thewinedarksea: @femmefatalenet‘s gtkm → day …

thewinedarksea:

@femmefatalenet‘s gtkm → day six (favorite mythological being)
leanan sídhe

in celtic folklore, the leanan sídhe is a beautiful woman of the aos sí who takes a human lover. she is generally depicted as a beautiful muse who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death.

the name comes from the gaelic words for a sweetheart, lover, or concubine, and the term for a tumulus or burial mound.