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Best Sale Woodland Pooka Handmade in Ireland Soft Toy Plushie Doll Irish Fairy Folk 25 x 20 cm Wool Natural Fibres Cute Magical Pixie Creature

Best Sale Woodland Pooka Handmade in Ireland Soft Toy Plushie Doll Irish Fairy Folk 25 x 20 cm Wool Natural Fibres Cute Magical Pixie Creature

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St. Calanns Pookas.

Leprechauns are the most famous of the 'little people' outside of Ireland, but traditionally on the island the Pooka was more frequently sighted and had much greater effect on how people lived their lives. Pookas are small fairies,shape-shifters, feared and respected for their ability to cause harm and mischief. They come out at night and cause havoc around homes and farms. The Pooka causes milk to curdle, frightens hens into stopping laying eggs and will break property if he is not kept appeased. Pookas were kept happy by being offered a small portion of harvest each year.
But these are St. Calann's Pookas.
In 5th Century Ireland, around 440 AD to be precise, Saint Patrick entrusted his most Holy bell to one of his most loyal followers, Saint Calann. Saint Calann was a mysterious man, respected for his knowledge of all the terrains and wild things of his native Ireland. Once the bell, one of Ireland's most holy relics, was left in his safe keeping, he turned to the fairy folk to help him ensure that it would never come to any harm. This is when the Pookas enter his story.
Saint Calann had spent his early life in the company of the little folk and, with the help of an occasional handful of barley, had befriended the often misunderstood Pookas, finding those hailing from counties Armagh and Down to be particularly amiable.
It was these Pookas, and a few sturdy Antrim cousins that secretly defended the holy relics against theft and attack. Over the centuries the Pookas have maintained their friendship with the devotees of Saint Calann, now known as Mulholland, looking after their households and keeping their more mischievous kin in check.
The family consists of a number of subspecies mirroring their favourite terrain, mountains, fields, woodland, rivers and coastal areas.
These are soft woollen representations of these Pookas, hand stitched and made mostly from natural fibres. Each one is a one of a kind character and contains the "Pooka's Share" of barley and a little bit of lavender. Although they are strong and sturdy, care must be taken with how they are handled and they should be kept away from fire... Pookas don't like fire!
St. Calanns Pookas.

Leprechauns are the most famous of the 'little people' outside of Ireland, but traditionally on the island the Pooka was more frequently sighted and had much greater effect on how people lived their lives. Pookas are small fairies,shape-shifters, feared and respected for their ability to cause harm and mischief. They come out at night and cause havoc around homes and farms. The Pooka causes milk to curdle, frightens hens into stopping laying eggs and will break property if he is not kept appeased. Pookas were kept happy by being offered a small portion of harvest each year.
But these are St. Calann's Pookas.
In 5th Century Ireland, around 440 AD to be precise, Saint Patrick entrusted his most Holy bell to one of his most loyal followers, Saint Calann. Saint Calann was a mysterious man, respected for his knowledge of all the terrains and wild things of his native Ireland. Once the bell, one of Ireland's most holy relics, was left in his safe keeping, he turned to the fairy folk to help him ensure that it would never come to any harm. This is when the Pookas enter his story.
Saint Calann had spent his early life in the company of the little folk and, with the help of an occasional handful of barley, had befriended the often misunderstood Pookas, finding those hailing from counties Armagh and Down to be particularly amiable.
It was these Pookas, and a few sturdy Antrim cousins that secretly defended the holy relics against theft and attack. Over the centuries the Pookas have maintained their friendship with the devotees of Saint Calann, now known as Mulholland, looking after their households and keeping their more mischievous kin in check.
The family consists of a number of subspecies mirroring their favourite terrain, mountains, fields, woodland, rivers and coastal areas.
These are soft woollen representations of these Pookas, hand stitched and made mostly from natural fibres. Each one is a one of a kind character and contains the "Pooka's Share" of barley and a little bit of lavender. Although they are strong and sturdy, care must be taken with how they are handled and they should be kept away from fire... Pookas don't like fire!