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Helpful Fairies

Carolyne Larrington and Fay Hield discuss how fairies and humans can co-operate and assist each other.

Although fairies can be highly dangerous there are domains of life where they need human help. Giving birth is one; human midwives are needed to help fairy babies into the world. Working with iron is inimical to many fairies too, and they will give fine rewards when humans fulfill the bargains they’ve made. And we also discover how fairies, particularly the trows of Orkney, love a good tune...