- noun. derived from the ancient Greek 'Tirianaea' and later given a Latin interpretation of 'Tiriangelesa'
A Tirian is a mythological creature of beauty and finesse that was first supposedly encountered in Greek myth.
'Tirianaea' was the name given to the earth-bound servants of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty who allegedly ostracised the Tirianaea from ever again entering Mount Olympus (the dwelling of the Gods) upon becoming jealous of their radiant beauty and intellect. The Tirianaea were subjected to living mortal lives with no recollection of their godly allegiances or past existence. Whilst they walked amongst humans, they themselves remained mystical creatures that retained their unwieldy beauty as a result of Aphrodite's malevolence.
It was believed that whilst the Tirianaea lived long and prosperous lives, their beauty and morality was a burden and were forever vacillating between decisions and emotions due to the memory vacuum of their majestic and autonomous former lives, causing a sense of lost identity that incoherently drove many companions away.
Thousands of years later, Roman theologists (such as Mertullian) made the link between the Greek Tirianaea and certain beautiful women of legend that had such radiant awe-inspiring beauty yet were never seen more than once. These women were known as "cado angelus" (fallen angels). Sighting's of these women up until this point of coalescence, were ordinarily dismissed as visual misgivings (optical illusions). They were given the Latin name 'Tiriangelesa'.
It has long since been a subject of much controversy whether or not the blood line of these 'fallen angels' was diminished during the period of 'Witch hunts' between the years of 1480 to 1700, or whether there really is any proof that such beings ever really existed.