Lurline, The Fairy Queen
Lurline is described as a magical, intelligent fairy, often depicted as barefoot and wearing a long orange robe. Several variations of [The Oziad] describe her as “shining brighter than the sun, standing taller than the greatest trees,” although this is illustrated in varying degrees.Sometimes only Lurline’s eyes are drawn as brilliant and luminous, and often she is seen as only slightly taller than regular humans.
The Lurlinist Creation Myth
In the beginning, there was only Lurline. Lurline was lonely; there was so much love in her heart, and no one to give it to. So she squatted and birthed the world. Born, it was only an ugly clay ball, but Lurline so loved her child that she took great care of it, and nurtured it as any mother would nurture her babe. Where she stroked and smoothed the muddy marble, grassy fields grew. Where she pinched and poked it, mountains and caves were formed. With every step she took upon it, new flowers and trees sprung forth. Eventually, Lurline grew weary, and laid down upon her creation to rest. Waking, she felt the need to relive herself, and in doing so, formed the oceans and seas. When this was done, she looked upon the world with new eyes, and wept for the beauty of it. Her tears became rivers, flowing across the face of the earth.
Where Lurline had laid the night before, there had grown the Tree of Life, and, its roots quenched by Lurline’s tears, it bore fruit. The fruit that ripened grew immensely large, weighing heavily from the branches. One by one, they dropped to the forest floor and split open. Gryphons, elephants, whales, and all the large beasts emerged from the sticky flesh of the fruit. The branches of the tree barren, it once more began to grow fruit, only this time to a modest size. When the fruit finally ripened and fell, cows, horses, men, and all the medium beasts came into existance. Finally, the tree grew fruit one last time, and from those smallest fruit were born the