posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 10:47 AM
Well I am very interested in all traditional cultures beliefs and knowledge.
All societies have this underlying lore within them, even though they all evolved differently and with no links between them before and after the time
of supposed language skills in humans, e.g. the Australian Aborigines, so they cant be shared stories from one initial point. (unless another medium
of passing on the info to future generations was used, i.e. pictograms and the like)
In the Druidic culture of Europe much was believed and practised about the little people. According to ancient UK lore fairies as said correctly above
tend to the flowers , going so far as apparently they mix the colours together that nature then shows us. Also as rightly stated they tend to gardens
as awhole to. They always have a beneficial purpose, and they work on a different part of our world or different plane to others of similar ilk such
as sprites and elves etc. There is a similar hierarchical relationship in the little peoples world as the human spiritual world. EG Fairies would be
seen as maybe Angels or saints, and then elves and sprites etc as humans and animals.
So fairies are meant to be only able to act in a positive or higher way, like a saint or angel, whereas the other little people are individuals and
have good and bad in them like humans and animals, and do things not only according to a role or guidance but also from choices and will. This is
similar to how humans are no?
This can bring in some worry as if you get the attention of say a tree sprite and she falls in love with a human man, they can be mischievous in
scuppering your human interests and relationships. Also if people do make nice offerings to nature’s spirits it is very important not to look back
after you place the offering, they don’t like this, as they are very private. On this theme you can also make offerings to other little peoples like
trolls, and leprechauns, these like stone alters too but prefer round ones, as apposed to the fairies like of flower offerings, honey and also wine
and the like, these other “male” entities like the plane they work on prefer coins as offerings, the shinier the better (as long as it is round
and definitely not a UK 50p piece) and the highest denomination you have to give. Again never look back or gaze upon the offering or alter until after
the moon has set the day of an offering and the sun has risen for the next day.
In many parts of Europe especially Celtic parts of the UK you can still find these alters beings used and around in wild places. It is very important
no matter what you make an offering to never ever ever disturb a previous offering. If it is not taken away by these entities you must let nature
scatter them according to its own will before reusing this area of communication between the realms. Also much tragedy and bad luck is meant to come
if anyone were to take from an offering place any presents left there by yourself or others. In the case of sprites or trolls etc they might make
amends for your transgression themselves, lots of “gremlins” in the machine may turn up in unfortunate circumstances in your life.
I am not saying I believe in all this just sharing some of my knowledge on traditional Celtic /Druidic beliefs in this area.
Regards and Hppy Fairy Hunting