Fairy funerals

Usually the fairy folk are considered to be immortal, at least until the return of the Christ, yet occasionally there are to be found accounts of fairy funerals. Allan Cunningham in his Lives of Eminent British Painters records that William Blake claimed to have seen a fairy funeral. ‘Did you ever see a fairy’s funeral, … Read more

Fairy raids

On the last night of every quarter, especially the nights before Beltane and Hallowmas, Faeries were known to leave their home and wander in our world, taking away whomsoever of the human race they find helpless, or unguarded and unwary. They may be encountered any time, but on these stated occasions men are to be … Read more

Elementals

The basic concept of an elemental refers to the ancient idea of elements as fundamental building blocks of nature. In the system prevailing in the Classical world, there were four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. This paradigm was highly influential in Medieval natural philosophy and alchemy. In the 16th century, Paracelsus, in his alchemical … Read more

Land of faeries

Fairies live in some type of land both on earth and on an other plane of existence. This place has been called many names throughout history: Fairyland, Elfhame,Tir-na-nOg, the Realm Perilous, Avalon, … Oberon and Titania It is told in the legends, that once there was a time when the human world was one with … Read more

The existence of fairies

“There’s no question that they existed. We have two fairy houses quite close by and we have records of conversations between fairies and people on the island”. — Sir Iain Noble Legends of dwarves, elves, and other faeries are found worldwide. There are the famed trolls of Scandinavian folklore, the wealthy leprechauns of Irish lore, … Read more

The size of faeries

The difference in size ascribed to the race has strangely greatly varied according to time and local customs. At one time the elves are small enough to creep through keyholes, and a single potato is as much as one of them can carry; at another they resemble mankind, with whom they form alliances, and to … Read more