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Love Song Of the Fae

Anonymous

Why should I sit and sigh Broo and bracken, broo and bracken Why should I sit and sigh All alone and weary When I see the plover rising Or the curlew wheeling It's then I'll court my mortal lover Back to me is stealing When the moon begins her waning I sit by the water Where a man born of the sunlight Loved the Fairy's daughter Oh, but there is something wanting O but I am weary Coming blithe, now bonny treads he O'er the knolls to cheer me

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Faerie Moon Days

Faerie Moons begin with the first Full Moon after the Winter Solstice. Birch Moon: Moon of Inception and Beginning. Rowan Moon: Moon of Vision, Spirit Moon, Astral Travel Moon. Ash Moon: Moon of Waters. Alder Moon: Moon of Utility, Efficacy, and Self-Guidance. Willow Moon: The Witches' Moon, Moon of Balance. Hawthorn Moon: Moon of Restraint and Hindrance, Summer Moon. Oak Moon: Faerie Moon, Moon of Strength and Security, Bear Moon. Holly Moon: Moon of Encirclement, Moon of Polarity. Hazel Moon: Moon of the Wise, Crone Moon. Vine Moon: Moon of Celebration. Ivy Moon: Moon of Buoyancy and Resilience. Reed Moon: Moon of the Home, Hearth Moon, Winter Moon, Truth Moon. Elder Moon: Moon of Completeness

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                                         Sightings
 
The best times to cath a glimpse of fairies are 'tween times. Shadow time ~ dawn, dusk  midnight. Autumn and Spring are the best times as well.
 
Fairies are said to live in places that are not really anything. Shadow lands - the banks of rivers, a bend in the road, an island off shore, can be a fairy abode.
 
Some signs that you have tread near:
Sudden cold
Unexplained trembling of leaves
A whirlwind or dust devil
A feeling of something crawling in your hair when nothing is there
 
 
                                       Appearnaces
You can't really say, cay you? Some fairies appear beautiful, some withered and old. Some are too small to be seen.  Fairies use glamour to hide themselves from prying human eyes. It can be said that in most observances of fairies, they are wearing some kind of flower, leaf, or moss.
 
 
                                             Special Fairy Places
 
One special place for the fairy race is an enchanted place called Tír na nÓg. This island is said to be off the coast of Ireland. In Tír na nÓg time seems to stand still and it is a place of youth and beauty. Flowers always bloom, there is no sickness or war. A fairy land indeed. Few mortals have also called this place home, having been carried there by Sidhe.
 
Fairy Paths~ These paths are said to run all across Ireland. Humans have been warned not to build upon these paths, known as Ley Lines, for they are underground lines of force of magical happenings, and strange things would happen to those who dwell there.
 
Fairy Raths~ The ancient ruins of raths are still believed to be ruled by the Sidhe. People believe that walking over these places will cause bad luck.
 

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The Wee Folk and Kin
Researched by Brandi from Shee-eire and Celtic Magic by DJ Conway
 
Bean Sidhe (ban-shee) Ireland. This spirit is attached to families and when a member of the family is approaching death, the banshee wails.
 
Brownies- Many names in different regions.
These beings are about 3 feet tall, wearing all brown as a rule. Brownies often take on responsiblities for the house where they live, doing unfinished work. A bowl of milk and some cake will make them happy.
 
BWCA (booka) Wales - a type of Brownie
 
Caoineag (konyack) Scotland. The weeper, a type of banshee.
 
Coblynau (koblerneigh) Wales - Mine sprites. About a foot and a half tall, dressing like miners. These beings are not attractive but are good humored and helpful in finding rich ores.
 
Cyhyraeth ( kerherrighth) Wales - This is another form of banshee. The wail of the Cyhyraeth can usually be heard before multiple deaths.
 
Daoine Sidhe ( theena shee) Ireland - This is a name for fairy people.
 
Dryads - The dryads are known through out all Celtic countries. These are spirits living in trees and are protective of their trees.
 
Ellyllon ( ethlerthlon) Wales - Fairies whose queen is Mab.
 
Elves- This is another name for the Trooping Fairies of Britain. Also a name used for small fairy boys.
 
Fairies/Faeries- Also called Fays. Some fairies are friendly, some more mischevious. Some live above ground, some under or in lakes and seas. Fairies use glamor to hide themselves from humans. There are many ways to protect yourself from fairy magic. Running water deters them, turning your clothes backwards , inside out will confuse them. Bells will also deter them.Other names for fairies are Fenodrerr, Ferrishyn, the GEntry, the Old People. People of Peace, People of the Hills, Pixies, Seelie, to name just a few.
 
Hounds of the HIll - These are the hunting dogs of fairies. They are said to be very large, white, with red ears.
 
Gwartheg Y Llyn - Wales - These are the fairy cattle. These are also said to be white, sometimes with red ears.
 
Phouka (Pooka) Ireland - This spirit can take the form of many different animals and is considered to be dangerous.
 
Kelpie -A spirit of the water, said to resemble a great horse with reeds for a mane. This forse will trick people into riding and then drown them in its lake.
 
Avalon - Apple Isle - This is a Celtic paradise across the sea where Gods and heros were fed on apples.
 
Tir Na Nog Ireland - Fairyland. A place of youth and immortality.
 
More to come!
 
 

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