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Chapter 8 Fairy Queens in Literature and Popular Culture

Jul 26th, 2018 | By

Chapter 8 Literature, Popculture, and Fairies: Queens in a New Age Thus far we’ve looked at the Fairy Queens in Scottish folklore and several of the named Queens in Irish folklore. These are the Fairy Queens of history and of daily belief who people have been acknowledging for unknown amounts of time. Now as we

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Chapter 7 Una, Fairy Queen of Tipperary

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

The last of the named Irish fairy Queens that we are going to look at in detail is Una, although there are of course more than the few I have presented here. I would encourage people to explore more of the folklore on your own if you feel like you still haven’t found a particular

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The Secret Commonwealth

May 15th, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Kevan Manwaring (The Way of Awen, Turning the Wheel) has just launched a site exploring the life and work of Robert Kirk. Here’s a bit from the site explaining Kirk to those unfamiliar with him: “The Reverend Robert Kirk (1644-1692) is a fascinating, but problematic figure within folklore studies. He has probably

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Fairies – an excerpt

Dec 6th, 2017 | By

Here’s a taster from Morgan Daimler’s new book on fairies… “Fairies have long fascinated and frightened people and a complex set of traditions has risen around them that reflects this. In a Celtic context these beliefs and practices are often called the ‘Fairy Faith’ and represent the sum total of what humans have learned about

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Fairy Queens – Introduction

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first installment of my new work in-progress ‘Pagan Portals Fairy Queens’.  This month I’ll be sharing the introduction to the new book, where we get to know the concept behind ‘Fairy Queens’, cover some basic etiquette for dealing with fey royalty, and share a basic journey to meet with

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Playing with the Ferlies

Nov 21st, 2017 | By

Looking forward to a fun weekend in Pewsey, I’ve been invited to speak at the Gatekeeper Conference on Sat morning so am talking about playing with the ferlies. those of you who know the old song, Thomas the Rhymer, will remember ferlies from there; it’s a Scottish name for the faer folk. They come in

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