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Although Scotland and Ireland are quite different, you’d think they were the same in regards to their fairy legends. While on a short tour around Dingle, the bus driver stopped and had everyone walking around a fairy hill. This was a novelty for me so I took lots of pictures of what seemed to be a normal circle of trees. While on a tour around the Ring of Kerry on a completely separate day with a completely separate bus driver, he too had us stop and walk around a fairy hill. I took fewer photos this time. Needless to say, when our Isle of Skye tour guide stopped at a random spot filled with mounds and hills, I could’ve guessed where this was going. But I still took photos because Scottish fairies, guys!
After three accidental fairy-themed tours, I think it’s safe to say that I’m quite well-versed in fairies. And I noticed some themes and characteristics of these fairies that the average Joe may not know. But may guess. Regardless, I will continue!
Fairies don’t want you to see them | Why else do you think you’ve never seen these fairies? They don’t want you to know they exist! Sometimes, you may see something fluttering at the corner of your eye and think, Oh no, I’m starting to get eye floaters. But no, don’t go to the doctor straight away. It might have been a rare fairy sighting!
They are quite social creatures | Apparently, fairies all live together in a large community. Sometimes, it’s just a normal community, sometimes you hear about some fairy politics—usually a monarchy, if anything. If mentioned, there would usually be a fairy queen and/or king that rules the other fairies. These little communities resembles yours and mine—minus the magic part and the existing under the radar. So, the closest human form of fairies are people who live off the grid.
Fairies are pretty vindictive | If you dare take anything from their precious land, you’re going to regret it. Although the word “fairy” conjures up images of Tinkerbell, don’t make the mistake of thinking they are Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell with devil horns, maybe. They also dislike people with bad traits, but so does every other magical creature. So as long as you don’t provoke them or as long as you’re not a horrible person, you should be fine.
They are real-life Photoshoppers | As in, they can make you see illusions or whatever else they want you to see. Which goes along well with #1, which explains why we humans can never really see them until they want us to. They can also Photoshop their own appearances to trick you. They’re quite good at trickery.
What are some of the coolest myths you’ve heard on a tour?
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