You know it rains a lot when You can se waves on the road.
Yes it did rain a lot on my way home after work and the wind was pretty strong too. I have to say that I got a bit surprised when I saw waves in the puddles on the road 🙂 not huge ones naturally but big enough to show in the light from the cars. It is calm here around my cottage since the winds comes from west south-west. The roar from the wind did wake me up during the night though.
So what to do if You suddenly meet a being? They can just ignore You but it is always best to be safe than sorry and have some protection or bribes in the pockets. As I wrote before, steel is something they can’t stand, they lose their power and if they touch it they’ll get burned. scissors made from steel is a great thing to put on the chest of a dead person in the coffin, that prevents him or her from becoming for instance a ghost. Silver is another thing that can be deadly for some beings.
Here in southern Sweden they used to make amulets, with a cross on it, from silver. These should be forged during three Thursday nights and the silver should be begged from nine different locations (they sure didn’t make things easy, did they 🙂 ). These amulets, called Ellakors, protected the owner from fairies who loved to give us humans diseases. Silver is also the only thing that can kill a Bjära. A bjära was an animal used by a witch to steal milk from a neighbors cows and they were rather difficult to create. Here in southern Sweden it usually was a hare.
But silver could also help You in other ways, like if a mountain troll tried to kidnap You and bring You inside its home in the mountain silver could be paid as a ransom and it would let You go (until next time of course 🙂 ). If You threw some silver in a lake or river before fishing the water nymph who lived in that water then most likely would help You to get lots of fish or at least not try to drown You 🙂
It is time to get something to eat and then some tv before bed.
Have a great day!