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Based on several British folk takes, this purse will contain everything you need to keep the bad faeries away should you wander about in the mirk and
Based on several British folk takes, this purse will contain everything you need to keep the bad faeries away should you wander about in the mirk and midnight hour! A traditional druid purse is circular so when you flatten it, a magic circle is formed. Green is the color of the faerie fae and red is a protective color. The outside is a plaid to combine all the sacred colors. Should you ever get lost, simply turn the pouch inside out! The inside is a Celtic cross that also displays The Rune of Saint Patrick, also known as the Faedh Fiada from Ireland's most celebrated folk hero. If you cannot find the real items depicted, then the image should trick the bad folk well enough. You can find out more about these traditions in tales like "The Laird of Morphie & The Water Kelpie" (Rowan Cross) and "The Gold of Fairnilee" (Roman Tear Vial.) Make sure you break a piece from the bannock cake before giving it to a child! You can put salt into the lining of the purse, along with other sacred herbs like red verbena. For added jauntiness and protection, use the plaid border to sew strips along the border from which to hang bells like a Morris Dancer. Good luck!