Some say fairies are from the imagination of storytellers…but are they really? And if they are, why is there still such a draw to them today?
I understand people in the past could have created fairytales to liven up an evening (after all, they didn’t have TV back then) but why the fascination today? Is their apart of our inner knowledge that knows…something…we don’t today?
When I was a little girl my father always talked about the fairies. He’d tell me and my sister about them and how they’d help our grandfather when he was a little boy growing up in Ireland. I believed then, my father spoke about fairies just to entertain us. But I started to question this when my father came to live with me for a short time many years later.
Knowing how my father loved gardens, I'd planted one for him to occupy his time. Then one day I saw him out there talking away, just like he did when I was young. When I asked him who he was talking to, he looked at me as if I were a nut and said, he was talking to the fairies.
It was then I realized he’d been talking about them and to them since I can remember.
Mind you, my father was a highly paid business man. Respected by his peers. The man wasn’t insane….So, who was my father talking to in his gardens for all these years?
FYI – in every town we lived in – there wasn’t a neighbor near us that didn’t envy my father’s garden. His vegetables gardens were the most flavorful and abundance in town. His colorful rose gardens grew in towns that couldn’t keep a cactus alive. When asked how he did it…he’d laugh and say, “Why don’t ya’ know? ‘Tis the fairies, the little people that give a glitter’in touch ta’ help me gardens grow.”
Of course everyone would laugh…but my dad. He’d look down at me and my sister with a smirk and I’d see that secret twinkle in his bright blue eyes. He knew…something…we didn’t.
So, I have to ask. If fairies aren’t real, then who in their right mind would spend so much time inventing so much DETAILED information about them? As a writer who creates worlds…I can tell you this, it’s not an easy job that can be done in a matter of weeks, months or even years. Creating a whole history about beings, who don’t exist, is not an easy task.
The kind of information you can find on fairies today…a writer wouldn’t have that much time or energy to create them or their world in the magnitude of details that has been created, so who did? Or is all this information on fairies based in fact?
Let’s start with D.J. Conway. In his book called Celtic Magic, he talks about a place called, TIR-NAN-OG, pronounced teer na nogue, supposedly this is Fairyland, better known as Avalon; Isles of the blest.
Look it up, you will wonder at the detail description of this land…its mind boggling.
Now, my father said he was talking to the wee ones, small fairies only a few inches high like the Pixie (known in Ireland as Heather or Moor spirits)…supposedly they have a blue or green color to their skin with huge eyes that slanted upward at the outer corners. Larger pointed ears and small delicate translucent wings. From what I remember my father saying, they had silver or golden auras around them. They didn't walk when they sought to leave a human’s attention, they dematerialize and that’s why my sister and I never saw the ones talking to my father…or so he said.
Now, it’s not these small ones that intrigue me…maybe that’s way my gardens look like dead weeds. The ones that fascinate me are the fairies from The Land of Arda, known as Elves. Yes, Elves are fairies. The lore of the Elves is mesmerizing.
If they are real, these beings would stand anywhere from 4’10” to 5'8” and are very human looking. There are two types of them. The first, calling themselves Elves. They have supernatural powers and naturally - pointed ears…
BTW, have you noticed some humans have pointed ears? Is it possible they are descendants from these Elves?
I saw an actress on a soap opera. I believe she plays the roll of Sharon Newman/Abbott on The Young and The Restless, HAVE YOU SEEN HER EARS? They are pointed, like an elf’s…how did they get that way? Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Anyway, back to my point (LOL – sorry for the bad joke) it’s said, these Elves are extraordinarily beautiful beings with expressive eyes and white/golden hair. They usually are around the 4’ 10” height.
Then you have their other half. They’re called the Drow Elves. They’re usually the taller ones at the 5’ 8” height. They are the opposite of the Elves, with dark hair, fluorescent eyes though still very attractive in appearance. These Drows are the deadly force or protectors of the Elf race.
My question is…if they look that much like a human, how do we know they are not real and just walking around mixing in with us? Is that how an actress like Sharon Case gets ears like that? How do we know there is not a secret race of beings living along side us that have kept their identity, their powers and their race hidden?
I’m the kind of person that believes there has to be a grain of truth behind any lore or legend…people just can’t be that creative or we’d still be creating new and original stories.
Georges Polti says in his book, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations…those are the only plotlines we writers work from…there are no new plots. Polti says, as a writer your story will fall into one of these 36 plotlines.
Oh, we as writers can add twists and surprises…but we have not, nor will we ever create an original work like the legends of yore.
I say if we human’s can’t create and build original legendary stories like they did in the past - then it’s because these wondrous tales came from a grain of truth, from a world we don’t know or understand today…we humans can’t write about a creature if we don’t know it exist.
So, just perhaps, there were dragons in our distant past, a past long ago forgotten. And mayhaps, there was a race once called fairies. Giants…well, we still have giants today. Our history says they came from the race of the gods, known as – Tuatha De Danann, pronounced tootha day danan, and supposedly, from what our history says, the Giants lived not far from Avalon, the land of the fairies. Hummmmm.
And what about the “little people” of today, like the Roloffs? Small people we once called dwarfs…where does a dwarf's bloodline stem from? Why are they so small? Are they a modern form of the Kobolde or Fin Folk Fairies? It's reported those fairies were about the same size that the Roloffs are now.
Some say the Twlwwyth Tegs fairies would live and breed with humans. They say the Tegs are the link between human and fairy bloodlines. So, have we intermixed with them so much, there is no longer a (full blooded) fairy race anymore?
So...I ask you, did fairies really live amongst us? Or is my Irish blood just as crazy as always...for believing in the fantasy?
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