Crossroads have always regarded as special places, with many superstitions and legends associated with them. Often suicides and murderers were buried or hung in gibbets at lonely crossroads so their restless ghosts would be confused and not know which direction to take, thus preventing them from coming back to harm the living. In Iceland, people believe that the elves move house on New Year’s Eve. Mortals may intercept them at crossroads, in the hope the elves will bribe them with food and treasure to let them pass.
Best Wishes from all at Fae Nation as we stand on the threshold of 2007.Filed under Faerylore, General | Comment (0)