Folklore

The Ruler of them All: The Queen of the Fae #folklore

The Faery Queen has always been this powerful, otherworldly beauty cloaked in mystery and whispers. Not a lot can be found in folklore about her, but what is obvious is that she goes by many names and can be found across the globe. The Faery Queen in Folklore The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by …

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Magic Portals and Entrances to Faerie #folklore

Most of the time, portals that lead to the eerie, seldom visited and sought after hidden places are called “magic portals”. Only an elite few even know of their location, which they jealously guard, while some may stumble upon them when the stars align. Magic portals in folklore The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by …

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Pixies All Over the Place #Folklore

Pixies are a fascinating breed of fae. There are so many folklore tales involving them and they find themselves in so many stories from around the world. I had so much fun reading through all the folklore manuscripts containing tales of pixies – but I had to whittle it down to stories particular to the …

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The Wild Hunt Rides #folklore

I like to research the fae that feature in my favourite books because they somehow make their way into my writing, too. For this folklore post, I’m looking at the Wild Hunt. Folklore of The Wild Hunt The Science of Fairy Tales, An Enquiry into Fairy Mythology by Edwin Sidney Hartland [1891]: But the gods did …

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A to Z Challenge

The Importance of Folklore

F is for Folklore. I know, we’ve done this one for F before. But this time it will be different. Everyone is gathered around the fire. The elder pokes at the logs; everyone waits with bated breath to hear what she has to share… Okay, not anymore. In today’s rushed culture, there is hardly time to …

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