Features of faeries

The term fairy usually apply to four kind of entities : Enchanters and enchantresses with supernatural powers. Certain monsters and demons having a connection with fairies and/or having some of the characteristics of fairies. (See the origin of Fairies) Nature fairies: Faeries were believed to be some of the spirits which populate all places and … Read more

Etymology of fairy

The word fairy derives from Middle English faierie (also fayerye, feirie, fairie), a direct borrowing from Old French faerie (Modern French féerie) meaning the land, realm, or characteristic activity (i.e. enchantment) of the legendary people of folklore and romance called (in Old French) faie or fee (Modern French fée). Faie derived from Late Latin fata … Read more

Anatomy of fairies

Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers.  Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted much differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being some of the commonly mentioned. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another … Read more

Fairy powers

Life time Faeries are known to live longer than men. Some even says they are eternal but we do not even know if immortality is the privilege of the gods. The length of time may vary between 100 and 3000 years according to the various species. The Goblins for instance live between 300 and 400 … 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 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