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Fairy Fun and Facts RL and SL by Jas (Blog 242)

March 11, 2014 • Entertainment, Music, News

 Fairy Facts

Fée2Inspired by last weeks “Best in Wings” contest at London Tube, to which a lot of fairies came, I decided to have

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“Best Elf or Fairy” Night at the Coach and Horses. This, in turn, made me want to look up some facts about our favourite fantasy friends!

“Fairies enjoy warm hospitality, generosity, good manners, and cheerfulness, honesty, and sincerity.”
 (http://faeriefae.50megs.com/fairy_trivia.htm)

 

 

The Cottingley Fairies

In 1920 interest in fairies took an unusual upturn when two children claimed that they had photographic evidence of their existence. Elsie Wright (then aged 16) and Francis Griffiths (9) produced some pictures taken in their garden in Cottingley, near Bradford. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used these to illustrate an article he had written -and suddenly everyone was talking about them. An expert in phoography Harold Snelling proclaimed that “the two negatives are entirely genuine, unfaked photographs … [with] no trace whatsoever of studio work involving card or paper models”. But in 1983 both Francis and Elsie admitted that most of the pictures were faked using cut out pictures from a book. However Elsie still maintained right up to her death that the fifth picture was a genuine fairy snapshot,

Albert Maignan - La muse verte photo Snapshot_0643_zpseb214b8f.png

According to Wikipedia “in some folklore fairies have green eyes and often bite.” (See Jas`eyes!)

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The Goat and The Fairy

“Smaller fairies are more beautiful and virtuous. 

Taller fairies are more dishonest and steal butter, milk, cows (and) goats.”

 (http://faeriefae.50megs.com/fairy_trivia.htm) 
 

 

“Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

William Butler Yeats

 photo Snapshot_0752_zps0f7b8043.pngRobert Alexander Hillingford- The Fairy Dance

“Fairies love music and dancing.” But “if you dance with fairies until dawn you will never stop.”

(http://faeriefae.50megs.com/fairy_trivia.htm)

Snapshot_051 (2)Fairies on the Seashore engraving by William Miller after F Danby

“Fairies love cake, especially if served with dishes of milk or cream. ”

 (http://faeriefae.50megs.com/fairy_trivia.htm)

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing. William Blake. c.1786 photo Snapshot_0712_zps50ff55b0.png

William Blake (artist of the painting above) also had a mysterious sighting of some fairy folk.

According to Allan Cunningham, who included the tale in “Lives of Eminent British Painters” the story went like this :

“‘Did you ever see a fairy’s funeral, Madam?’ said Blake to a lady who happened to sit next to him.
‘Never, sir!’ said the lady
‘I have,’ said Blake, ‘but not before last night.’
And he went on to tell how, in his garden, he had seen ‘a procession of creatures of the size and colour of green and grey grasshoppers, bearing a body laid out on a rose-leaf, which they buried with songs, and then disappeared.”
I wonder if the rest of you are thinking the same as me. Perhaps Blake had taken a nibble from some mushrooms he had found in his garden!

An elf and a fairy kissing - In Fairy Land -1870- - BL

Elven Expoits

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Of course, we musn`t forget the Elfish folk-including DJ Draconia (above, right), who has just been promoted to London Sims Entertainment Manager. Congrats Roach!

Daniel Maclise - Faun and the FairiesSnapshot_063 (3)

 

The perfect Elfess(?) is the beautiful DJ Pyp (above, right).

 

Joseph Noel Paton - Puck and Fairies, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Google Art ProjectBeware, however, as”according to medieval romance,

fairies and all the tribes of elves of every description are

are converted into hideous animals on Friday, and remain so till Monday.” (http://faeriefae.50megs.com/fairy_trivia.htm)

William Butler Yeats wrote about:-

“The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue”, though so we should all be alright!

Besides, if you are going to be transformed into a “hideous animal” where better place to do so than Second Life!

The London Sims are especially welcoming to all types of avatars and you`ll always get a friendly welcome there.

 

 

 

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One Response to Fairy Fun and Facts RL and SL by Jas (Blog 242)

  1. roach draconia says:

    “Beware, however, as”according to medieval romance,

    fairies and all the tribes of elves of every description are

    are converted into hideous animals on Friday, and remain so till Monday.” ”
    yeh sounds about right

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