304-Celtic Folklore: Among Us

Jan 18, 2023, 04:30 AM

Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us: witches that live in our home town, trolls that hold dance parties on the frozen wastes, and tiny, 1000-year-old fairy creatures who are buying drinks after work.

The creature this week is the Giant of Smeeth, who would really like you to watch your language, please.

***Slight correction***
I mention that it is 9th century Scotland in the first story. It's...probably not? The stories are just kind of vaguely Medieval or Early Modern and it likely takes place in the late Middle Ages since witchcraft wasn't a capital offense in England until the 1500s. 

The 9th century bit was part of a throwaway joke about margaritas at girl's night, but I thought it would be better to be more accurate.

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