Ireland is an
ancient land whose origins are lost in the mists of mythical
prehistory. Fortunately much of this prehistory has been
preserved by the seanchaithe or traditional story
tellers who would relate the sagas of great warriors around turf fires at night. In time, these traditional
stories were written down by scribes, but some what
imperfectly. However, the closest any of these
manuscripts come to a history is Lebor Gabála Érenn
(The Book of Invasions), which relates the arrival of the
Tuatha Dé Danann and their bitter victory in the Second
Battle of Moytura.
Sadly, much has
been left out of even the Lebor Gabála Érenn and it
is only recently that elfin sources discovered and
translated from the original Quenya by J. R. R. Tolkien have
become available, although with very limited availability. A
small part of this treasure trove of information relates to
an elf named Ailbe, who with her father Calatar, escaped
from Kiertotähti when it was destroyed by Moriheru,
the Black Wizard. Here, on Earth, Ailbe and her father were
deeply involved in the rise of the Tuatha Dé Danann in
Érieann. And a part of that story is the saga of
Dearbháil and Cassmail, their tragic love and how their true
love overcame all.
Dearbháil's Song, we are proud to add their love story
to the tradition of Lebor Gabála Érenn and thus fill
in some of the missing pieces as well as reveal the extent
of elfin influences upon our Irish prehistory.
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