#AtoZChallenge: Fairies

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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. Β It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. Β πŸ™‚

 

Fairies are the topic of the day. The Fae are creatures linked to European folklore. They can resemble various creatures from other mythologies. Some traditions use the term wee folk to describe the Fae. They are described as looking like humans and having magical powers. It is said that cold iron can be used to defeat the Fae. It is like poison to them. One thing that is common in the lore that stems from Celtic nations is that the Fae were driven into hiding by humans.

Some of my favorite books or shows are The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris, True Blood, and Supernatural. They have each featured the Fae at some point or another.

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Image credit Fairy wikipedia page
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28 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Fairies

  1. ooo! i knew about the iron. the fae actually scare me. an immortal being with power to bend space and maybe even time. the wild hunt. yeah, wouldn’t want meet them on a dark night. the seelie and unseelie. red caps. **shudder**

    1. Hi Sue,
      Thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re enjoying the blog. I love fae stories too. I have one in progress now. I may have to share some snippets of it soon with everyone. πŸ™‚

  2. There is a lot of great information out there on the Fae. I would also suggest the Hollows series by Kim Harrison (Pixies, Fairies and Elves) and The Dresden Files for the higher Fae like the Leannan Sith and the Queens of Seelie and Unseelie courts.


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

  3. Hi,
    Welcome to the Blog Challenge. This is my second time participating. Enjoyed reading your article about some of the European folklore.

    Shalom,
    Patricia (visitor from A to Z Blog Challenge)

    1. Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for stopping by. Sorry it took so long to respond. Trying to play catch up. Real life intervened for a little while. Glad you enjoyed the article. πŸ™‚

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