The Fairy Ring

[Midsummer] [Hart] The common view of fairies is of delicate, winged-creatures who flit from flower to flower. The Fairy Ring by Anna Franklin is devoted to all the wee folk of Britain and Ireland - fairies, sprites, ogres and other beings great and small. There is the familiar leprechaun and will-o'-the-wisp, but also the more unfamiliar spriggan and phooka. The deck is divided into four suits for the four seasons. Each suit has nine numbered cards and four court cards. Each card features a different magical being identified by name at the bottom. There are also eight festival cards marking the chief fairy feasts of the year. The set comes with the book Guide to the Fairy Ring by Franklin (264 pages). She gives some background lore about each fairy, card meanings and a guide to working with each one according to its nature. She also offers some spreads specifically designed for the Fairy Ring deck. The illustrator is Paul Mason. Franklin and Mason also collaborated on the Sacred Circle Tarot.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back
Design
60 3 1/4" x 4 5/8" 2002 [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Also Included: instruction book (264 pages), 4 spread cards

Cards:
Spring Court: Ace - King
Ariel, Leprechaun, Brownie, Befind, Fairy Hart/Unicorn, Garconer
Asrai, Billy Winkler, Pixie, White Lady, Tiddy Mun, Sea Mither, Woodwose
Summer Court: Ace - King
Fire Drake, Wayland Smith, Gruagach, Habetrot, Cro Sith/Taroo Ushty, Aine, Will o' the Wisp,
Tam Lin, Jenny Greenteeth, Green Lady, Robin Goodfellow, Elder Queen, Oakman
Autumn Court: Ace - King
Mermaid, Spriggan, Changeling, Banshee, Fairy Horse/Kelpie, Tryamour, Lake Maiden,
Boabhan Sith, Selkie, Morgan Le Fay, Phooka, Queen Oonagh, King Kinvarra
Winter Court: Ace - King
Knocker, Trow, Boggart, Grim, Fairy Dog/Black Shuck, Lhiannan Shee, Fachan,
Bogeyman, Unseelie Court, Blue Hag, Jack Frost, Mab, Gwyn ap Nudd
Fairy Festival Cards:
Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lughnasa, Herfest, Samhain, Yule

Suit Names: no suits

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knave, Lady

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[Jack Frost] [Lake Maiden] [Fire Drake]

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