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Genesis Children of Lir

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Children of Lir  

This elegant piece from Genesis Fine Arts stands a full 45cm high. The Children of Lir are part of Irish folklore.  The story goes that long ago there lived a king called Lir. He lived happily with his wife and four children: Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn. They lived in a castle in the middle of a huge forest. Sadly, Lir's wife died but after a few years Lir  married a woman named Aoife.

Aoife thought that Lir loved his children more than he loved her. Aoife was jealous of the children. Soon she thought of a plan to get rid of them.

One summer’s day Aoife took the children to swim in a lake near the castle.  Suddenly Aoife took out a magic wand. There was a flash of light and the children were transformed into  four beautiful swans, with their feathers as white as snow.  This beautiful piece depicts the moment of transformation.

Please note that due to the size and weight of this product, it is only available for in-store purchase or our click-and-collect service.

Dimensions: H: 45 cm    Base: 28 x 14 cm