Maighdean Mara

Maighdean Mara For Sean Oh-Eocha The report of a drowning and its circumstances prompted Heaney to represent the happening as the action of a sea-spirit returning to her element rather than that of an unfortunate woman driven to despair and suicide by her narrow, hard-hearted judges. Heaney knew of associated mythology identifying female selkies, said to make excellent wives, but, […]