Visioning the Faeries: Magical Ointments and Seeing the Unseen — deadbutdreaming

A common motif in European folklore is that of the faeries being made visible to a human through the application (accidentally or on purpose) of an ointment or salve to the eyes (Aarne-Thompson Motif Index 235.4). Often, the story is completed by the faeries discovering the human has used this magical technique to observe them, […]

via Visioning the Faeries: Magical Ointments and Seeing the Unseen — deadbutdreaming

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