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How to Invite Fairies Into Your Garden, Yard, Home, and Life

Updated on March 30, 2015
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Kitty has been independently researching and studying the fae for over 15 years. She enjoys sharing what she's learned with her readers.

Fairies can be very helpful creatures if approached in the right way...
Fairies can be very helpful creatures if approached in the right way... | Source

The Sidhe Magick Almost Forgotten...

The Faery Magick of old has been almost totally forgotten. The Sidhe have moved underground and into caves and hills in the earth...taking up residence in a place where human beings do not trample over their homes or beloved sacred grounds...or unknowingly and clumsily diminish the ancient magick that the fey possess. Back when Europe was still occupied mainly by people of the earth, people who used the earth's energy in their everyday lives, people who appreciated and feared the earth's power, the fey were thought of as the "Sidhe" and they were beings who lived alongside the people of old.

Pixies rode on the backs of the air, dryads made their humble abodes out of the trees, and brownies chose a worthy family in which to aid in their daily duties. This was the way of things...and a way which had been followed for nearly a thousand years...if not longer. But then something terrible happened. As the ancient lands and earth-worshiping people began to be overtaken by other religions and powers, the Sidhe were pushed out of this world...they retreated to the hills and the caves. Mother Earth's children converted to the land's new religion and almost completely forgot about the Sidhe's benevolent powers, as the new religion turned them against anything outside of this new way of life. Any belief left-over in the fey seemed all but positive...the wavering image of the magickal fey slowly depleted into mere ghosts or vampires...at least that is one theory.

Many people believe that the Sidhe left our realm altogether...and the glimpses that we have the rare privilege to catch are simply fleeting peeks into their reality, which is located within a different plane of existence, altogether. Still, there are many people in the world today who believe that the Sidhe and other magickal beings can be called forth into our realm to aid in protection, prosperity and other basic human needs. But how do we invite a faery of old into our gardens or homes? Is there a particular way to send an invitation to the faery realm? Are there certain faeries that are aids for certain places or needs?

Pixies love small places as their homes...an old teapot is perfect to use!
Pixies love small places as their homes...an old teapot is perfect to use! | Source
The dreaded Beansidhe...usually warning of a death in the family
The dreaded Beansidhe...usually warning of a death in the family
Brownies...the best type of faery for the home.
Brownies...the best type of faery for the home. | Source
A perfect spot for well spirits or selkies.
A perfect spot for well spirits or selkies.
A Seelie Court faery looking down upon the earth of old.
A Seelie Court faery looking down upon the earth of old.
Invitation of the Pixies into a garden.
Invitation of the Pixies into a garden.
What is called a "faery bridge" in the UK. You can almost see the Sidhe riding their horses and dancing across it!
What is called a "faery bridge" in the UK. You can almost see the Sidhe riding their horses and dancing across it!
A youthful pixie.
A youthful pixie.
The powerful salamander elemental.
The powerful salamander elemental.
"Dancer Tree"...what I believe to be the view of a dryad.
"Dancer Tree"...what I believe to be the view of a dryad.

What are the Appropriate Types of Fey to Invite?

Not every type of faery will be willing or even safe to invite into your home or garden...so take heed as to which type you are beckoning forth. Just as there were good and benevolent Sidhe in the days of old, there was also the opposite...the yang to the yin, so to speak, of the faery folk. Some Celtic folk knew this group of fey as the Unseelie Court, which included many various types of faery from bogles to buttery sprites...hobgoblins to Beansidhe...spriggans to trolls. Some of these types represented death, such as the Beansidhe...hence the old legend of the "beansidhe's wailing", while others were purely selfish and vengeful. In addition to these feared fey, there were those who enjoyed eating humans, such as trolls...which is strongly illustrated in this poem by JRR Tolkien:

Troll Sat Alone on His Seat of Stone

Said Tom: 'I don't see why the likes o' thee
Without axin' leave should go makin' free
With the shank or the shin o' my father's kin;
So hand the old bone over!
Rover! Trover!
Though dead he be, it belongs to he;
So hand the old bone over!'

'For a couple o' pins,' says Troll, and grins,
'I'll eat thee too, and gnaw thy shins.
A bit o' fresh meat will go down sweet!
I'll try my teeth on thee now.
Hee now! See now!
I'm tired o' gnawing old bones and skins;
I've a mind to dine on thee now.'

But just as he thought his dinner was caught,
He found his hands had hold of naught.
Before he could mind, Tom slipped behind
And gave him the boot to larn him.
Warn him! Darn him!
A bump o' the boot on the seat, Tom thought,
Would be the way to larn him.

But harder than stone is the flesh and bone
Of a troll that sits in the hills alone.
As well set your boot to the mountain's root,
For the seat of a troll don't feel it.
Peel it! Heal it!
Old Troll laughed, when he heard Tom groan,
And he knew his toes could feel it.

After being educated that there are malevolent types of fey that can be called forth from the depths of the faery realm, how do we know who are the good fey that will be protective and beneficial to our homes and families? Do your research on the fey. Check out Edain McCoy's book, A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk. This book has been a faery bible to me, for lack of a better description. A dictionary of faeries is included in the pages and gives an in-depth look at each type of faery...from Europe to Malaysian faeries and more! Being as there is so many types of faeries that have powers for different magic, here are just a few that you may want to research and eventually invite into your home or garden:

Salamanders:

  • actually considered fire elementals and Guardians of the South
  • land of origin is speculated to be the Middle East but have been seen in ceremonial magick in China
  • known to be active all year long and resemble earthly amphibians but pack a more powerful magickal punch
  • invite them by calling the four directions or guardians of the watchtowers
  • because they are so powerful, they are recommended to be used during spiritual workings and then asked to leave after the workings have been completed

Well Spirits:

  • wonderful Irish faeries to invite to reside in and watch over a pond or fountain within your garden or yard.
  • usually quite empathetic to human needs but can be shapeshifters if the envious kind.
  • make sure the well spirits do not try to embrace you, as it is said that they will drag you into the water with them to keep you there forever; however, simple protective measures can be taken to ensure danger is eliminated

Dryads:

  • tree-dwelling spirits known throughout many cultures all over the world
  • druids took their name from the dryads, who supposedly instilled their knowledge of the earth and nature's powers to the Celtic spiritually worthy
  • are active all year but can be seen/contacted specifically during full moons...they usually come out to play in the full moon's beams
  • they are said to live amongst the highest tree branches and look out for the trees' wellbeing
  • invite them into your yard and garden to look after your beloved trees
  • asking them for musical ability or spiritual knowledge can sometimes work out...as long as you give something of yourself in return for their wisdom

Pixies:

  • if you're looking for the perfectly tiny faery to flit about your garden, protect your garden's flowers and keep the garden fruitful, the pixie might be the faery for you
  • they are originally from Scotland and are known to be especially active in the Spring (hence their love of pretty flowers)
  • in order to befriend them and invite them into your garden, you may want to try some energy work first...along with libations or offerings

Brownies:

  • you are tired and overwhelmed with housework...maybe you could use the wonderfully relieving help of a brownie
  • a brownie is a small dwarf faery who is known throughout Scotland, Canada and the US to be the nicest faery one could come across
  • they are active mainly at night so as not to step on the toes of the lady of the house
  • you can invite them to come into your home by laying out libations (food) for them but you must know that they are picky as to which family they choose to aid...you must be of the savory kind of person who cares for humanity and nature and still believe in the tales and magick of old
  • not only do they aid in household chores, they also watch over the children and animals and can lend energy to prosperity needs of the household

Libations or Offerings...Why Must We Do This?

From Edain McCoy's Guide to the Faery Folk, "Most faeries hate profuse displays of thanks from humans whom they have helped. It is best not to utter thanks at all, but to leave out extra portions of milk, butter, or bread for them by way of showing your appreciation. These offerings are called libations..."

The custom of leaving libations for the faery folk is one dating back centuries. Milk farmers in Ireland would leave out a libation after every milking, in order to keep the faeries appeased and prevent them from over-taking the livestock. Libations of mead or bowls of barley were also common offerings left out for the fey. From www.thefaerycrossing.com, the author mentions maybe leaving some of your dinner plates out in order for the fey to lick them clean!

Faeries are finicky folk and mostly do not like to be pleaded with or openly thanked, so leave out libations before calling to them and even after they have taken residence or visitation rights in your yard or home. You want to keep the wee folk happy...or they will sometimes turn on you, as shown in many tales of old Europe.


Set up a fairy door at the base of a beautiful oak tree...the fairies are sure to move in!
Set up a fairy door at the base of a beautiful oak tree...the fairies are sure to move in! | Source
You can even make homes for the fairies out of gourds, pumpkins, and other less perishable items.
You can even make homes for the fairies out of gourds, pumpkins, and other less perishable items. | Source

Proper Environment

Keep in mind that the little folks are picky as to where they live. Mostly the only places they visit on our plane are the deep woods and unspoiled streams of water. Think about this concept if you are planning on inviting or beckoning a faery into your yard or garden...if you have a gardener or someone who cuts your yard, you may want to take over this duty yourself so as to prevent from too many people or strangers invading the space where your faery friend will be visiting or residing. Many faeries love water so add a small fountain or even a little koi pond with a waterfall if it is in the budget. This is especially effective and necessary if the desire is there to invite a water or well spirit.

If you happen to have a stump of an old tree in your yard or garden, offer libations here particularly because the fey do not like seeing destruction of nature by the hands of man. You could also arrange a circle of stones within your garden...circles are a favorite hang-out spot for the wee folk and have been noted in old text for centuries. If you happen to live on a farm and have a horse, you are in even better luck because the wee folk have been known throughout history to have an innate love for horses.

If you are trying to attract the assistance or a brownie or home faery, libations are necessary but you will also want to make sure no bells are around or anything with a sharp noise...this tends to scare the house spirits away. Ensure that there are no mirrors in your kitchen, too.

One more tip: never call a faery "faery"...it is said that they prefer to not be addressed but if they are addressed refer to them as "wise ones" or "old folk". If you think about it, they are similar to humans in this way...you don't want someone calling you by the wrong name, right?

Fairies love flowers of all kinds.
Fairies love flowers of all kinds. | Source

Update: Do Faeries Like Orchids?

Not more than five minutes after I published this hub yesterday, I was lounging on my husband's lusciously-soft recliner when I pondered to myself, "I wonder if faeries like orchids?" I gazed over through the opening into my kitchen and onto the counter, where my new pot of orchids were sitting happily, in all of their past-Mother's Day glory. Immediately following this fleeting thought, I heard a strange and unfamiliar noise...scratch...scratch...scratch scratch scratch!!!

I was startled and thought that it sounded like a mouse...then I heard the scratching noise again and remembered that my cat's scratching post was right in the next room and it sounded similar to his scratching. "That must be the cat..." So I went about my daily writing schedule. Two minutes later, I heard it again...that strange scratching noise...this time it sounded as if a little mouse was running in my cabinet. "It's just the cat..." And then I looked over to the sofa next to me and realized that my cat was lying on the top of the cushions...with his ears perked up and his nose pointed in the direction of the mouse sound! I figured I'd go check out this noise...if it was a mouse in the cabinet, I'd be sure to find it because there is no way to get in this island cabinet except through the doors...which were shut tight at this point.

I walked into the kitchen and opened the cabinet where the noise was undulating from...I inspected the entire contents of the cabinet and found no mouse...no signs of a mouse...and no holes for a mouse to enter the cabinet! After opening the cabinet it should be noted that the sound died away. I was struck with another creative yet fitting thought...it was a faery! I ended up telling my husband what had happened, swearing to him that I had unknowingly yet subconsciously invited a faery into our home...and yes, he thought I was a nut! Oh well...maybe my tiny new friend will start helping me with my chores? Probably wishful thinking...

Written and copyright © by Kitty the Dreamer (May Canfield), 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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  • CuriousCatCuddles 4 weeks ago

    Can faries understand letters, I want to write one a note but I don't want to offend him/her and also how do I address them, ma'am or sir or what?

  • Dimitri 3 years ago

    i could definitely use a brownie in the house, though my family is not as receptive to these things so i doubt one would like to reside here. still, one can hope.

    thanks for the read c:

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    Author Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    Rebecca - Well, now you do! :) Thanks for reading.

  • Rebecca Boyle 3 years ago

    Wow! I did not know all that stuff!

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    Author Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    April - Not all fairies are cute and pretty like in the movies. Many of the garden flower variety do appear in that form, but that doesn't mean they all are the same. As for what they like to eat, I've written an entire article on that - cflick here:

    https://exemplore.com/magic/What-Do-Fairies-Eat...

    Open your mind and your heart, and perhaps leave an offering and you will see them. You might not see them in reality, but maybe in a dream...or maybe you'll just feel their presence.

  • April 4 years ago

    Hi im April and i was wondering i have always wanted to meet or see an actual fairy im 11 years old and i have tried and tried and i neevr saw one yet!I need advice and maybe you or somebody else can tell me what faires like to eat and drink cuz i want to freakin meet a fairy they are so cute in movies!! And yes i know what Winx Club is i hate Winx Club sucks!!! ok so give me advice someone PLZZ! bye Love:April PS LOLZ !!

  • klarawieck 4 years ago

    Amen to that, sista!

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    Author Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    klara - That is definitely true. Anything we imagine could become reality!

  • klarawieck 4 years ago

    I remember you mentioning this. It's something else, huh? You never know!!! They could be hanging around you as we speak! Anything is possible!

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    Author Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    Parks - You are definitely not alone my friend! Hundreds of people for hundreds of years have seen the faerie folk...many of them just don't believe or don't acknowledge it. Or they simply brush it off as some other paranormal event...a ghost or the like. Thanks and blessings!

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    Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

    Fantastic. I have discovered through your writing the realization that I'm not alone in the world as to my sighting of Fairies. I have no reservations as to their existence. Thank you for your interest in my photos. I've learned from this Hub that what I've photographed is pixies.

    Pantastic, well written article.

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    Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

    Hi Kitty,

    What a lovely hub...which I will be bookmarking it! I have an "elemental" stick in my garden, and hope to invite the assistance of the "old folk" earlier this growing season.

    BTW, I have a question. At some point, we'll want to do some work to terrace our backyard to allow us to grow more. Can the faery folk be "warned" and then told that the work is over and everything is ready for a more peaceful return when it is?

    Was that waterfall picture taken at a Pirate's Cove miniature golf site? I think I recognize it from the one we visited last summer in VA.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    nighthag - Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it.

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    K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

    A totally enchanting read, cant wait to read more :)

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Jarp - Thanks so much!

    Marlin55 - DUDE! That's just wrong...LOL.

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    Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

    Great hub! I thinker Tinker Bell is Hot!

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    Jarp 5 years ago from Auckland New Zealand

    What an amazing hub!!! I love it

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    Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

    kitty: Frightening experience? Let's just say that I was on my hands and knees asking God not for forgiveness but to save my ass. No one has a clue what I experienced. Why? Because I pray to God no one has to go through what I went through. YES I was that scared. I can still remember sobbing because I was alone. No one was there to explain it. How I sought answers and was even told by a minister that I needed a couch... OH YES!!! I was in my early 20's then. After months I realized what I was capable of and since then I have fought the battle. I finally found a minister, no he actually found me and walked me through everything. I am not crazy, this other world does exist but I had to face it. So I did. However I will write you and tell you what exactly happened in private. I still cry when I think about it. I was 3000 miles away from home and alone. People that mock and throw scripture at you are the ones that will be in danger later on in life. Most are fake! They are the ones throwing stones at your glass house when they too live in one. That is why I do not judge anyone. Not even Lucifer. His name is not Satan or Devil. He was punished by God. He made a mistake but who am I to judge? God says judge no one! That includes Lucifer. So I do not. We all make mistakes and ask God to forgive us.

    Love:

    LeeLee

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    LeeLee - Very good points you make. Yes, I have had people ask me if I was crazy or they just thought I had an overactive imagination...but it doesn't bother me any! I know what I've experienced, whether there's a logical or spiritual explanation for each or not! I truly admire your courage to be so open about your experiences with spirituality and the spiritual world. Don't ever change that!

    Sounds like you had a frightening experience back then..I would like to hear about it, but only if you wanted to share. You can always message me instead of posting it here. And you are right...how can we fully know what good is if we've never experienced the bad? At the same time, I believe in balance, so you make a great point with that as well.

    I am glad that your daughter is seeking out her own path of spiritual enlightenment. Just keep her grounded...don't let her get too far up in the clouds. :)

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    Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

    kitty: I never really talked about any of this with other people because they ridicule, mock, judge and believe it is all evil without knowing all the facts. I open up to others that understand what it is all about and want to talk about their experiences. No one likes to think that maybe they are just a bit crazy. How many times have you heard someone say oh's its just your overactive imagination or have you been drinking? Are you sure you didn't smoke pot that night? So when I see that someone else write hubs about it or talk about it, I share.

    Now as for the Brownie. She was just like my kids. Making messes not helping clean them up. I am going to try it again though.

    Sydney is 20 and has been learning more about herself and what she can do since she was 17. It is a very slow and stressful road. She to tried to run from it because she was scared but I never pushed her. She still has a long way to go. I do not want her to go through what I did. That I will tell you about privately. Let's just say that October 4, 5, 6 of 1986 are 3 days that I will never in my entire life forget. I can tell you what happened like it was yesterday. Then then following nine days after the 6th it was pure hell. For years I looked for answers.

    Now as far as being dangerous, it can and cannot be. It depends on why you do it. However when I help people it is understanding that good and bad exist, the up and down, the ying and yang etc. I can do both and it has made me such a better person. My experience all those years ago "HUMBLED" me. I was selfish and to full of myself that I ignored a lot. I am not afraid of the dark side. That is the key to this whole lifestyle.

    That is why I have asked you to touch it after all these years. The bad experience left you not wanting nd that is not fair. Over come it because you are stronger and you need to remember that.

    Love:

    LeeLee aka Mrs. J. B.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Awesome, send 'em my way! Though I have to say my view on these things is probably a bit different than yours...I need to work on my openness to these things a little more. How old is your daughter? I think mine would have to be pretty old before I would include her on such things...just wouldn't want to scare her or get her involved with something potentially dangerous, you know what I mean? Not judging...just wondering! :)

    Why did you fire your first brownie?

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    Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

    OH YES.... As to the weird stuff. I have more pictures to send you. One looks just like a hmm cartoon? or ink drawing. Yet it is the graveyard I am always at. Wait till you see these pictures. Not as powerful as the others but you will see just how many shadow folk I take care! It amazing. Tonight is the new moon so no rituals etc. I did one last night and had my daughter with me, it is hard to explain but I took notes so I will send you an e-mail and you will be like you did what? Who touched you where? I just love the paranormal but oh my goodness I still after all these years get scared to death..

    Now I fired my 1st Brownie, I think she talked crap about me because no other Brownie has applied for the job!

    Love:

    LeeLee asa Mrs. J. B.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Haha...too true! My weekend has been pretty nice...It is 7:32 am on Monday and I am getting ready to go start digging up a spot in my backyard for my daughter and I to plant some mammoth sunflowers and also some watermelon. I'm excited about it but I'm a little worried about our yard service...I feel like they're going to mow the seedlings down so I think I might have to go and get some chickenwire to protect it. Why was your weekend odder than usual? Something supernatural happen?

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    Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

    kitty: I have to work on my spells a bit more. Because who ever showed up my house made more of a mess! All weekend no matter room I cleaned up I swear within an hour there were dishes in the sink etc. ( not wanting to blame the kids of course ) I think this was such a fun hub. How was your weekend? Mine was a bit odder than usual.

    Love:

    LeeLee

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    LeeLee - I know! I've been trying to invite a brownie into our house but I don't know that one has found us yet. :(

    Sometimes when I wake up though, it seems as though the house is less of a mess than I thought it should be...so maybe we do have one nesting somewhere in our home? Have a great weekend, Love!

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    Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

    Kitty: I am going for the Brownie. This hub is so cute and fun. I just read articles about fairies today. Voted up straight across the board!

    LeeLee Aka Mrs. J. B.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    I believe that chatkath! how old is your niece? that's amazing that she's so into faeries...most little girls only know about tinkerbell and the fairies one sees on tv and the disney channel.

    I'm really happy that you found and enjoyed htis hub. I'm hoping for a brownie, too because at the moment, I think my house just has some mischievous pixies! :)

    Thanks!

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    Kathy 5 years ago from California

    Kitty-

    First - I believe that things do happen for a reason...My niece is very into faeries, pixies and brownies, checking out every book in the library, and reigniting my own fascination, so when I saw your hub and read your profile: "Ah Ha" there must be a master plan at work here!

    I really enjoyed this hub and want to know more so I will be reading up this weekend! Actually I wish I could spend all day reading - this stuff intrigues me but first I must somehow convince several Brownies to pay me a visit! :-0

    Rated up and awesome!

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    hi, denise. thanks for your support, it is greatly appreciated. i love sharing my experiences with others...especially the paranormal and abnormal ones! :)

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    Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

    voted up/useful and awesome. Wonderful hub filled with information, poetry, pictures and a great personal experience story. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    hi, fossillady! yes, the three billy goats gruff was a pretty scary story...especially for a child. the troll poem does seem very similar to that poem. thanks for reading this hub and i'm very happy you found it fascinating. what other fairy tales did you read as a child with fairies?

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    Kathi 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    Very interesting kittydreamer, I'm not at all familiar with this kind of stuff, but come to think of it, some of our nursery rhymes contained stuff about fairies and i notice you spell in differently too. The troll poem reminded me of the Three Billy Goats Gruff nursery rhyme. That was read to me as a small child and it was so frightening. Fascinating hub

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    Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

    Ah well, me too - but won't we have a fine old time, when we're in our nineties, jetting around the world and promoting our books that took us sixty or seventy years to write? :D I'll be looking forward to that for the next few decades!

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Thanks so much, Lady Wordsmith! Don't even think that about the productive thing...I go very slowly with the novel writing thing...trust me. I'll probably be an old lady by the time I get finished with the first one! :)

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    Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

    Oooh, selkies, wonderful. Good luck with your current novel too though :) Of course, I'm sure you're much more productive and disciplined with your writing than I am, so I'm sure we'll see yours first!

    Lx.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Hello, Linda! Nice to see your smiling face on here. Your novel sounds awesome...I would love to read it when it's out! I've had a life-long obsession with faeries and the original legends of faeries. Very captivating stuff...I am also working on a novel right now but it is not a faery novel. I may do something with selkies or mythical creatures in the future, though. Thanks for loving it! :) Toodles.

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    Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

    Ahhhh, lovely :D

    The novel I'm working on is about the place that the Sidhe have retreated to - at the moment its working title is just simply 'Faerie'. When I've finished it, and of course had it snapped up by a major publisher (ha!) I will let you know. I'm trying to stick to old legends and stories as much as possible, but of course, since it's a present-day novel and it's mine I get to play about with the characters and change them to fit my story. I think it's still quite true to faerie folklore though :)

    Beautiful hub, love, love, love it!

    Linda.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    I'm very excited! Can't wait! I'm working on a short story right now called "The Witch and the Selkie"...it should be interesting and similar to this hub. :) Nice to meet a new and talented friend on hubpages. :)

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    bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

    You, my dear, are my Faerie God Friend. I'll be promoting you, your work, and your site for sure, but, just so you know, my play is a paying gig, and more the point, it's all about promoting my poet friends and their incredibly valuable place in this world...

    You haven't seen anything yet with me...

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    hey, jeff! thanks so much for the support. :) you rock!

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    Jeff Berndt 5 years ago from Southeast Michigan

    Nice work, Kitty. Voted up.

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    By the way, if you enjoyed this hub, you may want to check out my vampire romance that I'm writing (part I below, parts II and III linked to the first):

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Blue-Blood-A-Short-Vampire...

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    Author Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    hi, bbnix! i am so happy you enjoyed this hub so much! well, i have been in love with the lore of faeries for a very long time and actually had a pretty cool experience right after i wrote this hub that i think i will be adding soon. go ahead and use it in your plays...i don't mind at all...as long as you reference my name/site we're good! i'd love to see what you come up with. :) have a great day!

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    bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

    OH My GOODNESS!!!

    I soooo love you for this hub. You don't know how much I needed to be exposed to so many wonderful things...

    We have nothing of this in our harried Southern California world, and to be honest, we so need it...

    I'm bookmarking your hub, punching buttons, and hoping you allow me to reference your writing (and your references, of course) as I incorporate this magic in my plays. In fact, if you're interested, I would love to incorporate your writing in my plays....

    Thanks again, my friend....

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