Unseelie as in Unseelie Court: The Unseelie Court consists of the malicious and evilly-inclined fairies (the aos sí, who are generally described as stunningly beautiful, though they can also be terrible and hideous). Unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. As a group (or "host"), they appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting elfshot at cattle.
The words "seely" (with other forms being seily, seelie and sealy) and "unseely" are Scots, Northern and Middle English terms meaning "happy", "lucky" or "blessed" and "unhappy", "misfortunate" or "unholy," respectively.
Model: Alexander L.
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