I am secretly an elf
I need this for my house.
Anonymous asked: What is your personal definition of "faerie"
What exactly are the Fae?
They go by various names found within folklore and mythology like
- Fair folk
- Wee Folk
- Other People
- Good Folk
- Little People
- Fey (Fae)
- Fariy (Faerie/Faery)
They also have many names that people within their own personal practices and beliefs call them (The names I sometimes call them)
- The Fair
- Dream Folk
I covered what they’re called, but not exactly what they are.
So what do I believe faeries are?
They are a race of beings born from the dreams of the gods
What do I mean by that? Well, there was a time when the gods physically lived in our realm, and they could create almost anything they desired.
Arcadia (Faelands) was created from their dreams, and the first and oldest of the Fae were born.
The first and oldest of faeries were born from specific dreams, and from these first the rest of the fae were “born” into existence.
They are any being that came from those first. A huge list of faeries from folklore to look at. There are many faeries that are not written about within folklore. What of them? Why are they not included? There are many that rarely or never left Arcadia, so they were never written of. It is also important to note that some never ventured near human settlements. It could also be that what ever knowledge of them was destroyed or lost because of time. Its hard to exactly pin point the various reasons for there are many.
Faeries vs Nature Spirits
I thought it was important to put this here because I do firmly believe the two are different.
Nature spirits encompass this world. They are the very embodiment of nature come to life.
Faeries are from another place. They came to this world from there, and though they do tend to enjoy and admire nature they are not directly linked to it. They are separate and not dependent upon our world itself.