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Great question. The short answer is that the development of faeries being literally unable to lie is a more modern take1. There's no question faeries could be deceptive in earlier traditions, but outright lying is atypical. Additionally, your question raises interesting related points about the relevant folklore. Insofar as faeries and lying goes, there's ...


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Perhaps an answer can be found from a different group of Celtic people, the Welsh: Math fab Mathonwy was a king of Gwynedd who needed to rest his feet in the lap of a virgin unless he was at war, or he would die. (Wikipedia). In the book Celtic goddesses by Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green, pg. 70, she writes: The sexual imagery of the goddess can also be less ...


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