The Etain Sterling Silver Celtic Earrings design embodies the Celtic ideal of the spirit of pure gaiety and splendor so beloved by the Celts. Etain was a fairy princess who by evil magic was reborn as a human child who grew up to be the most beautiful maid in Ireland. She married the King of Ireland but one day her fairy husband, Prince Mider came to reclaim her. He invites her "O Fair-haired woman will you come with me to the marvelous land, full of music, where the hair is primrose-yellow and the body white as snow?" Eventually she agrees to return with him. But her human husband cannot bear to live without her and goes to war with fairyland to regain his queen.