Today’s crystal grid.. It’s really been a stressful, difficult few days and my emotions are all over the place. I decided to make a grid that would help me regain some balance!
I chose Fluorite octahedrons (balancing), Amethyst (calming, cooling), and clear Quartz (to lend some love and amplify).
I think next time I’ll add a few grounding crystals as well.
I gathered some info about the elves from the Witcher book series. I tried to collect as much as possible - can be used for writing refferences.
Contains spoilers for the Witcher series!
Both Aen Seidhe and Aen Elle seem to have same appearance - big cat-shaped eyes, attractive features, narrow lips,tall figure, small teeth lacking canine teeth
Elves never built castles but they built châteaux
Aelirenn lead the young elves into the war with humans. The old elves were againts the war because they knew they don’t stand a chance and they could never bring the glory of their people back. They wanted to survive so they decided to destroy their cities and hide in the mountains and wait till the humans die out. They hoped humans would die out. Aelirenn got the support of young elves and lead them into the war. They all got massacred.
Only young elves are fertile and can have children but most of the young elves died in the war with humans or join Scoia’tael.
They’re known for their attractive appearance but still are heavily discriminated by humans.
Humans with elven blood and half-elves aren’t uncommon but they face discrimination and hate same as true elves.
It’s possible to recognize elves just by the way they walk.
Elves look down on humans and feel superior towards them.
Scoia’tael are mostly young elves, it’s typical for them to wear squirrel tails - thats where they got their name from. They enjoy killing humans but sometimes spare innocent ones.
Elves weren’t first who arrived to the Continent. Gnomes were the first to live there.
They’re long lived same as Tolkien’s elves
During the war with Nilfgaard Scoia’tael sided with Nilfgaard because they were promised to have their own land. Francesca Findabair - the ruler of Dol Blathanna “an elven state” let Scoia’tael be massacred even though they could have stopped fighting and return to Dol Blathanna to protect it. Francesca said she is forbidden to help Scoia'tael in order to have peace with Temeria and Kaedwen. It was Emhyr’s order. Filavandrel protested because elven children - Scoia'tael - the last hope for the future for Aen Seidhe died in vain and were massively massacred every day by humans even though it could be all avoided. After the war Scoia’tael were forbidden to enter Dol Blathanna and were labeled as war criminals. Remaining leaders of Scoia’tael units were killed. Only Isengrim Faoiltiarna managed to run. The rest of Scoia’tael became exiles and were hunted.
If Scoia’tael captured humans they used pretty cruel torturing tactics on them
Their architecture is so beautiful no human could ever build anything as breath-taking as elven buildings
Avallac’h mentioned sex being boring for elves after they become over 100 years old. Humans on the other hand were never tired of it so bored elf females and males decided to have sex with humans. Elven females ovulate once in 10-20 years but they ovulate every time when they reach orgasm with male humans. There isn’t any explanation for that.
Half-elves usually share lot of elf features
It seems Aen Elle find humans more disgusting than Aen Seidhe do. Aen Elle can hardly imagine having sex with humans. They took over different world inhabitated by humans and killed them, they only keep female humans as slaves.
Its impossible to tell their age. 30 years old elf looks the same as 130 years old one.
True Aen Seidhe rarely find humans attractive.
Make up was invented by them and humans started using it too.
In some lands marriages between humans and non-humans are forbidden
Humans are disgusted by these marriages but they still happen and its practically impossible to find humans without Seidhe Ichaer - elder blood in them.
Elves dont make differences between girls and boys when raising them (for example they both learn to ride on horses, shoot from a bow etc.)
Elves arrived to Continent 1000 years before humans did
Elven cities were rebuilt by humans to human cities for example Novigrad, Oxenfurt, Vizima, Tretogor, Maribor, Cidaris, Cintra
Geoffrey Monck went to Loc Muinne to convince elves to accept human kids who were to be taught by elven mages. After few years marshal Raupenneck from Tretogor went to Loc Muinne and killed all the elves living there. That’s how the war between elves and humans started and it ended at Shaerrawedd where all the elves were massacred
Elves move faster than humans
Their clothes usually have their favourite leaf pattern
Scoia'tael dont wear armor
They believe if you visit place where something important happened it may happen again
Elves are bound by their land - territory while dwarves live in clans - thats why its easier for dwarves to live among humans than for elves
Elven callendar is divided into Solar holidays - Solstices (Midwinter, Midsummer) Equionoxes (Birke, Velen) and Lunar holidays - Imbaelk, Belleteyn, Lammas, Saovine.
Elves are usually in good body shape/condition
Very low percentage of elven blood in humans wont influence human features and no one can tell if the human had some elf ancestor
Aen Saevherne are small group of elves who are known for their big knowledge on various subjects, they have prophetic powers and knowledge of magic though not every elven mage is Aen Saevherne. Known Aen Saevherne are Auberon Muircetach, Lara Dorren, Avallac'h and Ida Emean aep Sivney.
Lara Dorren was destined to have an unordinary child. She felt in love with a human - Cregennan of Lod and got pregnant with him. Their relationship wasnt accepted well by some humans and elves and humans were the reason why both lovers died. Before Lara died she gave a birth to her child who got saved and could pass Lara’s gen on.
Aen Seidhe and Aen Elle dont share the same language - Aen Seidhe talk in Hen Llinge while Aen Elle talk in Ellylon.
Torc is a symbol of a ruler. Auberon wears one.
Elves hardly show any emotions in front of humans and dont talk much to them
Aen Seidhe eventually left the world of humans through the Gate - according to Nimue they took all their art and statues or destroyed them
In Minoan Thera, now modern day Santorini, the Goddess was worshiped above all. “She was the …perpetual motion machine that woke the dead and spun the earth on its axis with her erotic energy.” This erotic energy was venerated as the essence of “cosmic vitality”. At the center of Minoan culture, sacred feminine sexuality. Elaborate rituals and rites were dedicated to the Goddess, and these practices were mirrored in rites of passages and archetypal role models that exalted womanhood at large. Before the rise of the patriarchy and villainization of female eroticism, worship of the ways of the Goddess was the widespread norm…
If 13 years in Catholic school taught me anything, Its that the patriarchy does NOT deem female sexuality holy. Nor the female body at large. She is not seen as the “heiress of the primeval creatrix” as women were in Thera, but instead as the “origin” in original sin. Her body up for debate, demonized. Her fire vanquished before it can spread in all its glory. In my high school “morality” class, it was even demonstrated to us that female sexuality is a flame, like that of a candle. And if said female chooses to pleasures herself, or decides to have sex outside of holy matrimony, she is extinguishing this flame, never to be replenished. Truly disempowering lessons to teach a 16 year old girl as she comes into her age of pleasure.
In other words, the fall of the Goddess continues to reverberate far and wide in the way we bar and ban our women from fanning the flames of their innate feminine wiles. The feminine everywhere has been subjugated and devalued for too long.
Its high time we reclaim our throne on the throes of rapture. Its time we own our sensual limitlessness and the mesmerizing nature of our curves. Its time for the Goddess to rise again.
Quotes via the incredible book “Seductress” by Betsy Prioleau