21 – Amadan: The Dark Fool of Madness

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Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old and clever, and far from perfect.

In fact, one of their own is so insane he is believed to be the most dangerous, and terrifying of them all. Forget your Red Cap, Sluagh and Black Shuck, the Amadan is the most dreaded of all the Good People.

He is erratic, attacking randomly. One touch from the Amadan will paralyse the body and turning your minds insane. And guess what?… he is most prevalent in the month of June.

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In this episode, Kitty ponders why Amadan is let loose during June, looks at true accounts of people who have witnessed or fallen victim to the Amadan and asks:

Is it possible the Good People try to protect Humans from the Amadan?

Could we be the cause of his cursed madness?

Is there any way of defending ourselves from him (apart from running fast)?


As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you to read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience visit Kitty at:

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Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Cursed Lullaby’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Realm of Hope’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Memories’ by Jonathan Segev.


‘The Madman’ poem by Khalil Gibran (1918). Read by Zed. www.fiverr.com/zornaph
Lady Gregory read by Niamh.
‘Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland’ by Lady Augusta Gregory. Published 1920.
‘The Fairy Fellers Master Stroke’ by Richard Dadd. www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/dadd-the-fairy-fellers-master-stroke-t00598
‘The Fairy Fellers Master Stroke’ song by Queen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEnMPurHYak

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