Advance of the Shadow King


Cape Coral, United States

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Art Project of subconscious reality.
So, here are my faeries.

The darker one is a Gancanagh, the Shadow King.

Land of Origin: Ireland.
Other Origins: None known.
Other Names: In Scotland and Cornwall he is the Ganconer.
Element: Air.
Appearance and Temperament:
The Gancanagh (Gon-cawn-ah) is a male faery who materializes in lonely places and attempts to seduce human females, who will eventually die of love for him.
Time Most Active: All year.
The Gancanagh is rarely seen any more, giving rise to the rumors, that he, the last of his kind, has died.

His trademark is an Irish clay pipe which he is always either holding in his hand or has clenched in his teeth. If you notice a man in a lonely place who has a pipe but he is not actually smoking, this may be the Gancanagh. Faeries hate smoke, and cannot inhale the stuff at all.

Feminists speculate that this faery is no more than a fear-form created to control women by frightening them into staying close to home.

Where to Find Them: Unknown.
How to Contact: He may not be able to be contacted because he is either dead or not a complete being.
Magickal and Ritual Help: None.


Medium: Koi Watercolours
Paper: Cold press 140lbs

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