The Origins of Modern Fae

Answering popular questions about where faeries come from, how to repel them, how to lure them, and how they've evolved over time.


Written and narrated by Ronel Janse van Vuuren.

Copyright 2022 Ronel Janse van Vuuren -- All rights reserved.


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Music: Secrets by David Fesliyan ( and Dramatic Heartbeat by


Sources mentioned in post:

The Denham Tracts, edited by James Hardy (London: Folklore Society, 1892-1895)

The Handbook of Folklore by CS Burne (1914)

The Testimony of Tradition by David MacRitchie (1890) 

Fians, Fairies and Picts by David MacRitchie (1893)

The Fairy-Faith in the Celtic Countries by WY Evans-Wentz (1911) 

Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael (1900)

The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley (1828) 

Iron and Fae podcast episode 

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