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Do You Believe in Fairies?

Updated on November 22, 2017

Do you believe fairies are real?

Do you believe in fairies?   Do you have to be a child to believe? Do you have to believe in them before you can see them? Are fairies real or not? 

Fairies and fairylike beings are found in cultures around the world, particularly in Britain where fairy faith has long been associated with ancient Celtic beliefs going back as far as fifteen hundred years. 

At times, fairies were considered to be remnants of pagan faiths and a source of evil. At other times, they were considered to be good and gentle, secret helpers and inspiring to deserving individuals. 

Most believers think fairies possess both good and bad traits in dealing with the human world. Even as sweet and cute as Tinkerbell is, she had that impish side to her too. 

 

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A Fairy Wedding in the Meadow (Sold)

A Fairy Wedding in the Meadow (Sold)
A Fairy Wedding in the Meadow (Sold)

Fairy Art I Love

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Art by Cicely Mary Barker http://www.flowerfairiesprints.com/image/228794/cicely-mary-barker-pink-fairieshttp://iwannawearsandals.tumblr.com/page/31Art by Margaret Tarrant http://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/4175910378/in/set-72157622809741924http://celticanamcara.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.htmlhttp://iamachild.wordpress.com/category/eguchi-asako/
Art by Cicely Mary Barker http://www.flowerfairiesprints.com/image/228794/cicely-mary-barker-pink-fairies
Art by Cicely Mary Barker http://www.flowerfairiesprints.com/image/228794/cicely-mary-barker-pink-fairies
http://iwannawearsandals.tumblr.com/page/31
http://iwannawearsandals.tumblr.com/page/31
Art by Margaret Tarrant http://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/4175910378/in/set-72157622809741924
Art by Margaret Tarrant http://www.flickr.com/photos/sofi01/4175910378/in/set-72157622809741924
http://celticanamcara.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html
http://celticanamcara.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html
http://iamachild.wordpress.com/category/eguchi-asako/
http://iamachild.wordpress.com/category/eguchi-asako/

What are Fairies?

... and where can I find them???

Fairies are often thought of as tiny mystical beings with flowing pastel clothing, impish personalities, and translucent wings. 


"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. "

~ Eleanor Roosevelt


 

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.   And now when every new baby is born, its first laugh becomes a fairy.   So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl. "

~ James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

Perhaps they live in trees...

Perhaps they live in trees...
Perhaps they live in trees...

... maybe they live in castles

... maybe they live in castles
... maybe they live in castles

or in tree houses in the forest...

Perhaps they only come out at night and we mistake them for fireflies....

Perhaps they only come out at night and we mistake them for fireflies....
Perhaps they only come out at night and we mistake them for fireflies....

Learn How To Make This Fairy Mason Jar

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Beautiful Fairy Dwelling Ideas - Wouldn't you love to have a fairy garden in your backyard?

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Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies are so beautiful

The Canterbury Bell Fairy is one of my favorites...

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Fairy Bakery

You can purchase this fairy bakery through Amazon
You can purchase this fairy bakery through Amazon

Fairy Tales

 

If you want your children to be brilliant, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be geniuses, read them more fairy tales.

~Albert Einstein

"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!"

~ James M. Barrie

Little Girls love to dress up like Fairies!

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Fairy Garden Rock - contact me at nancy.lewis28@yahoo.com if interested

Fairy Garden Rock - contact me at nancy.lewis28@yahoo.com if interested
Fairy Garden Rock - contact me at nancy.lewis28@yahoo.com if interested

Quote by John Lennon - (love this...)

"I believe in everything until it's disproved.  So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it's in your mind.  Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" 

Fairy Houses

Fairy house made from gourds and pinecone.  To make this house, visit http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-fairy-house-revisited.html
Fairy house made from gourds and pinecone. To make this house, visit http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-fairy-house-revisited.html | Source

Fairy Houses

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The Cottingley Fairies

The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright (1901–88) and Frances Griffiths (1907–86), two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, near Bradford in England.

In 1983 the girls admitted that they faked the pictures using cardboard cutouts that they copied from a popular children's book about fairies. However, Elsie, the older girl, said that the fifth picture was genuine.

Overall, even if these pictures were all faked, they intrigued people and captivated imaginations everywhere as to whether or not fairies are indeed real.

The photographs and two of the cameras that the girls used are on display in the National Media Museum in Bradford, England and there have been numerous movies made about this story.

The Fifth Photo

This is the "fifth" picture in a series of the five pictures that were taken in 1917, the one that in 1983 Elsie, the older of the two girls, claimed was genuine.
This is the "fifth" picture in a series of the five pictures that were taken in 1917, the one that in 1983 Elsie, the older of the two girls, claimed was genuine. | Source

The Cottingley Fairy Mystery Explained

This is the movie based on the Cottingley fairies

Sister Fairies Rock

Guelder Rose Sister Fairies Rock for sale, contact me for more information.
Guelder Rose Sister Fairies Rock for sale, contact me for more information. | Source

Fairy Rock for sale

Fairy & Friends Parade Through The Meadow (Sold)
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      RoadMonkey 13 months ago

      Love fairies. Great hub and lovely pictures

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      Amethyst Cheairs 16 months ago from USA

      I don't know if I believe in them, but I sure do know I love them. Among many mythical creatures. Unicorns and dragons, what a lovely thought that they could possibly exist. Angels... all of it. This was a nice article to read. :)

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      Karen 23 months ago

      What a beautiful site thank you I do believe in fairy

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      Caelah 2 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful fairy stuff!

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      Katsorourke 4 years ago

      What a great lens

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      Rock Artist 4 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: Thank you so much!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I love fairies and have a collection of several! Love your artwork featuring fairies on rocks. Very pretty. :) Angel Blessings.

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      Dandelia23 4 years ago

      What a wonderful lens!It took me back to my childhood.. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Peterpan: "I do believe in fairies... I do, I do, I do!". Fairies are real, you just need to believe, and have confidence on them. Don't forget hope! I don't know what's gotten on me, but this past few weeks, I keep on searching about fairies on the web. Indeed, they are real. I've read many encounters, and watch A Fairytale: A true story. There is a little voice inside me which I cannot understand but I know the feeling. There's also a picture in my head of a little fairy. It keeps on appearing when I am doing some things, Spread the word by Perterpan: "I do believe in faries... I do, I do, I do!".

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      karMALZEKE 5 years ago

      This is just WONDERFUL!! Thank you so much!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      love your Lens!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Well, I do believe in fairies and angels and other delightful creatures ... and I venture to say that you will convert some to become believers by your delightful page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very cute lens............

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you believe it, it exists! So say you, so be it, at least, for you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is very possible that there really are fairies and most of us simply have lost the ability to see them just like some people are telepathic and others can see ghosts. Who knows...

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      BageAKumar 6 years ago

      Fairies are really beautiful whether they exit or not,doesn't matter.

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      pepys 6 years ago

      Wow - my grandmother was a Scot, and yes she did. When I feel all grown up I don´t believe in them, but most of the time, specially when I am out in the country or writing, yes I most certainly do.

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      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      It would be a sad world if we didn't believe in fairies. Just because we've never seen them doesn't mean they don't exist. Great lens.