I love going to places with a real sense of identity and a strong cultural heritage, and the Isle of Man is certainly one of them. There is a palpable sense of history and ancient atmosphere here.
I’m really enjoying learning more about the myths and legends of the IOM on this trip, and getting into the local customs. My kids are loving it, too.
Here it is all about the little people. Not warm and fuzzy with lots of sparkle, they demand respect and on the IOM, they get it. As someone once said, the IOM is actually a place where there could be fairies at the bottom of your garden. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.
Here, if you don’t greet the fairies going over the fairy bridge, you will get an unpleasant surprise. A friend forgot to say hello and lost her tyre on the downhill bend. It actually passed her before she realised she was driving on three tyres. She never forgot again .
What is the most interesting myth or legend you’ve heard? (I’m looking forward to hearing some good ones!)