It is long believed that when a person walks on a certain patch of grass growing on a mountain or field, they would suddenly be struck down, weak with hunger, on the brink of collapse.
If this person were not to eat food quickly, they might succumb to the hunger and be too weak to move or even call for help.
This is known as the Hungry Grass and, as with the Stray Sod (episode 53), could effect anyone.
No matter if they had walked the same patch of field or mountain a thousand times before, if they stepped on that patch of grass, they would be struck down with terrible hunger.
On this week’s episode, we ponder why the Good People might do this?
Is it just a practical joke played by the Faeries?
Is it done as a form of punishment?
Or could there be a higher purpose to this strange phenomenon?
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Edited by Magic Dan
‘Famine’ written by Desmond Egan. Read by Carol.
Tales from duchas.ie
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Eternal Hope’, ‘Sad Trio’, ‘Evening Fall (Harp)’ and ‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.