“I am the noise of the sea.” or “I am the wind on the sea.”
Alexei Kondratiev relates this line to the first full moon of the Celtic Year being between October 30th and November 25 .
“The edge of the sea appealed powerfully to the Celtic imagination. It was a boundary between our world and the Otherworld, for if one sailed west across the ocean, the securities of earthly life would be left behind…” – The Apple Branch
The direction of west has special significance in Irish culture and lore as does the sea. When one dies they seek out the islands in the southwest known as Teach Duinn ( the house of Donn) where Donn, one of the Sons of Mil, met his death.
The sons of Mil were pushed back beyond the 9th wave to wait out the battle the Tuatha De Dannan had prepared for them.
The sea has always been a strange and wonderful place, full of mysteries and
By singing out ” I am the wind on the sea.” Amergin claimed very first the unknown and the wondrous.
With the translation(from Kondratiev) “I am the noise of the sea” He claims the role serving as a warning sound to remind us of our spiritual duties in the dark half of the year.
He takes on the idea of death and unknown (change) and binds himself with the familiar void of the Ocean that presented itself as the first challenge. It introduces the giamos (winter or dark) life and encourages us to turn inward, “to replenish our souls in the nourishing darkness beyond ourselves”
–first part of this project we will see how this goes….