In mythology, a succubus was a female demon who visited men in their sleep and seduced them, stealing their sperm and draining their life force. By doing so, and causing an addiction to the succubus’ insidious charms, they stole the man’s soul and debilitated him to the point of death.
Often depicted as having red skin, horns like a goat and lower legs like a satyr’s, hairy and terminating in cloven hooves, they were reputed to be able to take on the shape of a beautiful and seductive woman.
In the novel The Succubus Gift, the Telepathic Clans are descendants of an ancient people who once ruled Northern Europe. Genetically, they can interbreed with humans, but they are also quite distinct. The Gifts are not evenly distributed, over fifty percent of telepaths have only one gift, Telepathy. Another twenty-five percent also have Charisma. Only one in one-hundred thousand have one or more of the rare Gifts. Only five percent have more than three Gifts, and one percent have more than five.
In Ireland the oldest people are remembered as the Tuatha de Danaan, the People of the Mounds. In their ancient language the word for Tuatha, or People, was Clan. When the first Gaels, the sons of Mil, arrived in Ireland, they found the Tuatha De Danaan, the people of the Goddess, in control of the land. The sons of Mil fought them in battle and history records that they defeated them, driving them underground where it is said they remain to this day in the hollow hills or Sidhe mounds.