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bronnus
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(6/7/07 1:26 am)


WHAT DO FAIRIES DO? HELP!!
hi everyone....i'm doing a claymation about fairies and i'm trying to found out as much as i can about what they do..

i know there's the tooth fairy but what other tasks to fairies perform?? (eg. helping people....etc)
thanks for all your help!!

MaryCatelli
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(6/7/07 5:11 pm)


Re: WHAT DO FAIRIES DO? HELP!!
I recommend Katherine Briggs's Encyclopedia of Fairies

bronnus
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(6/7/07 10:57 pm)


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thanks for your help...it's much appreciated!

maggy moulach
Registered User
(6/8/07 2:25 am)


Re: reply
you get hobs + brownies who help out with kitchen or farm work, usually in return for simple food or milk, and only at night when no-ones watching. And there are some faries who give people gifts,(fairy godmothers? leprechauns?) or teach them how to use herbs for healing.

most of the faeries I can think of aren't all sugar and spice..in human terms their activities are somewhat criminal:

*abduction of people to fairyland (children in particular are swapped for a hideous fairy changeling)
*poltergeist like chaotic behaviour (boggart)
*making people ill (the fairy stroke/elf bolts)
*taking people from one place to another in a type of whirlwind
*attacking animals or stealing livestock
*leading people astray in the countryside (will o the wisp/ pixie-led)
* giving people treasure that later turns to leaves.
* generally tricking people and making them feel daft!


Of course faeries have their own culture which doesn't involve humans...as far as I know this involves feasting, dancing and generally making merry under a hill or on a mysterious island...and then there are some fairies like roanes and selkies who spend half their time in animal form...

I hope this has given you some ideas!
:)

bronnus
Registered User
(6/9/07 7:49 am)


Re: reply
fantastic...that helps A LOT!!! i have a lot of ideas now and places to go!!

richie bluefaerie
Registered User
(6/10/07 8:35 pm)


What do fairies do
Well it depends which type of fairy
It also depends if you are nice to them
if you give them thing they will be happy if you curse at the or offend them they might hex you and bring you bad luck so always be nice to them but if it get bad and you dont want them bothering you put a blue circle around you or a salt one.


I have learned alot from the blue girl this book is in my top ten list and it is written by Charles de lint.

Good luck with the fairies but know that they have a dark side faerie.

bronnus
Registered User
(6/11/07 4:17 am)


Re: What do fairies do
thanks for your comment...what you wrote made a lot of sense and has given me more to think about but also given me a sense of a fairy's mind set....thanks again!!

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