Not all fairies are bad. Most are helpful and they finish household chores for you. In this post, we look at how to keep the bad fairies out of your home and away from your family.
There are only a few types of fairies that could harm you. Most of the time, you don’t have to worry about brownies. They want to keep your home nice and tidy. Elves rarely come to our world, so I would say don’t be too worried about them.
Which Fairies Do The Most Harm
The troublesome fairies are trolls, red caps, sluagh and pixies.
Trolls really don’t bother humans very often. If you remember from earlier posts in our series on fairies, it’s the trolls that use changelings and take your child.
Red caps are the nastiest fairies out there. They murder people with the knives they have for fingers.
Sluagh are the spirits of the dead and they’ll fly into your home, grab you and drop you from several hundred feet.
Pixies are usually tricksters, but some of their jokes can get you killed. They don’t go into human areas very often, but when they do, it’s troublesome.
How to Protect Your Family, Home and Pets from Fairies
I’ll just answer the main question I get right now: No, ghost protection techniques don’t work on fairies. Occasionally, a prayer will help, but don’t count on it.
The best ways to protect your home are provided by Mother Nature.
Iron is lethal to most fairies, and certain herbs will drive them out of your home, and create a protective dome around it.
Let’s get specific about how to really keep the fairies away. Now, you could also remove the good fairies, like brownies, with these methods. Please think about your relationship with fairies before you use them.
To protect your children from trolls, place a pair of scissors next their bed. For added protection, put a lucky horseshoe above their room door.
Staying on the horseshoe theme, you can put one above the main entrance of your house and it will help protect the entire home. For added protection, put iron near any opening a person could go through. If you have large windows, you may want to place some nails near it to make a barrier. You can do the same with your dog’s house to keep the fairies out.
Please remember that the iron you use must be 100% iron. Much of the stuff we buy at the store is a blend. It will still protect you, but the protection could be limited.
I think herbs are the most practical way to protect yourself and home. If you want a strong barrier created, make a wreath with blackberry stems, ivy and rowan, and hang it on your front door.
Another really strong protection herb is boxwood. If you put it around your house, you shouldn’t have a problem with any type of fairy.
Lastly, if you travel, you can put an iron nail in your pocket and fairies will leave you alone.
Thanks for reading our series on fairies and reading GhostlyActivities.com!
“Fairies: Mysteries, Folklore and Facts,” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
“The Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Spirits,” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
“Monsters,” by John Michael Greer
“Is Your House Haunted?,” by Fiona Broome
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