The wonders of Elves, Fairies and Nature Spirits
Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single origin, but are rather a collection of folk beliefs from disparate sources. Various folk theories about the origins of fairies include casting them as either demoted angels or demons in a Christian tradition, as deities in Pagan belief systems, as spirits of the dead, as prehistoric precursors to humans, or as spirits of nature.
And at last the hawthorn is in full bloom here on the high moor. Medicine for the heart and doorway to the faeries.
"The Festival of the Toadstool Dance"
by Annie Stegg
The bells of Faerie are ringing . . . .
Tree of life . . . . Circle of Life. . . . Trees touch all three realms of existence, the heavens with branches, the underworld or spirit world with roots and the mortal world with their trunks.
Lovely fairie tales
Sweet dreams, all you lovely ones
(Art by Deborah Hocking)
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Art by Astrid Sheckels
Charles Folkard (1878-1963), “British Fairy and Folk Tales”, (1920)
“The Fairy 'Ola' At The Full Moon"
Arantza Sestayo (illustrator, painter, and draftsman, Arantza was born in 1964, and has lived on the Spanish Mediterranean coast since childhood).