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!