"Important to point out that #Irish #fairies are not the floaty, drippy sort of English imagination."

"England: “Ah, I met the fairies as I walked through the forest and it was like a dream of beauty.”

#Ireland: “Yeah I met the fairies on the old hill and now every Wednesday I turn into a donkey they whip.""




@ebel Different view of the aristocracy, when you’re Irish.

@ghost_bird well yes there is that. 🙂 But I think it goes back longer than that. Fairies have been horrible for a long long time.

@ebel True enough. And English folklore got collected and sanitised as part of the process of creating an English national identity in a way that didn't happen with Ireland.

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