The Fairies of Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, located on Scotland’s west coast, is an amazing landscape of grassy knolls, scenic hillsides, rock formations, and castles, where fairy folklore abounds. Almost everywhere you turn, there ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #321: Yara Ma Yha Who

OFFENSES: Bloodsucking DESCRIPTION: Red skin, large head, suckers at the ends of hands and feet ALIAS: None PROVENANCE: Australian Aboriginal folklore The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who is a very strange creature, to be sure. ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #327: Alp-luachra

OFFENSES: Shape-shifting, theft, leeching DESCRIPTION: Green, tiny, sometimes invisible ALIASES: Alpluachra, Joint-Eater PROVENANCE: Irish folklore The Alp-luachra is an evil, parasitic creature found in Irish folklore. According to legend, the Alp-luachra will ...
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Shape-Shifting Changelings

Shape-Shifting Changelings… These sly, manipulative creatures are far from the selfish, unpleasant Changeling babies from classical folklore, who are, at worst, annoying and repulsive babies who torment their worried parents. Shape-shifting changelings ...
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The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle, an alternate origin

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegen Castle is such a well-known artifact that it transcends the fairy community. Scottish history buffs and historical novel fans alike recognize it. And it is not just a ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #352: Kludde

OFFENSES: Manslaughter, Mischief  DESCRIPTION:  Giant, Black, Winged, Hairy, Ugly ALIAS:  Kleure PROVENANCE: Belgian Folklore The Kludde is a nocturnal creature popular in folklore in the middle ages. Though most commonly depicted as ...
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A Treacherous Beauty: The Hazards of Entering a Fairy Ring

In almost every culture, punishment for entering a fairy ring is a direct consequence of crossing the boundary from the human world into the land controlled by fairies. Outside the circle ...
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The Huldufólk of Iceland

The Huldufolk, literally meaning “hidden people,” are a group of elusive elves, goblins, and trolls found in much of Icelandic folklore. They are said to live in an invisible dimension in houses built ...
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The Boggart has been Released on Pottermore

Earlier today, Pottermore released the first few chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, including the Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson featuring the adaptive Boggart. Rowling presents new ...
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The Mysterious Giants of the Plain of Jars

Enigmatic and mysterious, The Plain of Jars (sometimes called “The Asian Stonehenge”) is an incredible megalith landscape of huge hand-made stone jars located in Laos. Made up of mysterious caves and ...
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