67 – Faerie Mischief at Beltane

beltane nikolai astrup 1917
by Nikolai Astrup, 1917

Let’s chat about something we have in common with the Good People.

Beltane, also known as May-Day, is an important time for both Humans and Faerie.

It recognises the cycle of the natural world. beltane5

Marks the changing of the season.

The journey from darkness into light.

The joyous coming of Spring.

Just like us, the Good People are particularly active at the coming of Spring.

You are more likely to be attacked, seduced, tricked, led astray or even stolen by the Good People at Beltane and the month of May.

So it follows, there are many rituals we follow to protect us from the Good People and even try to please them at this unpredictable time.



On this episode we take a look at a few true tales of Faerie shenanigans, both playful and deadly, at Beltane and into the month of May.


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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘Tales for Troubled Times’ with Tom Muir: www.orkneyology.com
Tales from ‘Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’ by John Gregorson Campbell and Duchas.ie

Theme Music:
Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘The Forbidden Forest’ by No Copyright Music
‘The End is Always Near’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Angst’ by Myuu.


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