Fri, Aug 13|
The Little People and Other Fairy Traditions in the Ozarks
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
About the event
Ozark folklore is rich with stories about the Little People, or fairies. This unique blend of Indigenous and European traditions still has an active role in many people's lives throughout the region today. The Little People are often seen as animistic protectors of nature and cantankerous tricksters who divvy out gifts to those who are kind and curses to the foolish. In this class we will look at how this fairy lore often influences the day-to-day lives of Ozark farmers and hillfolk as well as how gifts from the Little People have created healers and other magical practitioners.
About the Presenter:
Brandon Weston is a healer, writer, and folklorist living in the Arkansas Ozarks. He is author of "Ozark Folk Magic: Plants, Prayers, and Healing" and owner of Ozark Healing Traditions, a collective of articles, lectures, and workshops focusing on traditions of medicine, magic, and folklore from the Ozark Mountain region. As an active healer, his work with clients includes everything from spiritual cleanses to house blessings and all the weird and wonderful ailments in between. He comes from a long line of Ozark hillfolk and works hard to keep the traditions that he’s collected alive and true for generations to come.
*This class is part of the General Admission & Friday 8/13/21 Day Pass registrations, if you are interested in attending all of the events during this festival, or all of the events offered on Friday 8/13/21, please select the appropriate registration type on our Events & Registration page.*
**Attendees will have access to this recording until the end of 2021 - class recording links will be emailed to attendees within 7 business days of the conclusion of the festival. To protect the IP of our presenters, class recordings will not be downloadable.**
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****PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee that any class registration within 24 hours of the class start time will be admitted to the livestreaming of the class. You will however receive the class recording link within 7 business days of the conclusion of the festival and will have access to the recording for the remainder of 2021****
The Little People