Did you know… it is bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on?
But don’t despair, there are things you can do to keep on the right side of good fortune. If you see a funeral procession approaching, turn yourself around, and walk at least three steps in line with the funeral march.
Or, if there’s no safe space or time enough to turn around, hold on to a button, or the pin of your collar, until the funeral procession passes by.
That’s all good and well, but what if it’s your own funeral you’re observing?
This week Kitty takes a look at Phantom Faerie Funerals and asks:
How do the Good People know when a Human is soon to die?
Do the Good People mimic the sound of building a coffin while a Human lay dying nearby?
Why do the Good People do a ‘practice run’ of a funeral which takes place only moments later?
and is it a kindness or a cruelty to show a Human their own imminent funeral?
The Good People are a curious lot.
They are known to seek a Human to bear witness to one of their own sombre processions, but what are we witnessing really?
Is it all a big misunderstanding?
As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Dreaming of the Bones’ sung by Sinead O’Connor from the Davy Spillane album ‘The Sea of Dreams’, 1998.
‘Ghost Processional’ by Kevin MacLeod.
Welsh tales read by Simon.
Irish tale read by Simon.