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Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág May 16
Hungarian legend says Fairy Queen Tündér Ilona and Göncöl, the legendary shaman sacrificed their magic powers to help people escape the Tatar invasion. They promised to return in 777 years when their powers regenerate. 2019 is the 777th year since then... 1/2
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ELijAH BARNS May 22
Fairies have a very mild strawberry scent. So if you walk into a room or garden and you can smell strawberries but there are no strawberries to be seen, a fairy has more than likely been there.
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Fiona Bridget May 16
Áine an Irish goddess associated with midsummer and the sun and is sometimes represented by a red mare. She is remembered in more recent times as Queen of the Fairies and often joins them in their woodland fairy rings. 🧚‍♀️ Art: Eve of Saint John, Edward Robert.
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Tom Stanger May 23
The Ysbryd Pren were spirits which followed people through the woods at night, making the sound of footsteps. Hearing them was a sign of bad luck, to see them was an omen of death, so if you hear footsteps behind you in the woods at night, don't turn around
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Historium Unearthia May 16
Enchanted forests are described in the oldest folklore. Home to fairies, witches, and monsters, the forest can feature as a place of threatening danger, or one of refuge, or a chance at adventure. (Img: A. Rackham")
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P J Richards May 16
🌿🦄🌿Unicorns were said to live within deep forests, as the magical refuge of the wildwood reflected their liminal and secretive nature.
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Lore, Land & Spirit May 22
Faery Lore, never call them faeries, they don’t take too kindly to this, fair or good folk is acceptable. Always be honest, as they know if you have lied to them & don’t like that. Wearing “green” also not advisable, as they see this colour as belonging to them
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All Hallows' Haunts May 23
Ireland, 1895 - Believing she had been replaced by a changeling, Michael Cleary set his sick wife Bridget on fire. She is remembered with this rhyme: "Are you a witch, or are you a fairy, or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?"
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Eliza Bee 🌿 May 16
NEVER pick up a comb you find lying on the ground as it could belong to a Banshee who'll then follow you home & wail around your house & bang the walls, doors & windows driving you mad until you return her comb to her through a window with iron tongs.
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P J Richards May 23
✨🍄✨Fairy Rings, circles of toadstools that appear in fields, are said to be where the Fae dance. If you run 9 times around one at the full moon you will hear their music & singing - but beware, if you run widdershins (anticlockwise) you will be lost forever!
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Maude Frome May 15
The Oak tree is King of the Forest. Sacred to the druids, its energy brings courage, strength & endurance. A rare 80 years of marriage is an oak anniversary. Img: The Major Oak, Sherwood Forest. Over 800 years old & believed to have been Robin Hood’s hangout.
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Ailish Sinclair May 22
In Scotland bluebells are associated with both witches and fairies. Bluebell woods are gathering places for fairies, while witches use the flowers in spells to transform into hares.
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Hannah Spencer May 16
An ancient rhododendron. I had no idea they turned into this! Surely a home of strange creatures
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Maude Frome May 22
In it is said that a child alone in a bluebell wood will be whisked away by faeries forever. If an adult goes into a wood to pick bluebells faeries will lead them round in circles for hours, if not days, until someone ventures in to rescue them.
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Olivia Armstrong May 16
Seen at the edge of forests in eastern France, teasing travellers, dangling strangers by their hair over waterfalls, The Dames Vertes are friends with the wind. They dress in green, emerge from ferns and leaves smelling of earth, mould and death
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ELijAH BARNS May 15
Pan, the notorious woodland deity could be a helpful creature but he also had a dark side, in which his magick & terrible cry caused the unreasonable hysteria which many people experience in a dark wood. From this behaviour came the word we know as ... 'panic'!
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Lore, Land & Spirit May 15
There is a Celtic tradition of faerie women who appeared as deer. In Scotland, the Isle of Jura got its name from the Old Norseword for deer, dýr-ey, and was inhabited by seven huge deer-goddesses who lived within the woods with their herds
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Mark Rees May 23
"The fairies of Wales were fond of their pets. Now and again, their fairy dogs, just like any other dogs, strayed from home, and when lost, sought for them, and rewarded those mortals who had shown kindness to the animals." Welsh Folklore (1887)
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Katherine Soutar Artist May 23
The Green children of Woolpit, Suffolk. Were they fair folk who strayed into our realm from theirs and became trapped? Only the girl survived and eventually lost her green colour. Though she was always considered ‘rather wanton in her conduct’ Art self
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Alexandra Epps May 16
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