The following is a thread of discussion that took place around June of 97 about finding a new name for home. The name we came up with was Ye'Lyrr'Yen, and here's the discussion that took place: The name Ye'Lyrr'yen came up when Sil suggested we find another name for "Aelfheim" (elvenhome) so people wouldn't become confused and assume it was somewhere in Germany. I was at the beach with a group of friends and I was gazing at the sunny sky, waves crashing in the background, sand everywhere, sea birds crying etc., when the word "Yllirien" came to me. It seemed to express "the land of light and dancing shadows" or "the land of song and shadow" or something like that. The more I mulled it over in my head, the more it felt right as a name for elvenhome. I ran it by everyone and it seemed to be the favorite among several suggestions. I also got some phrases along with the word that went something like "The Star of Yllirien", "The Sword of Yllirien" "The Waters of Yllirien". I'll attach some of the e-mail that went with the discussion:
[Alright, I've gotten one too many confused comments. Apparently when we refer to home as Aelfheim, people think we're talking about the Norse place, and it's understandable they should think so. I think it's time we remembered something we used to call home by, even if it's static as opposed to the flowing words of home. Anyone have any ideas?]
[Here are some ideas from the words we already have:
Irialonde (Land of the One force)
Mileana Leire (Thanks be to She Who Stands at the Border of Dawn)
Lenae Senecar (See the Walking Path of the Worlds)
Londe Lineat (Land of Those Who Walk the Path)
Leire Lirinen (She Who Stands at the Border of Dawn Singing)
Londelirinen (Land of The Song Within the Song)
Irialonde (Land of the One force) I think I like this one personally. Blessings, Sileniel
For a new nickname how about 'Happy Magick Ashran Land'? That's the way that I've always thought about it anyway...
Translate it into Elvish and we'll talk.
Londelirinen (Land of The Song Within the Song) - This could work. Sileniel
Also, let's hear everyone's vote on a new name for Aelfheim.
I vote for either Londelirinen or Oromar (Heart Land) Blessings, Sileniel
Here are some more alternatives to bandy around:
Aliande -- The joyful land
Syldannan -- The Weaving land (liked that one)
Yllirien -- Came to me last weekend at the beach ... It evokes song and bright sunlight on the water, silver moonlight, windstorms, mystery. But where have I heard that name before? Sounds so familiar. Lirinen
8) Sil: Sil:Also, let's hear everyone's vote on a new name for Aelfheim. I vote for either Londelirinen or Oromar (Heart Land)
I like Oromar or the following two
Yllirien -- The land of song, light, shadow (pronounced ih-lee'-ree-en)
Syldanan -- The weaving land (pronounced Sil-dah'-nahn) I vote for Yllirien myself... Blessings, Lirinen
I'm still voting for Yllyren. :)
I still like that sound -- it keeps haunting my brainwaves for some reason. Some phrases that came to mind recently were "the Star of Yllirien", "The Waters of Yllirien", "the Sword of Yllirien" I'm not sure what these phrases are talking about but they each evoked an emotional response. There's a slight difference in the pronunciation you used.. It could be that I'm remembering a slightly different sound than everyone else would remember since I was from a different group of critters.
I like the way Rialian pronounced it on the phone last night: "Ya'lirren" It gives me the glamour buzzies :) See you Wednesday! Two days! Joy! Bounce!
NOTE: The way Rialian pronounced it was Ye'Lyrr'Yen That's the first time it became pronounced like that.
13) email between me and Tal [Tal wrote: A Hypothesis here...could the star, water and sword perhaps be representative of different branches of government? ]
Lirinen: "Areas of Knowledge" or "States of Being" feel closer to me. I have a feeling most government was from the spirit.
Tal: [The stars were believed to contain the shades, and therefore the wisdom, of those who had passed. Therefore the Star of Yllirien may be either a judicial branch or a leadership position. ]
Lirinen: It may have referred to the leader who served the ones who drank held the Star knowledge. I also feel an actual large star that held some meaning or dominated the night sky. I also feel a gem, connected to the star.
Tal: [Water has long held an association with healing powers, this could be viewed as perhaps a medicinal or magical healing school]
Lirinen: The sea itself is a healing cradle and the healers learned much from the sea. I see a pinkish tinge each time I see it.
Tal: [And the sword seems indicative of combat, either military or defense.]
Lirinen: Yllirien itself would galvanize into a sword if threatened. But I think the sword of true balance can be looked at also in this case or the sword that pierces the veil...
I thought about the things that had come through this weekend when I went to Boston...
One was the realm of Ye'Lyrryen coming into focus as an actually formed place we can go to. One was the concensus that a unicorn would be a good totem for the group. And one was me meeting a silver-grey furred unicorn called Nyalla-Noo after having gone to the place that I know as Ye'Lyrryen. I still feel the presence of the unicorn with me, though I don't see it. It seemed that one could dream anything that was in concert with the energy of that place and pull it through into this realm if it was willing to come with.
I'm not sure that this place I visited was the same place Robin went to or Rialian went to. Rialian saw a beach with waves, I saw a plain with a bordering wood, and Robin saw a magnificent city of many colors. It may be many areas in the same realm. But I remember when the name Ye'Lyrryen first came through, I wrote the following in two separate posts:
"It evokes song and bright sunlight on the water, silver moonlight, windstorms, mystery."
"I like that sound -- it keeps haunting my brainwaves for some reason. Some phrases that came to mind recently were "the Star of Yllirien", "The Waters of Yllirien", "the Sword of Yllirien" I'm not sure what these phrases are talking about but they each evoked an emotional response."
But it seems that there are many places there to explore. I think that to bypass the "noise" we experienced, it would be good to learn what the place feels like from a hearts-eye point of view. Once it's linked to emotionally it becomes much easier to go.
Sword Picture by Kyrin
Discussion Participants: Lirinen, Tal, Sileniel