“It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.”
People all around the world have been enchanted by fairies for centuries, to the point that we have an entire subgenre of stories named after them: the fairy tale. Characterized by magic, mythical beings, and happy endings, these folktales can be found in every culture around the world. While they don’t always include the presence of classic fairies, these magical beings and the lands they inhabit were the inspiration for the stories many of us enjoyed as children and continue to enjoy today.
It is fitting, then, that my first post about magical beings is all about fairies– some are benevolent while others seek only to wreak havoc and harm…they are as diverse as the people that imagined them. Here are some…
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