Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Week!

On March 17, everyone is Irish – or pretends to be! Since I have a bit o’ the Irish in me, as well as the Scottish, I take pride in the wearin’ o’ the green. I certainly don’t want to get pinched!’

The Irish world is full of fantasy and Wee Folk. We have our mischief maker, the Leprechaun; our harbinger of death, the Banshee; and the beloved faierie spirits and sprites. We have dwarfs and gnomes, pixies and elves – anything your fantasy desires.

When you are writing fantasy, these Celtic fantasy folk make wonderful characters. Each has a specific personality and behavioral trait. I’m not sure which of them is my favorite, but I know I’ll find a place for each of them in future stories.

Think “IRISH” all week! Until later, I leave you with this Irish blessing:

May the love and protection Saint Patrick can give

Be yours in abundance as long as you live.

TIP: Read all you can about the traditions and legends that surround these creatures as you begin your journey into fantasy-land.

A hui hou!

One thought on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Week!”

  1. St. Patricks Day is always great fun! It reminds me I need to rewatch the movie, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” which was one of my childhood favorites. When I was a child I thought Disney was the only company that made movies because those were the only movies anyone would take me to see. I also had an aunt who’s birthday was on St. Patrick’s Day, and as a child I could never remember any relative’s birthday, except Aunt Betty 🙂

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