Thursday, May 17, 2012


Name:  Dirne-Weible, means “Little Serving Maiden”

Origin:  Bavaria

Description:  Faerie dressed in red with a basket in apples. In Germany, the Dirne-Weible is a type of Wood Wife dressed completely in white.

Disposition:  The Dirne-Weible is a kind faerie.  If she gives you her apples, they will turn into money.  She is also very sensitive.  She’ll want to go for a walk with you.  If you refuse, she’ll run bawling into the forest. 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve read enough fairytales to never trust a woman with apples.  How about you?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Birthday Addition of Faerie Friday

Normally I write my Faerie Friday post on Thursdays.  Yesterday was my birthday so I didn’t get around to it.  Hey, a girl only turns 34 once. 

In honor of my birthday, I am doing something a little different for Faerie Friday.

Yes, something different.

I want you guys to tell me what your favorite creatures of lore and myth are.  I know you have them.

Please share!  Don't leave me hanging.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gwrach Y Rhibyn

Thank you to all of you that followed me for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  I appreciate all of the support.  The format for the challenge worked so well I thought I would incorporate it into my Faerie Friday posts.

Sort of like this but not really.

Origin: Wales (Welsh)

Description:  The Gwrach Y Rhibyn is a hag and she looks like one.  She has tangled red hair, sunken eyes and a hooked nose. She has really long, black teeth.  What really gets me are the disproportionally long, shriveled arms.  Yuck.

Her deal:  She is a Welsh Banshee.  She follows besides a person she wants to warn. She is invisible to said person.  When she comes to a crossroad or stream, she lets out her warning.  It could be one of a couple things.  “My husband” means you husband is going to die.  “My wife” means your wife is going to die.  “My child,” means… well, I think you get the picture.  If you can’t make out she is saying, you are going to die.

Many scholars look at her as an ancestral figure or a mother goddess.  Have you noticed that a lot of the old mother goddesses are now portrayed as hags?  I spell a conspiracy!