A Piseóg is a curse, placed on feuding neighbors, competing farmers and so on.
Often recognized by a circle of eggs found in the hay or a talisman placed on a wall, they are set to bring misfortune on the home.
The first is ‘Leath Bhrogan’, meaning shoe maker and the second is Luacharmán meaning small body.
Leprechauns like to keep themselves to themselves and really don’t like mortals – or each other.
These Stones have been found all over Ireland, usually associated with burial stones of ancient kings and warriors, however they are not of the past – Druidic practices are not just ongoing in modern Ireland but growing in popularity.
In previous centuries much of the population of Ireland couldn’t read or write and hexes, protection spells and rituals involved symbolism to get the point across.
Of course the Formorians, a wild and altogether darker and more sinister supernatural race, still have their part to play.
Also known as Gan Ceann, meaning without a head, The Dullahan hunts the souls of the dying in the night.
Without a doubt the most terrifying of these supernatural beings are the harbingers of death.
Crom Dubh was the sacrificial god associated with death and slaughter and his incarnation was The Dullahan, a part of the ‘Unseelie court’ of the fairy realm.
Very much loners they are happiest in their own intoxicated company, however there is one you should be afraid of and that is the Fear Dearg which translates as ’Red Man’.
Recognized by his blemished yellowy skin, Fear Dearg is dressed head to foot in red and his greatest delight is your fear and dread.
He has the ability to make your nightmare a reality. We have Fairy Shock Troops riding the wind, devastating farmlands and cattle just for kicks, spirits of the eternally damned wandering the earthly realm looking for Irish souls to steal, serpents, mermaids and hellhounds.