By W.Y. Evans Wentz, Terrance McKenna
First released in 1911, the vintage publication at the luminous truth of leprechauns, pixies, and different fairy spirits What are fairies, these romantic and occasionally mischievous little people--pixies, nixies, elves, fauns, cakes, dwarfs, leprechauns, and all other kinds of the daoine sidhe (fairy people)? Are they actual? Folklorists say they're fragments of historical spiritual ideals; occultists name them nature spirits; the peasant culture says they're fallen angels who weren't more than enough to be kept or undesirable adequate to be misplaced. In his definitive research, W.Y. Evans-Wentz, the well known translator of The Tibetan publication of the lifeless, unveils the mystic and mysterious folklore of the entire Celtic international locations. This ebook provides a physique of culture of and testimony approximately an elusive order of lifestyles that survives within the common atmosphere of untamed and lonely locations. now not chuffed with purely formal learn, Evans-Wentz accumulated firsthand experiences of fairies in Wales, eire, Scotland, and Brittany and sought to respond to the foremost questions shunned by way of different folklorists. A vintage within the box of Celtic reviews, The Fairy religion in Celtic international locations provides facts for dwelling fairy religion that Dr. Wentz collected in his travels; examines the recorded tales of fairies in vintage works just like the Welsh Mabinogion, and the Irish Tuatha de Danann, in addition to Arthurian legends; explores trust in fairies; and stories the fairy religion in gentle of technological know-how. A compassionate, vigorous, and seminal exploration of a wealthy and luminous international, this is often an remarkable addition to the sphere of Celtic reviews.