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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.

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