Thursday, June 23, 2016

Caribbean Fae - The Silk Cotton Tree

Silk Cotton Tree roots, Nariva Swamp Trinidad. Trees can grow to 60 ft high.
It is fitting to start any information about the Caribbean Fae (we call it folklore) with the Silk Cotton Tree. As a child, these trees were common in the bush (forests if you want to say that). The Silk Cotton Tree was to be avoided at all costs, especially on a moonlight night.

Lore states that any Silk Cotton Tree acts as a portal between their world and ours, and that on a moonlight night, all the folk lore creatures would gather around the tree.

Sadly, these trees which were once common place, are now depleted because of an increasing number of developments in forested areas.

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