What Exactly Is A Fairy?
“In some mythology, the term ‘fairy’ described only a tiny winged sprite. But today, we have less exposure to their world (and more closed minds!). and any magical creature can be considered a fairy. So whether they have wings or tails they’re all fairies in our book. Welcome to Fairyland!” Fairypedia, p. 12.
Are Fairies Real?
“Well, across the whole world, and all through time, fairies have appeared again and again in stories and personal accounts. Is this mere coincidence or rock-solid evidence? The answer is up to you.” Fairypedia, p. 12.
Childhood and Fairies
“Many young people report fairy sightings, and many adults recall the sightings of their youth, even if they see no longer. Something about childhood makes finding fairies a lot easier.” Fairypedia, p. 12.
Where Is the Fairy Realm?
“Fairies exist between, betwixt, and not quite here. We call their world the ‘fairy realm,’ but some fairies live just on the edge, where their realm blurs with our world: in nature, the sea, and even in your attic! The fairy realm has also been called the Otherworld, Avalon, the Land of the Blessed, and Tir-na-n-Og.” Fairypedia, p. 13.
Faerie, Fairy, or Fée?
“Faerie” is an alternate spelling for the word “fairy.”
“The word ‘fairy’ is an English word that comes from the French fée, which itself came from the Latin fatare, ‘to enchant.’ ” Fairypedia, p. 13.
What Is a Fairy Rade?
“There are two types of fairies–those who live in groups, and those who prefer solitude. Fairy ‘troops’ have been seen in many countries, mostly during their extravagant rades. (By the way, a ‘rade’ is a procession of fairies!) Fairypedia, p. 13.
Where Did Fairies Come From?