The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77129   Message #1373356
Posted By: Peace
06-Jan-05 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Subject: RE: Origins: Castle of Dromore
"Spirit of the Air" (a Bain Sidhe, or "Banshee.")

The 'Blackwater" s/b black water.

Take no ill wind to hinder us, my helpless babe and me,
Dread spirit of the Blackwater, Clan Owen's wild Banshee

I would interpret this to be a 'prayer' to the heavens--something like, "Please, we need not the wind in our face nor evil spirits to hinder us." Mother Mary intercedes on behalf of the parent and child.