Sunday, 3 October 2010

Strathaven, Fairy Mound

Directly south of Strathaven, in a hidden bend of the Avon Water, lies a fairy mound that local people still venerate.

We met a local family there who according to tradition always walked three times sunwise around the mound to show their respects to the fairies. We did the same again this time and also planted some crystals around it.

Fee and I climbed to the top of the mound to discover that careless people had started a fire up there and burnt all the bushes while leaving broken bottles and litter lying all around. We cleaned up all the litter and broken glass, and then sent healing to the place. I guess that was why we had been drawn there?

We found the magical entrance to the fairy mound on the north side, but decided not to enter at this time...


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