Manx Fairy Tales THE
belief in Fairies or Elves was formerly very prevalent in the Isle of
Man, and cannot be said to have altogether died out even at the present
day. The Manx conception of a Fairy seems to be very much the same as
that in other Celtic lands, with, perhaps, a tinge of the somewhat more
sombre Scandinavian superstition. They are supposed to be like human
beings in form and feature, though very much smaller and more
delicately constructed. At a distance they seem to be handsome, but on
closer inspection they are often found to be decrepit and withered.
Understanding the Celtic Fairies in Fairy Tales, ch 1 - Origins of the Celtic people. Dark
forests rise like cresting waves up and down the mountain and hill side
before crashing at last into the sea. The stillness of this dark forest
is broken only the sound of a fairies song which could be heard, long
after the forests gave way to farm and fields.
1877 Queen Victoria took a boat out to a small island in center of Loch
Maree and there like hundreds even thousands before her she nailed a
coin into an old tree, a votive offering for the fairy within in return
that her wish might be granted. Nearby sat a pool which was said to
have cured people of lunacy at one time, and a small glade of trees in
which ancient rituals had been performed only a few hundred years
A Short List of Stories
OLD GWILYM An old man is punished by the fairies for misusing some money they gave to him.
POWELL, PRINCE OF DYFED A
fairy tale of the friendship between the King of Wales and the King of
the Fairies, in this story they switch places earch ruling the others
land so that the King of Wales may slay a mortal enemy of the fairy
About Fairies Read
A series of tales about and from the perspective of fairies. These are
a series of individual short tales which together tell the
tale of how fairies compete and manipulate the world around them.
The story of ancient European fairies of the ancient and primal