Maia Beltaine (Fairy) (Bookmark)

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This bookmark features Maia, the May fairy, and tulips, because they bloom in May, and they are red and white, because those are Beltaine colors.

A tidbit about Beltaine (paraphrased from various sources):
Beltaine: Basically at the beginning of May, celebrated anytime from the 1st to the 5th (or for several or all of the days therein). Also known as May Day, often thought of as the beginning of summer, but technically the last of the spring holidays. Traditional colors are red and white, it's a big big fertility holiday, and the Lusty Month of May (from Camelot) always inevitably gets lodged in my brain at this time of year. May poles are a tradition associated with this holiday. Also bonfires. And it seems like everything is bursting into bloom, which is kind of nice (unless you're allergic to pollen).

A tidbit about Maia:
Maia is one of the 13 fairies that I made up once upon a time (ha ha, no pun intended...ish) when I was a composing a (as of yet and probably perpetually) unfinished story about Sleeping Beauty. There's one for every month, plus one extra. They have all sorts of alliances and suchlike and are at war, and elemental, and all have weird names that are vaguely associated with their month names, function, or holidays therein.
Maia is the fairy of May. She's pretty neutral as far as faerie alliances go, following in Mellie's (November) wake a little. Her name is drawn from Maia, a Greek goddess who put the stars in the sky, which gives her a kind of dreamy far off quality that wildly contrasts with the themes of Beltaine, the major holiday in her month.

This bookmark measures 2" x 5 1/4". All my bookmarks now come in plastic sleeves!