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What Is a Fairy?

A fairy (also fay, fey, faery, faerie, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk,) is a type of mythological being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical or supernatural. They are usually diminutive, often very small and they can become invisible at will.

Fairies can also use glamours to make themselves appear different, they can also use glamours to change things around them.

Fairies are helpful towards innocents and help victims of persecution, they can undo spells and love to give gifts to children.

Although be careful for Fairies love mischief too, they love to play pranks and confuse travellers, they can be selfish and if they want something they will do anything to have it. The fae are very enticing when they want to be.

So how did the Fae become? How where they born?

Well there are lots of different legands and myths on how these amazing creatures came to be, here I will share a few of them, the most popular.

The most come one has been made famous by James Matthew Barrie writing about fairies in Peter Pan.

Fairies are born when a baby laughs for the first time, it's laugh brakes into a thousand pieces and the laugh becomes a faery. And...because fairies and children are bound to each other by belief, it's important that children believe in fairies. You see...if children stopped believing, fairies would fade away and disappear. Believing is just the beginning...

Another is they are children of Diana,

“We are moon-rays, the children of Diana," replied one:- "We are children of the Moon; We are born of shining light; When the Moon shoots forth a ray,
Then it takes a fairy's form.

Another couple theories are;

When fairy dust floats down to Earth on a sunbeam, it embeds itself on the head of a dandelion where it springs to tiny life.

A fairy is born when a particularly full raindrop breaks open on the brightest leaf of a tree.

Everyone has their own theories and never really knowing is all part of the mystical world of the Fae.