This wee fairy is called Sinann, based on Irish legend of the origins of The River Shannon, a river filled by the Otherworld. It was named after a young lady called Sinann, who happened to be the grand-daughter of Lir, god of the sea. She decided to visit Connla’s Well and ate the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge, although she knew it was forbidden. As a result, the waters of the well rose up, carrying her out to sea and drowning her there. So the River Shannon was formed.
Tonic of the Woods
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