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  • Celtic Celtic (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Celestial Celestial (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
  • Fairies and Nymphs Fairies and Nymphs (common type)

Aengus is a Fairy from Irish mythology who is counted as one of the great Tuatha de Danann and is a member of the Sidhe. He has four birds flying above his head which take the shape of an ‘x’. These birds symbolize kisses from his great love. It is this image that the ‘xxxx’ s at the end of a lover‘s letter come from. He had a more darker side thougha and he killed the poet, Lugh Lamfada for lying about his brother Ogmaan Cermait about having an affair. He also killed Midir and later was killed by his own step-father Alcmar for doing so.

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