‘A Carpet of Purple Flowers’
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Contains information about characters, places, and other aspects of story. ;o)
· Bethany (Bea) Wolstenholme – Main character
· Brandon Gleem – Bea’s ex. Petty criminal
· Clare – Friend of Leanne and Roxy
· Ellen – Bea’s mother
· Elly – Bistro owner
· Jenny – Bookshop Volunteer
· Jonathan – Lives in the Sidhe realm, Emerias
· Leanne – Brandon’s sister
· Liza – Bea’s best friend
· Mr and Mrs Brough – Shop Customers
· Roxy – Friend of Leanne and Clare
· Tommy Bell – Brandon’s right-hand man. Petty criminal
· Uncle Peris – Bea’s uncle
· Alithia Almana – Daughter of Queen Eliseis
· Anna (Annalen) – Neutral Sidhe
· Anathon Septentrio – Member of The Heaven Stone Order
· Aulis – Guard of Seelie Order
· Kitty (Kitholena) – Member of The Seelie Order
· Chance – Member of The Heaven Stone Order
· Eliseis – Queen of Seelie (Alithia’s mother)
· Roel – Member of The Seelie Order
· Saras Pelori – High Commander of The Seelie Order
· Ulric – Guard of Seelie Order
· Valu - Guard of The Seelie Order
· Asta - Member of the Unseelie Order. The older sister of Pia.
· Delbaeth – Guard of the Unseelie Order. Farmhouse encounter
· Farlyn Aquilon – King of the Unseelie Court ~ The House of Aquilon
· Idorus – Member of The Unseelie Order
· Karian (KEH-RIY-AHN) Aquilon – Prince of Unseelie Court. Bea calls him, Kari.
· Masas – Neutral Sidhe
· Pia - Member of the Unseelie Order. Asta is her sister.
· Soren – Karian’s Confidant & Guard of The Unseelie Order
· Cynthia – Consort to Karian
· Marlene – Friend of the Seelie Court
In the book the Deisi are similar to witches/shamans. They use a magic referred to as Seior. They are neutral in the war, and although some Deisi do favour a Court, they are not permitted, by oath, to interfere with universal balance.
The early histories of the Déisi are obscure. The Expulsion of the Déisi is a medieval Irish narrative of the Cycles of the Kings. It dates approximately to the 8th century, but survives only in manuscripts of a much later date. It describes the fictional history of the Déisi, a group that had gained political power in parts of Ireland during the Early Middle Ages.
The Sidhe Courts
The Sidhe separated in two sects via an ancient war:
· Seelie Court, The – Queen Eliseis
In their realm, the elite of their Order is referred to as the Dekad, which consists of ten main guards, and four elite, called the Tetrad (four elements). The Tetrad have Heaven Stone training. Saras is the high guardian/general commander.
· Unseelie Court, The – King Farlyn of House Aquilon
The Unseelie are ruled by King Farlyn and Queen Halina. Farlyn’s actions caused the Sidhe to divide into two sects. He prefers to keep subjects and lands of his Court separated from Seelie Sidhe. No trespassing! Training with The Heaven Stone Order is not permitted. Karian is next in line to the throne.
Heaven Stone Order, The – Neutral
The Heaven Stone warriors keep universal balance by protecting/guiding souls home. They are neutral in the Sidhe war. Both Seelie and Unseelie can train in their quarters, but only if they take the Orders oath. The Heaven Stone answer to no-one but the Sindria.
· Anathon – Started training at the age of seven.
· Beithir – Name means serpent. The high commander of The Heaven Stone Order.
Sindria – Highest evolution. Elementals. Amanara is the collective name for the seven Sindria. They’re elementals who tend souls, maintaining balance in the universe via the Order of the Heaven Stone.
Amarnae (lost star of the Sindria)
In Norse mythology, Sindri (from the Old Norse sindr: "spark") is a hall that will serve as a dwelling place for the souls of the virtuous after Ragnarök.
Aos Si (Aes –shee) – A higher evolution of Sidhe. Next stage of evolution is Sindria. Not many Aos Si exist now. Folklore says the Aos Si used to reside across the Western Isles, and were the later survivors of the Tuatha De Dannan. In this book, they originate from the Sindria, as do all human gods/goddess’s and beings.
Sidhe (Shee) --- Aos Sidhe. The people known as "The Sidhe" or people of the mounds, or "The Lordly Ones" or "The Good People" were descended from the "Tuatha de Danann" who settled in Ireland millennia ago and in being defeated by the Milesians they retreated to a different dimension of space and time than our own, believed to be living under mounds and fairy raths and cairns.
· Bluebell, The --- A manor house frequented by elite Sidhe.
· Bogle Knowe --- A hill traditionally seen as a fairy abode, on the Southern shore of Lake Menteith, opposite the Inchmahome Priory.
· Bookshop – Named ‘Sevón’ - pronounced SEHVAHN. Where Bea lives and works. Streatham Vale, SW London.
· Calageata (Cala-geat-a) --- Referred to as 'The Swan Gate'. Realm of the Sindria elementals. Home of souls. Meaning of Cala: "castle, fortress" Arabic. Sound-alike Calla is a Greek (and botanical) name that means: Most beautiful. (Most beautiful fortress).
· Coldfall Woods --- An ancient wood in Muswell Hill, North London. Declared a local nature reserve in 2013.
· Dirty South, The – Slang for SW London.
· Doon Hill --- Fairy Hill, Aberfoyle, Scotland. A place seeped in faery lore.
· Dorcha Crùn Theatre --- (Scottish Gaelic meaning ~ Dark Crown) Unseelie abode.
· Emertias – Sidhe home
· Farmhouse – Named ‘Dìonach’ meaning: safe, secure. Seelie escape in Scotland.
· Inchmahome Priory --- Inchmahome Priory is situated on Inchmahome ("Inch" meaning an island), the largest of three islands in the centre of Lake of Menteith, close to Aberfoyle, Scotland. The name "Inchmahome" comes from the Gaelic Innis MoCholmaig, meaning Island of St Colmaig. The priory was founded in 1238 by the Earl of Menteith, Walter Comyn, for a small community of the Augustinian Order (The Black Canons). Inchmahome is also known as “The Isle of Rest.”
· Lake of Menteith, The --- (Scottish Gaelic "Loch Innis Mo Cholmaig"), is a loch in Scotland, located on the Carse of Stirling, Scotland. On the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654, it is named as Loch Inche Mahumo.
· Mitcham Castle, The --- A pub in SW London, Mitcham, Surrey border, where Brandon lives and hangs out.
· Muswell Hill --- North London, UK. Where Kitty lives. Coldfall Woods.
· Nun's Hill --- Bea and Kitty visit. The Nuns' Walk is the name given to the track lined with sweet chestnuts, which delineates the land of the Earl of Menteith from that of the priory.
· Trossachs, The --- In Scotland, where the farmhouse is situated.
· A Carpet of Purple Flowers - A sacred area/garden in an ethereal world known as Calageata. A purple flower represents spirituality and mysticism.
· Guiding light high in the heavens - The birth/brightness of a star (a soul).
The light cannot be extinguished, and represents an aspect of the truth that you carry with you.
· Her little piece of heaven – A visual meditation. Usually a place of unseen existence that higher souls and deities reside, outside the tangible world.
Humans associate this otherworldly place with many names, but Bea refers to it as heaven.
· Agnaya (Ag-naya) --- Means male energy (Yang). It refers to the balance/connection of twin souls.
· Aniya (A-niya) --- means female energy (Yin)
· Flower of Vororbla, The (of karma) --- A secret, sacred flower called Voror. A carpet of purple flowers in the beautiful, otherworldly gardens of Calageata. In Norse mythology, a vǫrðr ("warden," "watcher" or "caretaker") is a warden spirit, believed to follow from birth to death the soul of every person. At times, the warden can reveal itself as a small light or in the shape of a being - known as the elemental Sindria.
· Karma --- Also known as Vororbla. Karma literally means action, referring to past action. A spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). ) A person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
· Karmic Cycles --- All souls (eternal energy) have a past, present and future life. The soul will continue to be born again, until it has learned the spiritual lessons needed to grow.
· Mudra --- The Deisi use a symbolic gesture with their hands, similar to those used in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some Mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers – Hasta Mudras (hand gestures). A Mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity in spiritual practice. The Sanskrit word Mudra can be translated as “to seal, close, or lock up”. Each Mudra represents an idea or force, and each Mudra has an accompanying mantra. A sacred syllable, word, or verse believed to possess mystical or spiritual power. You can either hold the Mudra and repeat its name, or chant the mantra.
· Parted veil - Opening between two worlds.
· Purple Book of Menteith, The --- Folklore of a book found on one of the islands in Lake of Menteith, Scotland.
· Rumi --- What you seek is seeking you. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian, poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
· Septagram --- Also called heptagram, is a seven-pointed star drawn with seven straight strokes. Bea wears a septagram necklace.
· Seven --- The symbolic number for the Sidhe and Sindria. In magical lore and mysticism, seven is a magical number and has mystical powers. It also represents secrecy and the search for inner truth. Seven stars – Pleiades.
· Siarthia --- Akashic record. An Otherworldly library preserving soul information.
· Vororbla --- Karmic cycle, Karma (The Voror is the soul of every being – shows as a light, represented by an unfolding flower).
· Seior --- Magic practiced by the Deisi. An Old Norse term for a type of sorcery which was practised in Norse society during the Late Scandinavian Iron Age. Connected with Norse religion, its origins are largely unknown, although it gradually eroded following the Christianization of Scandinavia. Seiðr involved the incantation of spells (galðrar, sing. galðr) and possibly a circular dance. Practitioners of seiðr were predominantly women (vǫlva or seiðkona "seiðr woman").
· Soul --- The immortal essence of a living thing.
· Soulmate – A soulmate can be a close friend or romantic partner. It is said that we meet them to either teach/learn lessons. Once the lesson has been learnt, physical separation usually occurs.
· Twin Flame --- When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, both souls begin to flow together – becoming one. Should such a deep bond be formed, you have found your Twin Flame. Your flame accepts you as you truly are. Appreciating your beauty and light. However, you must first recognise your own inner light. The quote by Rumi ~ what you seek is seeking you is a metaphor in the book of twin flames searching the cosmos, hoping to re-connect.
· Alptraum (Alp-traum) --- Elf dream. Refers to the play: The Alptraum of Alithia.
· Ameusouya ( Am-e-us-ou-ya ) --- A Sidhe expression/greeting/acknowledgement before a battle, a dance, gathering, and means - You, me, us = All. (Everything is connected).
· Andrew Lang --- was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.
· Circles/Rings --- A magic circle is circle or sphere of space marked out by practitioners of many branches of ritual magic, which they generally believe will contain energy and form a sacred space, or will provide them a form of magical protection, or both. It may be marked physically, drawn in salt or chalk. Fairy rings, are often seen as hazardous or dangerous places, they can sometimes be linked with good fortune. Their names in European languages often allude to supernatural origins; they are known as ronds de sorciers ("sorcerers' rings") in France, and Hexenringe ("witches' rings") in German.
· Cold iron --- In the book, it is an iron that has been sealed with a Seior (magic) incantation, usually by a Deisi. Refers to an old folk lore of cold iron warding off supernatural beings.
· Cottingley Fairies - Folklore - The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, near Bradford in England, in the 19th C.
· Cu Sith --- Sidhe/Otherworldly hound.
· Earl of Menteith, The --- Walter Comyn in 13th C Scotland. Lord of Badenoch, jure uxoris.
· Fingerprints - Fingerprint identification, known as dactyloscopy, is also referred to as individualization. Human fingerprints are detailed, unique (even twins), difficult to alter, and durable over the life of an individual making them suitable as long-term markers of human identity. Fingerprints were used as signatures in ancient Babylon in the second millennium BCE. By 246 BCE, Chinese officials were impressing their fingerprints into the clay seals used to seal documents.
· Fraternal Twins - Fraternal (sometimes referred to as not-identical twins) which are created from two eggs, fertilized by two separate sperm.
Glamour ~ A mental manipulation that Otherworldly beings use to hide from Mortal eyes. Can also be used to create illusions and attraction.
· Heteropaternal superfecundation --- Occurs when two different males father fraternal twins. In common usage, the term superfecundation is often used instead of heteropaternal superfecundation. Sperm cells can live inside a female's body for 4–5 days. Once ovulation occurs, the egg remains viable for 12–48 hours before it begins to disintegrate. Thus, the fertile period can span 5–7 days.
· Lifprasira --- The language used by Sidhe. Hieroglyphic symbols.
· Mead --- An alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, and in adulterated form with various fruits, spices, grains or hops. Mead is known from many sources of ancient history throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. It can be regarded as the ancestor of all fermented drinks.
· Men of cloth --- Any human religious representative or organisation.
· Robert Kirk --- Rev. Kirk, (9 December 1644 – 14 May 1692) was a minister, Gaelic scholar and folklorist, best known for The Secret Commonwealth, a treatise on fairy folklore, witchcraft, ghosts, and second sight. Kirk was born in Aberfoyle, Scotland, the seventh and youngest son of James Kirk. Robert Kirk had long believed that the local Doon Hill was the gateway to the "Secret Commonwealth", or the land of the Fairies.
· Rosebay Willowherb (Fireweed) --- grows over grass disturbances, also known as Fireweed. It is native throughout the temperate of Northern Hemisphere, including large parts of the boreal forests. As trees and brush grow larger the plants die out, but the seeds remain viable in the soil seed bank for many years, when a new fire or other disturbance occurs that opens up the ground to light again, the seeds germinate.
· Sir Walter Scott --- A Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.
· Superfecundation - is the fertilization of two or more ova from the same cycle by sperm from separate acts of sexual intercourse.
· Swan - Relates to Calageata and the past histories.
· Wolstenholme – Bea’s surname. A place in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Named from the Old English personal name Wulfstan - Old Norse holmr ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, translates as dweller at Wulfstan's farm (Wolf Stone).
Motto - In ardua virtus (translation - Virtue against difficulties).
'Keep your light bright'