Immortal 'Falias of the North'
This evocative illustration from Daphne Allen was exhibited at the Burlington Gallery in May 1937.
It was among a series of illustrations inspired by Gaelic legends. In this particular image, Allen has depicted one of the
four immortal cities at corners of the World - Falias of the North.
Falias of the North was a legendary crystal city of ice-green spires. Finias of the South was golden and flame-lit, Gorias
of the East was a city of gold and gems and Murias of the West was the city beyond the sunset. The immortals dwelling
in these cities were the Tuatha de Danaan (people of the Goddess Dana, the Earth Mother). They brought to Earth four
treasures including the Stone of Destiny (said to be the same that until recently was in the Coronation Chair at Westminster
The Tuatha De Danaan (otherwise known as the Shee), were akin to the Gods and dwelt in Ireland and Scotland for many
years until the coming of the first Gaels, the Milesians. The Milesians, in turn, ruled the land and won the mystic Stone of
Destiny. The first of the mortal kings of Ireland - and later Scotland - were crowned upon the Stone and from the it came
direct to the present.
This Gaelic legend relating to the Stone of Scone differs significantly from the traditional Christian version, wherein the
Stone is identified with that on which Jacob rested his head at Bethel.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
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Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 8x12" sheet
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Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
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Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Daphne Allen and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
Our large format reproductions
Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years
of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Daphne Allen and this
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