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Thanks for that video. I've never really thought about the possibility of fairies being in our environment. I will have to plant more bell-shaped annuals this year and watch them more closely! Even if I don't catch anything, the communion with nature it will provide will be beneficial.
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
Personally I do not believe in faeries.
My grandparents and a lot of the older generation in Ireland do tho. There is hundreds of stories regarding Faeries in Ireland, lots involve 'Fairy forts' , i was told many stories as a child by elder relatives or family friends, the stories usually involved someone who took something belonging to a faerie fort, then something bad would happen the person , be it illness, bad accident or even death in some stories, i know people who would point blank refuse to take anything from a faerie fort, and ive heard stories about superstitous builders refusing to build properties through them, ( they are usually a circular patch of land, with an indentation around the outside, they appear in various parts of the irish countryside, some have an old tree at the centre, some nothing but grass, )
I enjoyed the stories as a kid, and will admit i was always too scared to remove anything from a faerie fort lol just incase.
Fairy To dream of a fairy, is a favorable omen to all classes, as it is always a scene with a beautiful face portrayed as a happy child, or woman.
in the early 40s, [Dadd] exhibited subjects from A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, noteworthy for their delicacy of touch and supernatural lighting effects....[After his detention]Dadd was extremely fortunate in being attended by sympathetic doctors who encouraged him to paint. Isolated form the world outside and from new developments in art, he fell back on the themes of his sane period, historical and literary subjects, recollections of the Middle East, portraits and fairies. The body of work he produced after he went mad is often bizarre and puzzling, but even in his disturbed state he painted with a clarity of form which reflects Nazarene influence....[his] most extraordinary achievement is the enigmatic The Fair Feller's Master-Stroke (1855-64), a hallucinatory vision of fantastic creatures, seen as if with a magnifying glass through a delicate network of grasses and flowers