February 3, 2014

Welsh Fairy Mounts

According to Welsh folklore, warrior fairies' favorite mounts are the majestic and impressive... corgis.  That's right, you read that correctly.  The name Corgi stands for "Fairy Heeler" or "Fairy Herding Dog."

The fairies treasure these dwarvish canines for their golden fur, short legs, and  fox-like heads (though they lost their tails after displeasing the Fairy Queen when they went on a strike--the Fey folk don't like to have their wishes ignored!).  And, if anyone doubts the dogs' fairy provenance, they have but to look at the saddle markings left on their backs from giving rides to the fairies.

Art by Sandara
Source:
Corgi Legends

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