I suffer a serious case of sleep apnoea. The treatment is to sleep with the aid of a CPAP machine. I love my CPAP. I have named her Caer Ibormeith (Kyr-or Keer-Eebormay) because after I had suffered months of bad sleep and horrendous nightmares caused by the apnoea , she breathed into my nostrils the gentlest of rest and the sweetest of dreams. She transformed my life.
Caer Ibormeith, daughter of Ethal Anbuail of the Tuatha de Danann, lived in Sidhe Uamuin in Connacht. Caer was known by as “Shapely Yew Berry” or “Yew Berry”. She was a shapeshifting goddess who spent part of the year as a woman and part as a swan.
Accompanied by 150 handmaids and servants , she underwent a transformation every year on Samhain, a liminal time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest.
Caer Ibormeith was an independent woman of the old…
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