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Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

It’s a good time to remember that there are more dangers in winter than just black ice and hypothermia. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

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The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

HAPPY NEWS! The Enchanted Swans is now ON CONTRACT!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! . The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the beloved Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir. . In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fairy princess, born to a life

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National Fairy Day!

In honor of National Fairy Day, I’m reblogging my post on Believing in Fairies. I am an accountant. I believe in what I see, what I can touch, feel, experience. So why do I believe in fairies? Why does my

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Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

Read a brief article on the ‘huldufólk’ (sometimes referred to as ‘elves’), supernatural beings in Icelandic and Faroese folklores. Source: Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

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Why I believe in Fairies

I am an accountant. I believe in what I see, what I can touch, feel, experience. So why do I believe in fairies? Why does my cold, hard, left-brain sensibility still believe in beings beyond our ken? Why do I

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Come away, O Human Child…

Come away, O Human child; To the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. — W. B. Yeats **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and

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Fairies in song, both good and bad

Great article from UCD on Fairies in song, both the good and bad side http://www.ucd.ie/news/2013/01JAN13/280113-Fairies-both-good-and-evil-in-Irish-traditional-music-and-song.html Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out

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