A Review of Morgan Daimler’s ‘A New Dictionary of Fairies’

A fantastic review of Morgan Daimlers A New Dictionary of Fairies.

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A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st-Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler (Moon Books, 2020). ISBN 978 1 78904 036 4

The upsurge of interest in faerie traditions over the last decade suggests there is an innate, newly invigorated, understanding that the faeries represent a fundamentally important part of our cultural zeitgeist. This is partly the result of the internet and the wide spread of information that is now available about a phenomenon, which was previously relegated to the sidelines and even disregarded as an irrelevant, fossilised remnant of past superstition. While folklorists have always maintained the tradition in public consciousness, there has recently been a more dynamic delivery of the faerie phenomenon, which suggests it may have much more to offer, and that its place in the 21st century is an ongoing process.

In fact, the exponential growth in faerie literature, both in…

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