Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween and Fairies

Halloween has a long history with all magical being in the fairy realm.
Here's what I found on my hunt for folklore concerning Fae.
~ Fairies emerge on Hallowe'en when the veil between our world and theirs opens
~ It is best to leave them an offering so they do not cause you any mischief
~Iron is said to keep them at bay
~It is best to use a horseshoe which is sacred to the Moon Goddess and shaped in a crescent
~There are thousands of different types of Fae from goblins, fairies, brownies, pixies and so on
~On Hallowe'en Fae disguises themselves in the form of cats known as pooka.
~A Halloween full moon is known as a fairies lamp.
~Avoid Hawthorn trees on Halloween they are the portholes of Fae.

A little Fairy Rhyme

Hallowe'en will come, will come
Witchcraft will be set agoing,
Fairies will be at full speed,
Running in every pass,
Avoid the road, children, children.


Sara said...

Oh those little fairies... how I do love them. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Becca! So much fun! I love all the folklore! Have a great one ;o)