- Religion and Philosophy
Fairies: Do Fairies Exist?
Camera mishap or small mystical fairies?
What Is A Fairy?
What exactly is a fairy? By definition a fairy is a small, imaginary, human-like being with magical powers. The keyword here is "imaginary". Some people believe in fairies, while others do not, and some even believe that they have had an experience with real fairies. So the question remains.... are fairies real or not?
Description of A Fairy
Although there is no clear cut description of what a fairy looks like. They are commonly viewed as having the following characteristics;
- Human like
- Sometimes winged
- Appear to be female
They say that a fairy can vary in skin colour from Caucasian to colours such as blue and green.
So Where Did These Fairies Come From?
Where did fairies originally come from you ask? Well that depends who you ask.....
The Catholic Church explains that fairies are fallen angels. These angels once lived in heaven until they were no longer considered to be "good" by committing some sort of wrong doing. As punishment these creatures were sent to Earth as they were not bad enough to be sent to Hell.
Another theory is that fairies are actually ghost-like creatures. Some believe that they have seen a family member or neighbor who has passed away in the form of a fairy. Rather than the traditional "ghost-like" form.
Other people believe that fairies are actually mini people who have created a community hidden deep in the woods. Here they may lure people into the woods by the beautiful music that they play on their flutes. They are not believed to be harmful and do not lure people to their homes to hurt them. It is said that they are only curious about the human race and our existence and have lured humans to their homes only to study them.
There is no way to determine where exactly the belief of fairies actually originated from or which theory may be true if fairies do exist. However, there are people all over the world who believe that these creatures do indeed exist.
So, Are Fairies Real or Are They Fake?
Some believe that yes, fairies are indeed real creatures. However, not everyone can see them which is why you may not have had a fairy experience as opposed to them not actually existing.
The people who are lucky enough to see a fairy are usually said to be children. At that time in their lives where make-believe is a big part of their every day lives. They are at that stage of development where, if a child had stated that they have seen a fairy, no one would question it as children tend to "see" a lot of things.
It is also believed that children are very open-minded to these types of things before adults and society has had a chance to shape their minds and convince them that it's all in their imagination. That what they are seeing is not actually real and therefore over time their minds may be begin to block out these things that society has told them does not exist. As adults we may have been shaped to to believe that these magical creatures such as fairies do NOT exist.
So have we pushed these images, these beliefs out of our minds? Could they really exist but society has told us so many times that there are no such things as fairies that our mind no longer acknowledges them?
Or are the purely only a made up magical creature that belongs in story books and children's play rather than our every day lives?
How Do You Find a Fairy?
So now you're probably wondering that if fairies do in fact exist. How would I go about finding one? Well that, too, depends on who you ask.
It is said that the very first step to finding and seeing an actual fairy is that you have to truly believe that they exist. Once you believe that they exist you are most likely to meet a fairy at sunrise, sunset or very late at night. With your chances being higher after a rainstorm. They are very shy creatures and don't usually make their appearance during the day.
Fairies are often seen hiding under leaves in the yard or in very large and very old oak trees. And will often reside in the roots of these trees especially if moss is nearby.
Signs of Fairy Activity
- fairy circles made of mushrooms in the grass
- the smell of cinnamon
- a glimpse of fairy glitter
- broken twigs in a pattern
- flute music
- a "spiral staircase" of moss climbing a tree
So, Do Fairies Exist?
So the question here is, are fairies real?
Honestly I cannot give a yes or no answer here as there is no solid evidence saying that fairies do exist or that they do not exist. To some, fairies are very real and some say they have even encountered one a time or two. And to others a fairy is just a mythical creature that may have existed in their childhood and stayed there.
It is up to you to decide.