Nicknames: Ny, Nyie, Lala
swiftly runs the Sun in the sky
Meaning: “Sky; energy.”
Nicknames: Nw, Noo
Detail: Variation of Nwyfre. Nwyfre appears to be connected to the somewhat familiar Middle Welsh word
nwyf meaning “energy” or “vigour”.
Nwyfre itself is demonstrated as a poetic word in various medieval Welsh manuscripts, where it means “sky” or “heaven” or “firmament”, and figuratively the “ether”.
As an element, nwyfre is the source of life and consciousness, and modern Druids often refer to it simply as the life force. Its image in nature is blue sky.
Druid Revival lore contains a set of three elements that first appears in Iolo Morganwg’s writings. Whether it’s an invention of Iolo’s or a surviving scrap of some older teaching is anyone’s guess, but the three elements have been part of Druid Revival teaching ever since his time. Their names are
Nwyfre, Gwyar, and Calas.
In the Book of Taliesin:
Welsh: “atwyn heul yn ehwybyr yn nwyfre”
English: “swiftly runs the Sun in the sky”
Meaning: “New air.”
Detail: This is name is formed from
nov meaning “new”, and aria meaning “air”.
Novara is a city in Italy.
Meaning: “Bird, water spirit.”
Nicknames: Hum, Humi
Detail: A mythical high flying bird which symbolises freedom.
Huma which has a Persian origin is Bulah in Arabic. It is supposed that in the word Huma, hu represents “spirit”, and mah originates from the Arabic Ma’a which means “water”.
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Pronunciation: (neh-FEH-lee); (NEF-eh-lee)
Nicknames: Nephie, Nefi
Detail: In Greek legend, Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her.
Nicknames: Lar, Larky
Detail: Lark is a type of lighthearted, playful songbird.
The River Lark is a river in England, which crosses the border between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
Lark means “Cloud” in Australian Aboriginal
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Meaning: “Morning wind.”
Nicknames: Zafa, Zafi
Detail: In Professor Tolkien’s Elvin language of Quenya, Tuilë is the name for spring
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