Fairies & Angels
A Celtic fairy is a type of mythical Celtic being or legendary creature in Irish folklore, a form of spirit. Celtic Fairies have their historical origin in Celtic traditions in medieval romances. One other Christian belief held is that fairies were a class of "demoted" angels.
Irish Fairies and Anti Fairy Measures
In Ireland they believe there are fairies, good natured and some mischievous FAIRIES. If you have ever traveled at night on the winding Irish back roads in the countryside of Ireland, you would know it is a kind of eerie darkness that puts fear in your very heart. One can easily imagine something moving over the moors or hearing the forlorn screech of a dammed fairy. As a child in Ireland you are warned to not play inside a fairy fort because the fairies don’t like it and might curse you or worse, they might fancy you. Fairy forts are mounds or hills found all over Ireland. They are the ruins of circular mound dwellings in which people lived during the Iron Age such as Newgrange.
Irish Fairy Sayings
‘Away with the fairies’ is an old Irish expression referring to someone whose mind is elsewhere. It originated with the belief in the folklore that mischievous fairies steal souls and carry children off to the underworld, leaving changelings in their place. A changeling is a creature thought to be the offspring of a fairy that has been secretly left in the place of a human child. It is thought that fairies often fancy mortals and steal their pretty children. They carry the babies away leaving behind a Changeling, an ailing fairy child, or a log of wood so bewitched that they seems to be a mortal pining away in bewilderment. They also say if you wear your clothing inside out or wear bells you can ward off the malevolent fairies. Celtic Fairies have been the inspiration of Celtic jewelry designs for years.