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#AtoZChallenge: Changelings

03 Apr

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This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂

 

 

Today’s creature is Changelings. Folklore has them being the offspring of fairies, trolls, elves, or other legendary creatures. The legend is they are left in the place of human children.  In Scottish folklore, it’s believed that children were taken as replacements for fairy children.  In other lore, the belief was that human milk was a necessity for fairy children to survive.  There is so much lore out there about Changelings, it makes me wonder if they aren’t walking among us even now.

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13 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Changelings

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/03/2014 at 1:09 pm

    If my kid looked like that first image, I’d be concerned…

     
    • sjledge2

      04/03/2014 at 6:04 pm

      I totally agree with you. I would probably run the other way.

       
  2. djinnia

    04/03/2014 at 1:48 pm

    cool. i love the pic from supernatural!

     
    • sjledge2

      04/03/2014 at 6:05 pm

      That it is. I’m not sure I would want to meet one though.

       
  3. TraceyLynnTobin

    04/03/2014 at 5:20 pm

    One of the creepiest monsters out there, for sure. That Supernatural episode gave me the wiggins. lol

     
    • sjledge2

      04/03/2014 at 6:05 pm

      It is. You’re not the only one. lol

       
  4. charitybradford

    04/03/2014 at 7:52 pm

    Oo, my kids love Supernatural but I haven’t had time to start watching yet. It’s on my list. 🙂

     
  5. Sophie Duncan

    04/04/2014 at 6:18 am

    I remember reading about changelings in fairy tales when I was young and they used to scare me. As an adult and a writer, I am more intrigued than scared by them now.
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

     
  6. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/04/2014 at 7:15 am

    That first image is very, very creepy. Looks a bit like the salt monster from Star Trek :). I’ve always found the changeling myth to be very compelling.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)

     
  7. sdneeve1

    04/04/2014 at 10:48 am

    What a great image! I love nasty things. Gave up on Supernatural after the first series. A day late so now off to read “D”. 🙂

     
  8. timsbrannan

    04/04/2014 at 11:18 am

    Been thinking a lot about changelings for my next witch book. So far I have them as the offspring of hags and humans. Previously in other books I had them as the offspring of faeries.

    Great post.


    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

     
  9. Beverly (@Bevimus)

    04/18/2014 at 2:10 pm

    Boy, did that first picture scare the crap out of me! Wasn’t expecting it…

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 2:19 pm

      That was from an episode of the show Supernatural when they were dealing with them. It scared me when I watched the episode.

       

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