Queen Mab

Queen Mab
/mab/
Irish and English Folklore. a mischievous, tantalizing fairy who governs and produces people's dreams.

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Queen Mab «mab»,
a fairy queen in English folklore, who delivers dreams to men when she drives over their sleeping bodies in her chariot: »

Even so dazzling a figure of romance as Maeve, the warrior queen of Connacht, survived only as the fragile Queen Mab of the English poets (Scientific American).


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