Encyclopaedia of Talamh Mathaireil
This is a collection of information I have put together about the world of Talamh Mathaireil, or Tirdh for short.
The world has many names, and is called a different name by the various peoples spread across the globe. Most of the names are linguistic variations with the common meaning of "Mother land," representing the relationship of the peoples as children with a nurturing earth that provides their food, shelter, and livelihood. Some of these names include Talamh Mathaireil (Elvish), Tirdh (Gaeldric), Morland (Dwarvish), Móðirland (Norse), and Modira (Anglic).
Tirna Bàra is another name for this world, meaning "land of death". It was believed that this mortal world is the world of death.
Cionn or Tirna Saol, is the land of "life", where good souls go to once they die.
Faoi or Tir Thios, is the land of "death." This is where souls go
Leadership of the Church of the White Flame, under the belief that the reference to a nurturing "mother earth" reflects pagan ignorance and blasphemy, has begun indoctrinating church members in the use of the word Deiterra as the name for the world. Deiterra comes from the Laet words meaning "land of God" or "God's land." Many Gaeldric peoples, under the influence of the Brothers of the White Flame in their stone abbeys, have taken quite eagerly to the term Fearandhe or Fearanathar, meaning "land of God" and "Father land," respectively. Despite the only difference between Fearanathar and Tirdh being the gender of the All Being presiding over the land, the Church considers this name acceptable due to the shift in portrayal of the All Being from a maternal to a paternal role.
Inside you will find anything you would want to know about this world of many names, as well as its sister-world: Faerie.