Fairies

A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk

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Pub Date 08 Dec 2017 | Archive Date 25 Jan 2018

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The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we interact with them? Answering these questions becomes even harder in a world that is disconnected from the traditional folklore and flooded with modern sources that are often vastly at odds with the older beliefs. This book aims to present readers with a straightforward guide to the older fairy beliefs, covering everything from Fairyland itself to details about the beings within it. The Otherworld is full of dangers and blessings, and this guidebook will help you navigate a safe course among the Good People.

The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we...


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Uniquely placed in the Fairylore market, Morgan Daimler's title is aimed at a Pagan audience and combines solid academic information with personal experience. A must-read for anyone who has ever been intrigued or enchanted by the subject of fairies in Celtic culture.

Uniquely placed in the Fairylore market, Morgan Daimler's title is aimed at a Pagan audience and combines solid academic information with personal experience. A must-read for anyone who has ever been...


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Living in the Irish countryside where fairy raths, paths and strange goings on are part of everyday life I was captivated by Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk. As with all of Daimler’s books I was impressed by her thorough research, her clarity of writing and the inclusion of a chapter giving basic guidelines for dealing with Fairies. There is so much to commend in this book that I believe it is the most thorough guide to the Good People I have read.
Jane Brideson, artist & blogger at The Ever-Living Ones - Irish Goddesses & Gods in Landscape, Myth & Custom
    

Living in the Irish countryside where fairy raths, paths and strange goings on are part of everyday life I was captivated by Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk...


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The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we interact with them? Answering these questions becomes even harder in a world that is disconnected from the traditional folklore and flooded with modern sources that are often vastly at odds with the older beliefs. This book aims to present readers with a straightforward guide to the older fairy beliefs, covering everything from Fairyland itself to details about the beings within it. The Otherworld is full of dangers and blessings, and this guidebook will help you navigate a safe course among the Good People. This is the first book I have read about fairies and I learned a lot from it. I have always been intrigued by myth and folklore so this was an ideal read for me. I enjoyed the author's writing and that the explanations and descriptions are easy to understand for a fairy novice. It discusses various types of fairies from lots of different cultures and Daimler has carried out thorough research which lends legitimacy to the book. It is chock full of information but not to the point of being overwhelming. I would like to thank Morgan Daimler, John Hunt Publishing Ltd and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I loved this! It was perfectly informative without reading like a textbook. I really enjoyed the author's voice and the way this was written. I will definitely be picking up other titles by Daimler in the future.

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This was a lot more academic then I thought it would be going into it. Which I found really neat, it was different from any other fairy book I read. It shows so many different different types of fairies in different cultures and what different people have said about the fair folk. I learned a lot from the book but I didn't know too much about them so.... The writing is still easy to understand even though it's written more like an essay would be. I just love how well research this book is, I am not kidding when I say there is a lot of info here. It's rather mind blowing. I took my time reading this one just so I could retain everything better. A wonderful book! *Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review* Will go live on my blog: 1/13/2018 http://sweetcherry69.blogspot.com/

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I really found this interesting to read. I have family members who love fairies, and while I've never been a huge fan, I knew something about them. This book is a serious look at the mythology of fairies, and where they appear in culture. There are poems and definitions, and serious discussions of folklore. Reading this gave me more to talk about with my family members, and I could easily justify using it as a source for a paper on folklore. The prose is easy to follow, and more grounded than I was expecting. Very interesting, and informative read that I could see getting for family or friends with an interest in fairies or folklore.

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