26 Jul 2014

FAIRIES MISBEEHAVING

How lovely is this story?   
 
Manx (Isle of Man) legend has it that naughty fairies are transformed into bumblebees whose misdeeds are punished by them having to spend a night in a specially constructed 'bee cage' that has small hole that can be blocked up.

Not nearly as cruel as it sounds, the bumblebee is secretly released by the child's parent(s) who replace it with a stone which, the 'bad' fairy having been punished enough and thus transformed back into a 'good' fairy with enough magical power to make its escape, is left as a reminder as to what can happen when you are naughty.



 

14 comments:

Naida said...

Interesting legend!

chitra said...

This one is good and Like the song too.

Kelly said...

You fine the most interesting legends and folklore to share with us!

The video is cute, too. Bees (in real life) are much more important to our existence than many folks realize.

Suko said...

Fun and clever post, Tracy!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha that video cracked me up. If PSY recorded that song and got Snoop Dog on the rap it probably would be a hit. :D

Brian Joseph said...

That is a funny and neat in interpretation of an old legend!

Sherry Ellis said...

Nice way to get kids aware of the importance of honey bees!

Anilkumar Kurup said...

Lovely. Really wonderful.

Lady Lilith said...

Remind me to always be on my best behavior :)

Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

Interesting!

Literary Feline said...

What a great story!

So many books, so little time said...

Never heard it before and I love love love the video :D

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

How fun! I love learning new interesting bits here. :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

Wow! Remind me not to move to I-O-M! All those naughty children locked up in cages with the holes blocked up ..... Mind you after the day I have had in the shop, now that the little 'darlings' are on school holidays, that doesn't seem like such a bad idea ... JUST JOKING!!

The video is excellent, ther are some really talented and creative people about.

Yvonne.