> Yes I too have heard of this nasty rep fairies have, but I've also heard
> stories where some fairies are helpful to people. Stories where faires
> take someone into the circle and get them to play a jig and maybe teach
> a new tune. Stories where someone may become wed to a fairy woman for a
> certain amount of time, then she has to go back to the Otherworld. Stories
> where faries have become attached to certain families, bestowed the sight,
> the power to heal etc. on certain people. These I've seen from reading
> the year, but I would need time to find the sources again. Maybe someone
> the list knows some such sources?
I saw a blue book called Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries which is full of
fairy stories. Maybe they are in there?
> > Are fairies real, then? If so, are they just plain mean or is there a
> > for stealing babies? If they're not real, surely it matters not a jot
> > whether you think of them as mean or nice.
> Personally I believe in them. I think there are some who are basically
> natured, tho even still I would tread carefully were I to meet up with
> And as for the bad ones.....I'd obviously rather not meet up with any at
This is all getting a bit scary. Maybe they are real after all. I wonder of
anyone has seen any? Maybe they could tell us both what real fairies are
like. Then we would know if they are scary or not.
I never really liked Peter Pan. But he wasn't a fairy, was he? Wasn't
Tinkerbell the fairy? And didn't she steal Peter from his mother and do
horrible tricks to Wendy too? Maybe the fairies in Peter Pan are not so nice
either. Or maybe it is just the women who are horrible after all.