Faeries are one of the supernatural beings I’m going to use for this WIP. They’re quite fascinating.
Their charm partly is due to the fact they’re part of the Celtic mythology so they’re perfect for my purpose.
I have to admit, being ignorant as I am, that I didn’t know almost anything about faeries, including the right spelling of the word. I’m finding the read very interesting and enlightening.
I didn’t know anything about their habits or their dwells or their social arrangement. I luckily found them at the very beginning of the list of Irish supernatural creature I started to study.
My first stop was this website. It’s packed with information and it’s a good tool I can use at least as a guideline to organize my future researching.
I say luckily because one of the books (this WIP hopefully will be a series) had its plot centered on faeries and the interaction in between them and humans and other supernatural creatures.
However, after learning what I read on that website, I realized that the whole point of the story was wrong! Not much harm done, though!
I need the story itself for the whole arc of the series I’m planning, so I told myself that I’ll just have to use another creature and that’s sorted!
But, most of all, the study of the faerie lore gave me a new idea I could use for another book altogether. I was still trying to create plots for the following books in order to have a complete overall idea and this helped!
Win, Win I’d say!
I’m aware I have to verify the data I’ve found out, but I’m all excited.
Last summer, during my brief trip in Sligo, we went to the the Gillighan’s world.
I knew from the lady in that place that there should be a whole literature, even modern stuff, about it packed with the information I need.
You know me already, I love researching.
So this is what I have so far about faeries.
Do you have any advice on the matter?
Any book you can recommend on the topic?
Let me know in the comments below.