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  1. Learn about Kelpies, freshwater spirits that appear often as a gray horse, which may seem friendly initially, but this is simply their tactic used to entice weary travelers or children onto its back and it will accommodate them by growing in order to maximize its prey. Once astride their unfortunate victims become magically stuck and the Kelpie gallops into the water, submerging the riders until they drown... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Kelpie itself, delve into my personal insight and applications of the Kelpie, and summarize t
  2. Introduction Hello listeners, subscribers, and wanderers to Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast. Welcome, I'm your host Annelise and this is Part 2 of our Kelpies episode series, it is also the final part. If you haven't listened to Part 1, please go back and do so now. In Part 1 we discussed Kelpie origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics and abilities, Kelpie magical characteristics and abilities, their, habitat, homes, and relationship to other faerie folk, and finally Kelpies' relationship to humans and how to find, interact, trap,
  3. First Story "Once, there was a small lake village called Abernathy, where moss lay in brush strokes across buildings of brick and wood. Grayed stones and a fractured kaleidoscope of dense forest, woodland meadows, and a lake with soft pebbled banks lay spread across the land. It still exists today, though long ago it is said that seven little girls and a little boy went for a walk on a Sunday afternoon. They took a circuitous route through the forest this one brisk summer morning, brushing aside spiraled ferns in search of the lake. The group emerged upon the banks of the great lake
  4. Learn about Kelpies, freshwater spirits that appear often as a gray horse, which may seem friendly initially, but this is simply their tactic used to entice weary travelers or children onto its back and it will accommodate them by growing in order to maximize its prey. Once astride their unfortunate victims become magically stuck and the Kelpie gallops into the water, submerging the riders until they drown... In part one we will discuss a first story, Kelpie origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics and abilities, Kelpie magical characterist
  5. *NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they require to feed their young. Dracs reside in enchanted cities or caverns beneath the rivers of France... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Drac itself, delve into my personal insight and ap
  6. Introduction "Hello listeners and welcome to Dracs Part 2, the second and final episode in our Dracs informational series. If you haven't listened to Part 1, please, go back and do so now because a lot of the information presented in the following episode will probably not make sense to you. In Part 1, we discussed a first story, then delved right into the Drac origins, first writings, and role in history, as well as their nature and physical characteristics and abilities, Drac magical characteristics and abilities, their habitat, homes, and relationship with other faerie folk, and, final
  7. *NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they require to feed their young. Dracs reside in enchanted cities or caverns beneath the rivers of France... In part one we will discuss a first story, Drac origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics a
  8. *Disclaimer "The following episode will be detailing the characteristics of Dracs, a French river fay/serpentine creature. There will be no subsequent references of the vampire Dracula or Drac for short, so do not anticipate hearing of the plights of these bloodsucking paranormal beings. If, now, you have lost interest in listening to this episode I implore you to choose another fay to learn about whilst exploring Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast, or, if you are so inclined to hear about vampires, please compose an email to ourveilofsmokeandgold@gmail.com; I would love to hear from you.
  9. Learn about Selkies and Roane, fairies from Celtic myth that are capable of transforming into a seal by putting on a magical sealskin coat. They are kind and forgiving, unlike their mermaid counterparts, as well as beautiful in a sad, knowing way. Seal-people occasionally mate with humans, either because they choose to come ashore, are forced into marriage when their skin is stolen, or are summoned by dropping seven tears into the sea... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Selkie itself, delve into my personal insight and applications o
  10. Introduction "Hello, and welcome to Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast! I'm your host, Annelise, and this is Part 2 of our Selkie informational episodes. If you haven't listened to Part 1, please, go back and listen to it now. In Part 1 we discussed a first story, Selkie origins, first, writings, and role in history, their nature or personality as well as physical characteristics and abilities, Selkie magical characteristics and abilities, their habitat, homes, and relationship to other faerie folk, their relationship with humans and how to find, interact, trap, lure, or repel them based
  11. Learn about Selkies and Roane, fairies from Celtic myth that are capable of transforming into a seal by putting on a magical sealskin coat. They are kind and forgiving, unlike their mermaid counterparts, as well as beautiful in a sad, knowing way. Seal-people occasionally mate with humans, either because they choose to come ashore, are forced into marriage when their skin is stolen, or are summoned by dropping seven tears into the sea... In part one we will discuss a first story, Selkie origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics and abilities
  12. An introductory minisode to the water fae unit. (Access the Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)
  13. An overview of the pagan concept of the elements: water, air, earth, and fire. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)
  14. Explore a short introduction to the podcast format, some cursory descriptions of a few faeries, and meet the host. (Access the Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)
  15. Hosted by an exuberant middle schooler, Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast is a biweekly podcast and whimsical bridge for the imagination. In our contemporary world, most everything that cannot either be proven or lucrative (hence smoke and gold), is deemed unimportant and not necessarily meaningful. Each episode, explore a different magical creature or faerie through stories, their history, origins, and role in history, an intricate description of their magic and characteristics, and an in-depth analyzing of their hidden meanings as well as some personal insights and comments from the host. E
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