once she began to call to them: Ami, Ancamna, Atlantic, Aken, Abia, Aristocat, Anuket, Amunet, Adagio, Atka, Aubrey, Aretha, Axel, Azrael, Ajax, Andesine, Azur, Annona, Aqua, Abby, Ariana, Ace, Andromeda, Amun, Alastir, Astro, Arwen, Altus, Antiope, Axinite, Aengus, Armani, Agrius, Aphrodite, Anubis, ‘I’m not much of a believer in most of the stories some ones is telling, but after all a body can’t help believing a thing they happen to see for themselves. Magnus fought like a lion, but soon he was pierced through the thigh by a spear. One, Evan, however, had to stay about to keep things going, and it happened that one day, after he had the creels set, just at Bulgham, that he pulled the boat in and went up the brow after eggs. The Enchanted Isle ‘I can,’ said the tailor. But there’s one promise I’ll be wantin’ from thee-no matter, no matter what thou’ll see, nor what thou’ll hear, nor who’ll spake to thee, thou mustn’t spake back or it’ll be all over with thee.’ The Fynoderee went to the meadow 10 new random names. It seems they knew the way, night as it was, for they all took it one after another like fun. Well, before that day the tailor was seeing lots of wickedness in the child. When he was a boy he had many a time looked out of the door on moonlight nights to try if he could put sight on them dancing on the lonely shore. And the Fynoderee of the glen, waddling, The crews seemed busy preparing to come on shore, and he heard one little fellow shout: When it came to the last week but one she had only one ball spun, and that one was knotted and as coarse as gorse. In the midst of the drilling and dancing and singing one of them spied Tom, and then Tom saw coming towards him the grandest Little Man he had ever set eyes upon, dressed in gold and silver, and silk shining like a raven’s wing. ‘I know it’s true, for I’ve seen it myself.’. He was working for him then, cutting the meadow hay for him, cutting turf for him, and seeing after the sheep. ‘Who said that to you, little chicken?’ He spoke not a word, then or afterwards. On his return he sent his dirty shoes over to Morrough, King of Ireland, with this message: WHEN Noah was calling the animals into the Ark, there was one cat who was out mousing and took no notice when he was calling to her. Shaela: With Gaelic roots, this also means “from the fairy palace” 49. It was going round from one to another until it came to Colcheragh, who saw, when he had it in his hands, that it was of fine carved silver, and more beautiful than anything ever seen outside that place. It was so black dark that – they could see no hill, and above the uproar of the sea they could hear the surges pounding on the rocky coast. ‘Who said that to you, little chicken? JOHN-Y-CHIARN took the biggest journey in his life without meaning to do it at all. Himself and the wife went to make a potful of porridge one day, and they fell out. A short while after some yawls were going to the haddock fishing from Dalby. ‘Who said that to you, speckled hen? Well, she was too lazy to spin, but she would be pretending to be working hard when the husband was in the house. The husband was asking her was the thread getting near spun, for he said he was seeing the wheel so often on the floor that he wanted to know if she had enough to take to the weaver. By this time Conchubar was feeling that he would give all he had to keep her. He lifted his head, and, behold, there was a fleet of fairy boats each side of the rock, their riding lights shining like little stars on a frosty night. ‘I’ll do that with a heart and a half,’ said Tom. Cap for the head is injurious for the head! Donncadh which gives the surnames O'Donoghue and McDonagh, and the Mx MacDoncan and MacConky in M.R., Doncan, M.R. Rein[a] a queen: Renny “It seems your mother forgot to take the band off last night, a thing people should be careful about, for it’s givin’ Themselves power over the wheel, an’ though their meanin’s well enough, the spinnin’ they’re doin’ is nothin’ to brag about. That minute the pain left me. ‘I will never sleep under a sooty rafter nor drink in the chimney corner.’ But his hatred of other people was as great as his power, and he would not allow any person to come near him except his own servants, and they were evil spirits. ‘Aye, no herring, no wedding. I turned just in time, and ran as hard as I could go down the mountain and the pig after me. She bent closer to see what would happen, and to her great wonder the leaves and stalks grew big and strong before her eyes, and then the buds began to show, and in a few minutes the lovely white flowers were in bloom and the garden was sweet with their fragrance. Jinny Diver, the Cormorant, gave the whistle to fly, and instantly off they started. ‘Ahm goin’ to a big supper to-night. He said: The river Neb shall run red from Glen Crew to the sea, And so saying, foremost in the battle, he met his death. One night he met the blacksmith who was going home from his shop and held out his hand to him to shake hands. ‘There will be a battle between the Irish and the Manx at Creg Malin.’ And the old fishermen say that that battle took place two hundred years ago. My tail’s ended, ‘Can thou?’ ‘I’m going,’ said she, ‘to the country for the day, and you can follow me on foot if you like.’ Likely enough their meeting-place was off the Shoulder, south of the Calf. They are rather inclined to be mischievous and spiteful, and that is why they are called by such good names, in case they should be listening! ‘John,’ says he. THOUSANDS of years ago, at the time of the Battles of the Giants in Ireland, Finn Mac Cooil was fighting with a great, red-haired Scotch giant who had come over to challenge him. ‘Set me free, I pray thee.’ He told them what he had seen, and they made fun of him and would not believe that he had seen any such thing. He made Emergaid his queen and they ruled together, and from them came a long line of Kings of Mann. Manx men have never forgotten Manannan, and this thousand years our fishermen have prayed to him the following prayer, as they have put out to sea. On and on they went, helter-skelter over hedges and over ditches till they got to the Fairy Hill, and Colcheragh was still following them, though on any other night he would not have gohe within a mile of the great green mound. Dy re Mollyndroat my ennym! At first I thought it was some neighbour’s pig and I tried to catch it, but it ran from me and I ran after it. But as it seemeth unto me, There was a loud-voiced dispute between the Magpie and the jackdaw as to which was the best thief. ‘ bang against the partition; then he was half flying, half footing it round the kitchen, turning and going that quick that it put a reel in Hom’s head to be looking at him. Presenting a list of Baby Girl names here if you want your baby name to be inspired by the Celtic heritage, know the meanings for a better understanding. Tom Beg thought that he had never seen anything so splendid as all he saw there. He longed to go into one of these fine houses, but he could not leave his diving bell, or he would have been drowned. The Manx men came after their boats, and there was the battle-red blood running like water! ‘I am King of the Birds, King of the Birds.’. On the newer, second site (RollForFantasy.com), Wait, there's even more! ‘ THERE was one time a Fynoderee living in Gordon. what a wretched sleep! It was a fine easy night with just a touch of soft fog on, and a little air coming down from the mountain as we got to Dreem-y-Cuschaage. Kitterland It's a self-governing crown dependency, meaning it's not part of the United Kingdom, but is a possession of the Crown, so the United Kingdom is responsible for the Isle of Man. ‘Where are you going, goat? The Lhondoo found himself better off in his new home than in the old one, and he did not go back. ‘I’ll spin the wool for thee,’ says the Giant, ‘if thou’ll tell me my name when thou come for the balls a week from this day. The Little Fellows loosed the yokes from the cows’ necks, hopped on their backs, a dozen, maybe, on each cow, and cracked their little whips. Before the words were well out of his mouth the hump was clapt on to Billy Beg’s back. When the feast was coming to an end there was a shout for the joughy-dorrys, the Stirrup Cup. Then they all went on together, Themselves talking and laughing away. ‘What in all the earthly worl’ -! The Isle of Man has a population of roughly 85,000, and has a culture influenced heavily by Gaelic, which includes its language. He was a great Wizard, and he was so powerful that afterwards he was looked on as a god. Little Red Bird ‘Maybe your name is Mollyvartin?’ says she. And gulls shall sip their full of the blood of Manninee.It all came true. ‘The New Christmas is pas’ an’ surely it is no wrong to do a bit o’ spinning to-night,’ though she doubted in her heart if she were not sinning. She had taken tight hold of him by a feather under his great, broad wing and hidden herself. KING MAGNUS BAREFOOT – Chronicon Manniae. With his heels he was stamping it under. Ballaleece mourned for her with a heavy heart and looked for her from Point of Ayr to the Calf; but in the end, not finding her, he married another wife. Nobody never seen the like of it on this bare breas’ before – else where am I at all, at all?’ No doubt the darkness that was caused by the hand of Finn made it hard to see just how it happened. In one part there was dancing to the music of Hom Mooar – that was the name of the fiddler – and when he played all men must follow him whether they would or no. The Tailor made for Marown Church, only a little distance away, and knew he would be safe if he could only reach the churchyard. ‘Dost thou see my sharp claws?’ roared the Buggane in a more angry voice than before. ‘Take that,’ says Scarrag the Skate, and he ups with his tail and gives the Fluke a slap on his mouth that knocked his mouth crooked on him. She was a good mouser, but this time she had trouble to find a mouse and she took a notion that she wouldn’t go into the Ark without one. Then terror seized on the Northmen when they saw the Manx fleet, and they cut their cables, hoisted sails, and cleared away as fast as they could, and Manannan and his island were left in peace. The Wizard’s Palace When the hour came to carry the keys to the captain, two of them would always go together – no man would face the dark passage alone. ‘I am Teeval, Princess of the Ocean,’ said she. ‘An’ will Finn’s teeth go through this?’ A Bad Wish He thought he had best make for home while the footpath above the rocks was visible. When Juan went out in the morning all the sheep were safe in the cogee house and a big hare in with them, with two short lankets on him, that was the brown yearling! Not thine the merry Glen of Rushen yet, boy! The waters of the Neb were reddened by Manx blood when they ran into Peel Bay. However that may be, a while after this they said the sea was surging dreadful, and the men in the boats had to hold to the sides, or it’s out they’d have been thrown. The rest of Kitter’s friends, who had stayed on the Calf and so saved their lives, believed that Eaoch, the cook, had made a plot with the witches of the island to do away with all the Norwegians in Mann, so they brought him before King Olaf to be judged, and he was condemned to death. Then said the king: ‘Are you one of us to-night, Tom?’ As he began to pass under the trees that grow round the house at Ballacurry, a little dog appeared suddenly from the black shadow at the roadside and followed at his heels. I had not gone far when I saw running before me a little snow-white pig. Listen boy, an’ look at the big light tha’s in the kitchen!”‘ Before long they caught sight of the Buggane, and he was a walking terror. Himself and the Little Ones got on well together too, but somehow or other he was never able to get the power over them. ‘What are you doing?’ It seems that he must have lived for hundreds of years, for he foretold a battle that was fought in 1098. I’ll be riding behind one of the men on horseback. So he put it in the smithy window and challenged any scholar who went by to read it. thundered the Buggane, drawing up one big foot and planking it down on the pavement with a thud that made the walls shake. ‘No fear, but I’ll fire some of them,’ said the tailor. A hullabaloo of laughing and making fun was heard outside, and the noise of many running little feet. ‘Bad luck to yourself, my boy,’ say she, ‘for trying to steal a dacent woman’s wool.’ ‘Where are you going, gander?’ said the bull. When Patrick looked about him the mist was lifting, and he saw a great host of warriors round Manannan’s Faery Mound, with the first rays of the rising sun shining on their spears. See here for the meaning of male and female Manx Christian names. Against thee rise in cruel war; The Charmer told my mother I must not go on the mountain alone between the lights again. THIS Finn MacCooilley was an Irish giant, and the Buggane was a Manx giant. 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