Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth


Susan King

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A group of people from ancient Ireland and Scotland. Used interchangeably with Celt. Also refers to the culture and language of said group. read analysis of Gael/Gaelic


A group of people from ancient Ireland and Scotland. Also refers to the culture and language of said group. Used interchangeably with Gael. read analysis of Celt/Celtic

Da Shealladh

Translates to “second sight”—the ability to see the future and read omens. read analysis of Da Shealladh


A book of praise. read analysis of Encomium


A Gaelic word for the ruler of a Scottish province. read analysis of Mormaer
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A group of ancient people who historically lived in northern Scotland. They famously decorated their bodies with intricate tattoos. read analysis of Picts


Another term for the ancient Gaels. The ancient inhabitants of present-day Scotland. read analysis of Scotti


A spell of protection. The verb form is “sained.” read analysis of Sian


A Northern province in Scotland commanded by Thorfin Sigurdsson. read analysis of Caithness


The province in Scotland overseen by Bodhe and later Gruadh. read analysis of Fife


A large province in Scotland overseen first by Gilcomgan and later by Macbeth and Gruadh. read analysis of Moray

Orkney Islands

The northernmost territory of Scotland. Overseen by Thorfin Sigurdsson. read analysis of Orkney Islands


Sometimes called Dun (or fortress) Abernethy. A fortress in Fife where Gruadh spends much of her childhood and where Bodhe and Dolina live. read analysis of Abernethy


Sometimes called Dun (or fortress) Elgin. A fortress in Moray where Gruadh spends much of her adulthood. read analysis of Elgin



A high-ranking Scottish nobleman. read analysis of Thane


An island off the western coast of Scotland where Scottish kings are buried. read analysis of Iona


A village in central Scotland where the nation’s kings are crowned. read analysis of Scone


A fort in Scotland. The location of a battle between Macbeth and Malcolm mac Duncan. read analysis of Dunsinnan


A Scottish province to the west of Fife and to the south of Moray. read analysis of Atholl

Tír na n’ Óg

Paradise, in Irish mythology. read analysis of Tír na n’ Óg


An armored tunic, traditionally made of chainmail but sometimes made of leather. read analysis of Hauberk


The southernmost territory of Scotland. read analysis of Lothian


People in England of German descent. Often used in contrast to the inhabitants of Scotland, who are ethnically Celtic. read analysis of Saxon

Birthing Chair

A seat made of the arms of men or women on which a pregnant woman sits. It allows her to deliver the baby with the help of gravity. read analysis of Birthing Chair

Saxon Northumbria

England’s northernmost territory. read analysis of Saxon Northumbria

Craig Phadraig

A fortress in northern Moray. read analysis of Craig Phadraig


A warrior woman in Gaelic mythology. read analysis of Bana-Ghaisgeach


A large northern Scottish province. read analysis of Ross


Servants or personal assistants. read analysis of Retainers


The historical record. read analysis of Annals


A Scottish fortress in the eastern part of the country. read analysis of Kincardine


A chieftain or ruler in Norse or Danish tradition. read analysis of Jarl