The Existence of Fae (aka Fairies)

May 25, 2011

Fairies have long existed in the folklore of centuries past, and have often resurfaced in the works and texts of artists and authors all over the world. They are described as beings of air and nature, indefinitely connected to the spirituality of the Earth and constantly shifting their shapes and intentions to intertwine with our human reality. Throughout history, these beings have been labeled with countless names such as nature spirits, elementals, elves, and gnomes, among many others. The English spelling of the word ‘faery’ is derived from the Latin word fatum, meaning destiny or fate. No matter how you spell it, fairies have held and continue to hold a unique fascination in the world of metaphysical curiosity.

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Article illustrated by world-renowned artist Paulina Cassidy

© April Slaughter
Article first published by TAPS Paramagazine

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