88 – Guardians of the Oak Tree

Druids loved and revered them.

Faeries guard and protect them violently (if necessary).

But what makes the Oak Tree so special?

This week, we share a true, modern tale of Faerie from Pennsylvania.

In this extraordinary tale, we discover tree-dwelling, green-furred Faerie perform a powerful display of aggression and disruption, for to protect an Oak Tree.

This tale will have you thinking twice before planning to build a backyard Treehouse!

by Arthur Rackham.

The mighty Oak Tree has been a part of the natural world for millions of years. A 700-year-old oak tree might leave us Humans breathless, but to the Faerie, it might still be considered a youngster.

by Arthur Rackham.

But we discover the Oak trees are more than just old friends to the Good People, through true tales and some gentle musing, we find that the Faerie and the Oak tree might enjoy a symbiotic connection.

Physical and Spiritual.

Sounds curious doesn’t it?

Well join me for a chat, you’re guaranteed to be surprised by this collection of tales which show an altogether different side to the Good People.

You may never look at the Oak tree the same again…


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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

by Catrin Welz-Stein.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

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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 on https://www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com


by Jakub Rozalski.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Eternal Sunrise’ by Jonny Easton.

‘Hold On’ by Myuu.

‘Skeleton Keys’ by Alexander Nakarada.

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