Our Good Mothers
The real name of these Breton birth Fairies is a secret or is forgotten: people prefer to use the euphemism Our Good Mothers to stay on their good side. If you call them your good mother, perhaps that is how they will behave. These birth Fairies typically appear in groups of three to bestow a baby’s fate and fortune. Their leader is Béfind.
Our Good Mothers enjoy lavish multicourse meals complete with whisky, champagne, wine, and pastries as well as the fruits and nuts usually associated with Fairies.
Béfind; Fairy, Birth; Mothers
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.