Some say the Good People are repelled by iron.
I’m not so sure….
There are many accounts of Faerie knocking on the door of a Human Blacksmith seeking their services for to shoe a Faerie Horse. The Faerie often stand by and observe the work of the Blacksmith: seemingly intrigued. Perhaps they are studying Blacksmith techniques or dare we imagine… they impressed by this noble trade?
Common too, are tales of Faerie simply taking over the Blacksmith’s Forge themselves for to undertake the necessary work. Usually under darkness of night and away from prying eyes. But they are heard and sensed. What work are they doing in the Forge? Simply shoeing their horses or perhaps constructing or repairing their own tools and weapons?
On this episode we discover:
The quickest way to identify a Faerie Horse and
If a Human Blacksmith should accept payment offered by the Faerie.
And, through true tales, old and new, ponder if the Good People look favourably upon those Humans who ply a trade and put in an honest, hard day’s work. Do they respect and value humans who work hard, who choose a trade, no matter if it is Blacksmithing, Coffin building, Basket weaving or even Storytelling, folk who continually build on their skills and in the doing, help others. Tune in and make up your own mind!
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My new Online Store.
Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.
My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.
There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.
There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.
Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.
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Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
Perhaps you have your own story to share?
Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website.
Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie and John from Missouri.
Reading by John K.
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
‘Play With Me’, ‘Beth’s Theme’, ‘The Crypt’ and ‘Hold On’ by Myuu.