Monday, July 30, 2012


Faeries are strange little creatures!  Most of the time, they're just considered something that comes out of folklore and cultural myths.  Around my house, we believe they exist.  Especially when things go missing!

There have been times in the last few months that keys will go missing, or more recently the belt clip for my husband's phone disappeared. Even this last week they were causing problems around my house with a friend that had stayed here because we were gone for the week at County Fair.  She ended up leaving some chocolate wine and the shenanigans stopped! (I've made a mental note to myself that we need to leave a peace offering for them when we know we're going to be gone for a few days.)  Normally the faeries around my house are just quiet or mischievous. This was the first time that they've been naughty!
Pictures are from the Faerie Oracle Cards illustrated by Brian Froud

Myth and legend says that faeries are humanoid looking creatures, not necessarily with the tiny wings that we always seem to envision them with. I love how Brian Froud depicts the fae.  They are not always beautiful, they are sometimes ugly but they are always honest and truthful, even if in a round about way!  They are usually fond of music, drink, nature, and shiny things. They are so loved and believed in that societies have reports of seeing them regularly. In Ireland they are so believed in that roads were actually rerouted to avoid disturbing the faerie mounds!

The Green Woman card from the Faerie Oracle cards illustrated by Brian Froud

Like the three of us sisters have talked about before, all of the legends that we all hear about (vampires, werewolves, leprechauns, faeries, etc.) all came about around the same age and were spanned across multiple cultures.  How can we say that these things don't or didn't exist when there are so many different stories told about these things?  Personally, I believe that all these this exist.  I believe that they still are out in this world if we only open our minds and hearts to see them.

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