Do you Believe in Magic?

Words by Frou Williams.

Folklore and fairies date back to as early as the 13th century. Most of us think of fairies as tiny creatures, flitting about with shiny pretty wings, waving a magic wand, but history and folklore tell a different tale.

Oh hello Mr Hobgoblin πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘Ή (although apparently these guys are the goodies - they help with housework so you might want to let them stay 😜)

   The Tudors were incredibly superstitious and thought fairies would play tricks on them so in many houses they used to leave a daily fairy offering. These offerings consisted of flowers, a shell filled with water to bathe in and their very own fairy towel. And as the story goes, if the fairies were pleased with the offerings they would bestow good fortune on the house BUT (😈) if they were less than impressed with said offering, they might not allow the beans in your vegetable patch to grow and could even cause a mysterious illness or plague in the village. πŸ€•πŸ€’πŸ˜°  Those be some mighty powerful fairies...πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ now I'm off to find the hobgoblins to clear up my kitchen...πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

The Tudors were incredibly superstitious and thought fairies would play tricks on them so in many houses they used to leave a daily fairy offering. These offerings consisted of flowers, a shell filled with water to bathe in and their very own fairy towel. And as the story goes, if the fairies were pleased with the offerings they would bestow good fortune on the house BUT (😈) if they were less than impressed with said offering, they might not allow the beans in your vegetable patch to grow and could even cause a mysterious illness or plague in the village. πŸ€•πŸ€’πŸ˜°

Those be some mighty powerful fairies...πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ now I'm off to find the hobgoblins to clear up my kitchen...πŸ‘€πŸ˜πŸ‘‹πŸΌ