Being Irish I am both a devout Christian and somewhat superstitious. Nothing too serious mind you but the Irish love their folklore. My favorite stories from my youth involved the daoine sídhe (“deena shee” as its correctly pronounced). Out of fear, superstition and respect they are often not named directly, but rather called “The Gentry,” “The Fair Folk,” or simply “The Folk”. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the tales of these creatures. We even have a small statue of one swinging in a tree in our back yard for luck.