wingedflower asked: For the faekin asking about raw/rare meat: I usually don't eat rare red meat (I avoid rare steak like the plague, I hate the texture, but my fiance loves it. What happens when you live with a vampire ahah), but I LOVE sushi! Tuna and salmon are the best because of the sort of rich-but-clean taste like I remember. A lot of people think faeries are vegetarians, but I heard of faeries that are down right blood thirsty or very carnivorus.
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the-fedora-fairy asked: For the other Faekin! It's actually really common. I normally don't eat meat if I can help it (I really, really don't like the taste/texture.) However, when i'm craving it I know why (It seems to go along with weather.). Traditionally, it was a big deal to eat meat; it was reserved for special occasions and high feasts. I dunno. At least from memories (Which are hazy, i'm too cold to think)
That’s sweet, tough! I love hearing about memories!
Anonymous asked: The Tuatha Dé Danann, the basis for the fey legends of Ireland and most of our modern conception of fey, placed such importance on pork that pig or boar meat was ALWAYS served at a feast. And that's not even getting into the Wild Hunt! Modern ideas of fey as nature spirits have led some people to believe they must be vegetarian, but meat is part of nature too. Eat what you crave—that's the best thing for fey. Love, an aggressively omnivorous Wild Hunt-associated fey who adores steak.
More stuff about meat-eating fae (fey?? fay??? I dunno, I’m just a lion)!
ghostcatscience asked: Yeah, @ last anon, it's good to keep in mind that sometimes being hungry for particular things means your body needs it and knows that something it needs is in there. This is one of the reasons those "if you crave this eat this instead" things don't work - your body knows what it needs. Feeding your soul right is important, but feeding your body right is more important, since that's what keeps you up and at it! Don't be too concerned if you're a jaguar who wants peaches. You just need peaches!
Very good point, friend!
mistintrees asked: @ that Fae that was craving raw meat: some unseelie fae (from what I've heard, I'm not unseelie myself nor have I done a lot of in-depth research) like Redcaps are carnivorous, not to mention fae or oni that are fairly-like from more eastern cultures (the Kappa comes to mind; a water spirit that eats people if they don't give them cucumbers.) that are outright bloodthirsty. Many fae also hunt animals for sustenance! Nothing weird there.
Wolf would know better than me about this, but this is a good point!
Anonymous asked: is it common for faekin to get cravings for raw or rare meat?
I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. There’s so many, many, many types of fae out there. I mean, seriously. I’ve got friends who could ramble for hours about carnivorous fae, I’m sure.
Don’t let your cravings weird you out or confuse you, darling. I’m sure they’re perfectly natural.
To add, it’s also possible that your human body is simply craving something for nutrition, and it has nothing to do with your kinself. People with argot poisoning will crave milk, because it’s the cure! There’s foods your human body needs and wants, even if your kinside doesn’t like it. Have you ever seen a lion try to eat a salad?
Anonymous asked: faekin whos been having a craving for lavender recently here. it looks like you don't have a lavender tag, do you have any good recipes using it?
We have a few things tagged for Lavender
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A great tea to calm and nourish (use organic stuff only).
- 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers
- 1 tablespoon of raspberry leaves
- 1 tablespoon of chamomile
The waning moon cycle it is one for reflection and calmness. Drinking the New Moon Tea while gazing at the night sky is a great way of honoring the natural cycles and yourself as a woman.
This tea is perfect to drink after a New Moon Cleansing Ritual Bath.