Etain, Irish Queen wooed by Etain, 90mm scale miniature.
Midir, a Fairy Prince left his first wife Fumnach and married
Etain, the fairest maiden in Ireland. Fumnach sought revenge and using
magic turned Etain into a Butterfly and using a storm blew her far away from
Midir. She struggled for seven years until she found Angus of the birds,
a fairy god of love, who kept her safe in his palace but couldn't break the
spell. But Fumnach discovered where she was and caused another wind to sweep
her away. Etain was blown into the palace of the King of Leinster and
landed in a goblet of wine and swallowed by the queen. Nine Months later the
queen gave birth to Etain as a mortal girl. When she grew up the High King
of Ireland saw Etain and married her. Midir wanted her back and challenged
the King to a game of Chess. Midir won the right to kiss Etain. Etain began
to remember her previous life and once again fell in love with Midir. Midir
took her in his arms and floated out of the palace, turned themselves into swans
and were never seen again.
The figures are painted by experienced Irish artists and were designed by internationally
famous miniature designer Alan Dickinson. Also available as hand painted and vibro metallic finished
Other figures in this range includes:
A mighty warrior, 'Hound of Ulster'.
Medb, Queen of Connaught, enemy of Cuchulainn.
lover of Cuchulainn.
Le Fey, enchantress and enemy of legendary Arthur of Camelot
woman that was the centre of a war between Welsh and Irish clans.
Queen of the Iceni, lead a rebellion against Roman rule in Britain.