A Fairy at the Russian Centre of Culture and Information, Sofia

Bulgarian legends have it that the kingdom of fairies (samodivas) is a mythical land far, far away where the sky and ground merge into one. They would come here on 25 March (the Feast of Annunciation) and leave on 29 August (the feast day of John the Baptist). They may fall in love with a lad or lure a shepherded into playing to them. The next morning, the grass where they have danced barefoot is left charred and the shepherd boy has gone insane after what he has seen. One can catch and keep. ...

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