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Amissio the Alfar

Amissio Alfar is wise.

Her beauty and voice mesmerize.

Desire she gives;

A true love that lives.

You’ll find yourself lost in her eyes.

Favorable For: Love, Health, Truth

Unfavorable For: Wealth, Maintenance

Associations: Taurus and Venus

Elements: Earth and Fire

Latin Translation: Amissio = Loss

The Alfar (also known as elf) is featured in Nordic myths originally but are known by many names in Celtic Mythology and have been incorporated into folklore stories around the world. Amissio the Alfar has a near human appearance and will intermingle with them. She is willing to share her vast knowledge of architecture, navigation, mathematics and (of course) magic with a human student. However she will demand to be courted for this wisdom. One must be persistent to obtain the notice of the Amissio the Alfar and then, be willing to prove themselves worthy of her tutelage. She will not bestow her gifts lightly; patience is a test that must be passed when seeking to learn from Amissio the Alfar. She will also want to know your reason for seeking her knowledge and she will expect the truth. It would be unwise to attempt to lie to Amissio the Alfar. She has the ability to see deception. Be warned, the Alfar are also well skilled in warfare, and she has the physical ability to make you regret any ruse.

Amissio the Alfar is a profoundly emotional being. She is drawn to witness love that is deep, true and sustaining. To see Amissio the Alfar at the beginning of a new relationship is positive sign that it will be a deep and intimate affair. The feelings of each partner involved a resonating in partnership. Amissio the Alfar has appeared to tell you that you are falling in love, in case you didn’t already know. A long-term relationship is budding. Amissio the Alfar also appears when the heart has broken. To see her after a painful parting is an omen that your healing has begun. Amissio the Alfar has arrived to remind you of your beauty and your gifts. If you focus on those skills you are likely to meet new friends and move forward along your life journey.

Soothing broken hearts is only one part of the healing talents of Amissio the Alfar. The medicine of the Alfar is unrivaled. To see Amissio the Alfar after a physical illness is a favorable omen that one may welcome health in the nearing future.

It can be a joyous occasion to lose one’s heart or lose an illness, however it can be difficult to lose a possession. If something is lost, Amissio the Alfar is an omen that it will not return or is perhaps better left to the unknown. With all of Amissio the Alfar’s talents the one thing she falters with is wealth. Perhaps her focus on giving and generosity may explain her inability to maintain her coffers.

Leshiis for Literacy

Laetitia the Leshi has put together a list of books on the fae beings featured in the Fairy Fortunes oracle deck. If you would like to learn more about Alfar, Laetitia and Amissio recommend these literary gems:


  • Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series). Simon and Schuster. Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

  • Hamilton, Laurell K., Merry Gentry (Book Series). Berkley.

Recommended reading age: NOT recommended for UNDER 18

  • Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series). Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Recommended Reading age: 12 years and beyond.

  • Pini, Wendy and Richard Pini. Elfquest (Comic Book Series). Warp Graphics.

Recommended reading age: 14 years and beyond.

  • Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

  • Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings (Book Series). Mariner Books.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Non-Fiction Folklore Resources

  • Briggs, Katharine. The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends. Pantheon Books. 1978.

  • Rose, Carol. Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend and Myth. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. 2000.

  • Rosen, Brenda. The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings. New York: Sterling Publings. 2009

  • Young, Simon and Ceri Houlbrook. Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present. London: Gibson Square 2018

Have you read a book on Alfar or other fae that you do not see on Laetitia the Leshiis' list? Please email me at

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