Dallán’s mother was murdered when he was thirteen and he never knew his father. He lived in the forest alone, surviving by using his gift with plants to grow food. Eventually he was taken in by an sorceress who helped him learn basic magic and gave him direction and purpose. In his later wanderings he came upon an ancient ruined city where he stayed and explored for a long time. One day at midsummer he bathed in the lake by which he lived, and fell asleep on its shore.
Darién, the goddess of the sun came to him as he slept. Darién had placed severe restrictions on Mendarién to limit his ability to interfere with their people. She thought Mendarién’s fathering of Dallán was merely another attempt by Mendarién to circumvent her laws by creating an avatar to do the things Mendarién was not allowed. Darién came to bind Dallán, or perhaps destroy him to punish Mendarién. However when she saw Dallán she realized that he had his own soul and purpose. She saw his potential as a free guardian of her children and decided instead to bless him with her power and enhance his natural magic. Dallán thought he was dreaming when she came to him and was more awed by her majesty than afraid. ©Siriusstar76