Now, Sith just means jedi of the dark side, and while it is nice to have some clarity, the magic just seems to be gone.
But since I am bored today, I'll push it a little farther. Sith, in Gaelic, evidently means fairy. Now, while I usually think all mythology allusions to be super cool, Darth Vader - the guy named Skywalker after the Norse trickster Loki, the guy whose name is a twist on Dark Father (a little foreshadowing back then), is now the Lord of the Faeries??? Just doesn't seem right. I wondered if it was an accident or intentional on Lucas's part. We have talked about faeries here, some, but not enough for me to know this. I couldn't find out, although I did find a large history of the Sith (Star Wars-style, not Gaelic) at How Stuff Works, of all places (and they do mention the faerie thing.
Pushing on along, I found a website called Cu Sith. It seems to be a start to a collection of mythological articles. I was not very impressed by it yet, as there are more links to buying things, progressive newsletters, and other stuff than actual myths, but it might be interesting to check back there every once and a while to check it out to see how/if it evolves.
The interesting thing about Cu Sith is the name. A cu sith is a faerie dog. It is huge, so huge that its paw is as big as your hand and bigger than a bull. It foretells death, like so many other of the black dog ilk, but in this case, what separated the cu sith from those other dime-a-dozen dogs is that he's green. Yep.
You really got to feel sorry for the cu sith. While he is environmentally friendly and all, from what I've learned from Kermit growing up, it's not easy being green.