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It would be a mistake to think of the Seelie Court as safe ground where we can rest. There is an old saying that the only difference between Seelie and Unseelie is that the Unseelie do evil in the open, and the Seelie hide it.

Mark Blackthorn, Lord of Shadows

The Seelie Court is a division of faeries and their land, along with the Unseelie Court. They are led by the Queen of the Seelie Court.

Description

Seelie Court faeries expect courtesy and favors to be fulfilled; otherwise, they demand retribution and avenge what they see as insult or offense. Despite the facade of benevolence, they are in fact quite deceptive and self-serving, prone to mischief and tricks. Though faeries cannot lie, they are not always fully honest, often twisting their words and speaking half-truths.[1]

There are several entrances to the Seelie Court. One entrance known is the Turtle Pond in Central Park, which can be accessed by stepping backwards into the moon's reflection on the pond.[2]

The scrying glass of the fey is found in the Seelie Court.[3]

Known members

Trivia

  • A Seelie, potentially secret,[4] Prince may be introduced.[5]
  • In real-world mythologies, the Seelie Court is often considered the combination of the Summer and Spring Courts.

References

  1. The Mortal Instruments (book series)
  2. City of Bones
  3. Lord of Shadows
  4. "the secret prince" — Cassandra Clare on Pinterest
  5. "Seelie Prince" — Cassandra Clare on Pinterest

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