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Fairy Quotes and Facts – Thursday April 14 2011   Leave a comment

I’d like to, over the time I keep this blog to share some history facts and quotes about the world of the fae and fantasy.  I want to share pictures and some of the interesting stuff I’ve been reading, about the fantasy world and the fairy realm.  Here are some of the stuff I’ve come across recently.  Enjoy.

Quotes

Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold.
Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold.
~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”

Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers then they’re gone.
~Author Unknown


Facts

Animism is the belief that everything  in our natural world, like trees, water, air, plants, animals and mountains have a spirit.  This is the root of some early religions that has survived over time with some people like Native North American Indians.   The superstition that you touch a piece of wood for luck probably predates even the Druids.

It’s surprising to many people that fairies are not native to any one place on earth yet the different legends from all over the world have the fairy fold having similar characteristics to one another.

No one knows where the thoughts and stories of the fae started but they are found in all kinds of literature, over thousands of years, from song, to story and to poem.

A fair bit of this information I got from a book called “A Complete Guide to Fairies and Magical Beings”  by Cassandra Eason.


The Mystery of the Magical World   Leave a comment

Is the Fairy world real?   Hundreds of years of European history have had records of fae sitings around Ireland, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and some parts of Germany.   Many people people believe that people see the fae because they are looking for the divine.    Do people look for the fairy world for the same reasons they look for aliens?    Is seeing   the fae a   spiritual thing or a proof of an other worldly life living on the same planet as us but not in the same dimension?    Are they a creation from God or did they fall from  heaven  from some  great cosmic battle?   Some say only children can see them because their eyes are open to the wonders of the universe and not dragged down by the bubble that adults live in.    For whatever reason they exist in our history and folklore?    Either way their lives are a mystery to us all and many of us wish to see this mystical realm.

So onto their magical, nature  filled lives.   Please enjoy your journey.