In folklore around the world there are many tales of wicked faery seductresses, enchanting woman of the most flawless and enamoring beauty, who lure mortal men from safe country roads and mountain paths to the deep mysteries of dark and dangerous woods, and wild forests. Lured to their doom by lust. There are rarer folkore stories of captivating, and beguiling faerie men who lure mortal woman to their enchanted earthy beds, to be satisfied in ways no mortal mind you fathom. Then realeased to their own devices after they've finished with them. Released, only to pine away for that one enticing and alluring man who was so charming and bewitching. The touch of any other man would never suffice and equal his. These charmed woman would slowly fade, become hollow shells, never to be satified by life's simple pleasures again, until finally dying in the euphoric rememberance of his touch.
This dangerous faery man of lust is known as the glanconer, ganconer or love talker of European folklore. One of my favorite denizens of folklore.This picture depicts 3 glanconers. The center one is showing his brothers the trade of their kind, while being envoloped by dryads and little faery woman, ensnared by the beautiful men. Glanconers are often depicted in folklore as holding a pipe, but whether they actually smoke it or not is a mystery, because many faeries have an aversion to smoke.
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