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A History Of Fairies From Around The World Ever wonder where the idea of little people with wings came from Maybe you have not maybe you have In either case if you39re here to learn about the deep and intriguing history of fairies then you have come to the right place Pull up the log or a toadstool if you39re of the weefolk kind and obtain ready to hear some of the most fascinating tales of the history of fairies You will hear tales that will entry you as well as history of fairies that will delight a person You might actually learn some thing about the faeries that you didn39t know before Probably the most wellknown country for believing in the quotwee people quot is ireland Usually the image of a little man clothed in ecofriendly clothing with a pot of Lucky charms floods our mind along with happy fun images nEvertheless the leprechaun isn39t the only real type of faerie that ireland boasts Through the centuries ireland has been known to believe in dozens of kinds of faeries Some had been presumed to become benevolent while some were the precise oppositelet us just say you didn39t want to be away at night and cross paths with some of the faeries within Ireland The Irish belief in the faerie people was prominent for many years because the people didn39t just believe in faeriesif you would ask them if they think they would tell you just how they quotknow quot that faeries existed If we were to travel back in time to when the Celtic people ruled Ireland we39d find numerous customs and traditions in position focusing on the faerie people One of those traditions was environment a pail of lotion and breads out by the front door on certain nights in order to appease the faerie people It is truly unknown as to whether or not the Celtic people of Ireland really worked with faeries in spiritual rites or not There is a lot speculation and many of the current modern Pagans following the Celtic path claim that the Celts in ireland did indeed work with faerie magick We are able to only theorize as there is no proof they did The different types of faerie people that lived and reside in ireland include but aren39t restricted to Ieprechauns Beansidhe banshee the Dullahan merrows Leanansidhe Ieananshee clurichauns pookas willowisps and the list might go on and on But where perform these faerie beings come from Have they been here prior to we were here One theory of the Irish says that the history of faeries starts when the Tuatha p Danann ruled Irelandwell before man found rule the Emerald tropical isle The Tuatha de Danann was a race of gods and actresses that lived in ireland centuries and centuries ago It is thought that when man the Gaelic peoples found the emerald Isle the Tuatha p Danann had been forced into hidinga few believe these people retreated to the hills and the earth while some believe that these people left this plane of existence and entered into another one Another theory of Irish faery folk roots is that the faeries were when a tiny race of Neolithic people that lived in ireland that were driven into concealing during the iron Agewhen larger and stronger men came to rule the emerald Isle For this reason many people that work with faery magick say that faeries won39t come near the metal Iron Up before late 19th century the Irish still thought so highly in the faeries that one man killed his wife because he believed that your woman was really the faery within disguise and that his actual wife have been taken through the fay This concept of quotChangelingsquot is deeply rooted within faery beliefs and more could be read about the Changelings through clicking here Just since the Irish had their beliefs in the Leprechauns and merrows so did the british have their own beliefs in the faery people The history of faeries does not stop in ireland to be sure During the Celts39 rule within Europe britain also had been ruled through the Celtic peoplea individuals who very highly believed in the spiritual world and recognized a mundane existence of the faery people just as the Irish Celts and Gaels did In the land where the trees had been respected and honored you can bet there is a perception in faeries who lived in those trees Dryads though ancient greek in total source were believed to have been in britain at some point since the name of the Druids is actually attributed to these tree spirits It is said how the Dryads are who gave their understanding to the Celtic priests called Druids hence the name There were not only benevolent faeries in britain but also the more malevolent The Black Annis of Leicestershire was said to enjoy the taste of human flesh especially little children While people warned their kids not to proceed near the section of Dane hills in Leicestershire because of the dark Annis my theory on this faery is that she had been indeed the Pagan Goddess from the Celts39 times and when Christianity found England your woman was denounced a demon or evil spirit This happened in many cases with the faery folkwho knows if the dark Annis ever really ate anyone Spriggans had been also said to be malicious in a few aspects Spriggans were carefully related to Pixies in appearance however they were said to lead naive and interested people to their own deaths off of cliffs along with other dangerous locations It is said how the Spriggans lived in ruins of castles and other historic placesmaybe it is possible how the Spriggans had been actually adults of sacred places within England maybe they are only being protective of their only land they have left just a thought The history of Faeries in britain also consists of stories regarding Will 039 the Wisps brownies titans ogres elves gnomes and piskies pixies And let us not forget the idea and tales of people who have met mermaids off England39s shores Within England if your mermaid had been seen it usually signified a making storm of one other tragedy Another concept in the history of faeries as to where the faery people originate is a that came from the church After the fay were demoted from magickal beings and gods into disgusting demons and demons who seduced humans into doing their own will it was often asserted the faeries could also happen to be the souls of the questionnable people through before Christianity was brought to Europe These Pagan souls had absolutely no chance to go to Heaven or Hell because they didn39t ever hear of the real lord and so their own souls had been destined to be caught on Earthor so the church taught These faeries which were Pagan lost souls had been actually caught in some type of quotlimboquot if you will In my opinion this theory may be the vaguest and least believablebut in a feeling I am certainly biased Scotland additionally had their own prevalent beliefs in the faeries much of that seemed to be really close in character to England39s beliefs and even Ireland39s beliefs One of my favorite faeries from the Scottish tradition is the brownie The brownie is a very short stubby sort of faery that has no wings but is quite loveable These people wear dark brown with little brown caps and had been believed to reside in a family39s home in order to aid the woman of the house in her chores When everyone was sleeping at night and after the woman of the house had gone to bed the brownie would awaken and come out of the cabinet or closet exactly where he slept during the day in order to pick up the things that the mother didn39t have time to get at during that day Brownies are said to love people who are hardworkers and who39re grateful They don39t like laziness and they do not tolerate liars Actually younger girl scouts in America known as quotbrowniesquot acquired their title from this faery The belief in the brownie travelled to the united states by way of the Scottish immigrants or so the historians and folklorists think Selkies are said to have roots on the Shetland and Orkney Islands but have been seen in a variety of places upon Scotland coast line These are shapeshifting sea spirits and have numerous intriguing legends about all of them Selkies can be displayed as though they are human but shift to the form of the seal and live in the sea Stories are told about a fisherman that had discovered and hid the seal skin of a female selkie thereby producing the selkie his faithful and stunning wife for many years Until the spouse finds her seal skin and requires back to the oceandeparting the angler forever on it39s own In order for a lady to lure contact with the male selkie she should stand on the seashore and cry seven tears to the water The Cailleac Bhuer Cally39ac V39fhoor may be the Scottish version of the dark Annis through England She is also associated with the name the Stone lady and The azure Hag The cool thing is that she is a faerie who has been demonized through her status of the Crone Goddess through Pagan times The Cailleac Bhuer looks like an old lady a crone with a strolling stick along with a familiar crow sitting on her behalf shoulder Your woman walks on it39s own through the Higlands at night where many people fear coming in person with herfor this is said if one is touched through her staff then they will die instantly Our history of Faeries even requires us to the majestic land of asia That39s righta person didn39t believe faeries exist in asia Of course they are doingthey are worldwide I recently spoken to someone from Southeast Asia that said that there is one particular forest that nobody would traverse because the locals believed there were dangerous faeries who lived in the trees and shrubs The word for faeries within Asia differs from those of the word within Europe and America nevertheless the belief within magickal or otherworldly spirits has existed and still persists The ChinChin Kobakama within Japan are said to appear very similar to elves but always appear to be old They could be compared to the Scottish brownie and are said to bless and protect the floors of a home If you keep your home clean especially your flooring the ChinChin Kobakama are believed to live in your house and keep intruders or pests aside However if you do not keep the clean house or have entirely too messy of kids the ChinChin Kobakama may tease laid back and messy people Think about the belief in the Chinese dragonwas this Dragon indeed a remnant dinosaur or was he or she really a kind of faery if you have it in your mind that all faery beings had been small or humanlike think again Could the chinese language Dragon connect with the much needed Salamander in certain form or fashion Elementals are different from faeries in many ways and yet they are associatedjust as we all are associated The Gandharvas within India are said to reside underground and therefore are thought to be musically talented The only real mention of these spirits within lndian lore is in the aged Sanskrit poetry It is speculated that these faeries are planet spirits and don39t usually show their faces to people any longer but may have once long ago Additional legends say that the Gandharvas may have been worshipers of the same Hindu gods through centuries ago I recently wrote the hub about the Fairy Witch Trials of Sicily you can read that through clicking on the hyperlink at the end of the hub The donas p fuera faeries who led humans into serving all of them were considered to be seductive but graceful There is one lady who claimed that the donas de fuera called for her to deny her perception in the religious God and the Mother of God and also to serve the Faerie full and king as the accurate gods The woman did as they asked of her after which she had been granted along with gifts for example money and sexual pleasure These ltalian faeries were believed to have inhabited the island of Sicily at one point These faeries had been beautiful animals but had been said to have the hooves of a goat or even the paws of a cat as their feet The moniciello has a deep history within Italy He is a distant relative to the Irish leprechaun and is considered to have protected family wines cellars and sometimes vineyards Unfortunately though the moniciello had a reputation for getting therefore drunk which things might sometimes slide right handed him Dryads are originally considered to have been through Greece but traveled throughout Europe actually landing within England as stated previously These tree spirits were regarded as wise and gorgeous nEvertheless if you invaded their space or compensated no honor to the trees and shrubs they could be very treacherous Dryads were considered to have looked after Zeus when he was just a baby Those were the ashtree sisters called the Meliai Different types of dryads were associated with the different trees and shrubs The folletti are weather faeries from ltaly39s history of faeries They were thought to were living in Sicily and might change the weather just for the sheer enjoyable of it Folletti were hard to catch and barely available themselves observed to people but when they were once observed the eyewitness claimed which their feet pointed backwards Their favorite element is blowing wind and they put on red and supposedly reside in hollowed out oak trees The folletti happen to be accused of creating terrible storms and even triggered earthquakes and erupting volcanoes As you can see almost every culture has their history of fairiesjust by various names The fairies today have been altered and mutated into something that they have never been The Disney39s character Tinkerbell while cute and enjoyable for children only depicts the kind of faerie that everybody dreams and pictures every faerie to be The truth is not all faeries were cute and little with shimmery wings Actually the majority of the fay looked or look nothing like Tinkerbell and her posse There has been a good emergence of Pagans staring at the ways of faery magick and faery build There is a lot to learn about the faerie people and very little information depending on fact out there at this point one has to really discern the true tale from the false media is I believe in faeries and I think there is a heavy and comprehensive history of faeries through each tradition and region around the world A few are hidden or called something else completely but there is past fairies nevertheless I will continue my research and search for the fay until the day l dieor before day someone proves my belief wrong Which I highly doubt is ever going to happen costa rica volcano
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