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Gancanagh (IreL), who appears in lonesome valleys, and makes love to milkmaids. Collective names are : the Fair Folk, or Gueede Neighbours (ne.Sc.), polite phrases used to avoid mentioning the name Fairies, which they were supposed to dislike ; the Gentle People, or Gentry (Irel.), to whom old hawthorn trees growing singly were sacred. An old man who ventured to cut down one such tree was
shortly afterwards stricken with rheumatic fever, and the circumstance was declared to be a judgment of the gentry upon him.