A History of Irish Fairies

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  • Copyright: 2005-04-14
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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In this lovely and informative book, Carolyn White delves into one of the most intriguing aspects of Irish folklore, the otherworld of fairies. Whether you're a true believer or not, it's impossible not to be seduced by the details of their universe, as White covers everything from the central question of the numerous varieties of fairies to more detailed inquiries about what they eat, where they live, and what happens when a fairy and a mortal fall in love. This is the ultimate guide to the Wee People, from cluricauns and leprechauns, to Silkies, Banshees, and Pookas. Chapters include: Fairies and the Devil, Fairy Clothes and Appearance, Immortality of Fairies, and How to Provoke a Fairy. Filled with entertaining stories and interesting details, A History of Irish Fairies will delight any reader who has ever been curious about this whimsical facet of Irish culture.

Table of Contents

General Fairy Informationp. 11
What Is a Fairy?p. 13
Fairy Namesp. 14
Fairy Dispositionp. 15
Fairies as Godsp. 18
Fairies as Fallen Angelsp. 21
Immortality of Fairiesp. 22
Fairies and Christianityp. 24
Fairies and the Devilp. 25
Fairy Size, Shape and Numberp. 26
Fairy Occupationsp. 29
Fairy Musicp. 32
Fairy Locationsp. 34
Fairy Palacesp. 36
The King, the Queen and the Foolp. 38
Fairy Clothes and Appearancep. 40
Fairy Foodp. 42
Treasurep. 44
Relations Between Mortals and Fairiesp. 47
On Encountering the Fairiesp. 50
Those Who Have Been Spirited Away by Fairiesp. 51
Fairy Intimatesp. 54
The Union of Mortals and Fairiesp. 56
Fairy Sight and Glamourp. 57
Fairy Darts and Blastsp. 60
Fairy Aids and Preventionsp. 63
How to Provoke a Fairyp. 65
Fairy Justicep. 67
Cowsp. 68
Human Changelingsp. 69
Beautiful Women and Nursing Mothersp. 72
Musiciansp. 75
Fairy Doctorsp. 77
The Solitary Fairiesp. 81
The Solitary Fairiesp. 83
Leprechauns and Cluricaunsp. 84
Far Darrig (Red Man)p. 89
Merrows and Silkiesp. 91
Banshees and Keeningp. 94
The Lianhan Sheep. 96
Fairy Changelingsp. 98
The Red-Haired Man, the Dark Man, the Grey Man and the Man of Hungerp. 101
Pookap. 102
Dullahanp. 104
Ghostsp. 106
Fairy Animalsp. 109
Of Time and Placep. 113
May Evep. 115
Midsummer's Evep. 117
November Evep. 119
Tir-na-n-Ogp. 120
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