Elven Nation Manifesto

On 6 February 1995, a document titled the “Elven Nation Manifesto” was posted to Usenet, including the groups alt.pagan and alt.magick. Enough people contacted the original author of the Elven Nation post in good faith for a planned mailing list to spin off from it. I raise this rallying cry for all fellow non-humans around … Read more

Goblin Market

By Christina Rossetti Maids heard the goblins cry: Morning and evening “Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy: Apples and quinces, Lemons and oranges, Plump unpeck’d cherries, Melons and raspberries, Bloom-down-cheek’d peaches, Swart-headed mulberries, Wild free-born cranberries, Crab-apples, dewberries, Pine-apples, blackberries, Apricots, strawberries;— All ripe together In summer weather,— Morns that pass by, … Read more

Ode to Freya

“Hail to thee, Freya, Queen of the Aesir,Queen of Vanir, fair Lady of Álfheim.Mistress of magic, Mother of Midgard;By the sovereign power of seithrAnd strength of BrísingamenLend me your insight in this my rite.Freya!Great Goddess!Thee I call, thee I invoke!Surround me in your feathered cloakThat I may see through the nine worldsFrom the roots to … Read more

Faerie gifts

It is believed that to know the name of a particular fairy could summon it to you and force it to do your bidding. The name could be used as an insult towards the fairy in question, but it could also rather contradictory be used to grant powers and gifts to the user. But the … Read more

The creation of Mjölnir, Draupnir and Gungnir

One day, Loki the trickster found himself in an especially mischievous mood and cut off the gorgeous golden hair of Sif, the wife of Thor. When Thor learned of this, his quick temper was enraged, and he seized Loki and threatened to break every bone in his body. Loki pleaded with the thunder god to … Read more

Fairy rings and dances

According to folklore, fairy rings are magical circles in which witches and faeries meet to sing and dance at night. The wild enchantment of the faerie music can lead passersby inexorably towards the ring which like a faerie or a kiss or faerie food and drink, can lead to captivity forever in the world of … Read more

Fairy etiquette

Fairy etiquette is a strict and exacting art. Different types of fairies observe many different standards of manners, and the ignorant or uninformed risk many dangers when dealing incorrectly with the fairy folk. Brownies and their ilk (the bwca in Wales, the bodach in Scotland, the Manx fynnoderee, sometimes the pixies of Devon and Cornwall, … Read more

Faeries tricks and crimes

Faeries have always interfere in the life of mortals and it is probably their reason of being among us. A lot of “evil” fairies have been held responsible for the bad weather and the resulting poor crops, diseases, disparitions and all the things that men could not explain. Less harmful are the “tricks”, the special … Read more