Welcome to Tursan Tuesdays, where I take you on a journey through the Celtic world.
**Before we get started, let me first provide you with a list of common spellings for the magical and mystical beings we are discussing today: faerie, fairy, fayerie, feirie, feyrie, ferie, pherie, pharie, etc.! I, personally, prefer “faerie” so we’ll go with that.
Ok, moving right along…
When we think of faeries, many of us think of the cute little fluttery beings that look like miniature humans with gossamer wings.
…and in the world of Disney, they are.
However, lurking in the shadows and hiding in plain sight are the daoine sìth, the faery people.
The Gaelic Celts believe the daoine sìth to be their deities lost in the mists of time, and the advent of Christianity.
The daoine sìth can be cute and sparkly, or they can be monstrous and horrifying. They can be mischievous, or evil, or they can be good and helpful. Sometimes it depends on how you treat them, sometimes it’s just ‘cause they feel like it.
They may be small, they may be the same size as human beings, or they may decide to change their shape at will.
Many believe the faeries are all around us. They could be your neighbor, they could live among the flowers in your backyard, or they could even appear to you in your dreams.
So talk to me. What do you think? Do you believe in faeries?