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The Fairyist: Fifteen Classic Questions about Fairies

Fairy and fairyist questions can be addressed to fairyinvestigationsociety AT yahoo DOT com. Here though, for starters, are the fifteen most commonly asked fairy questions. We’ve limited ourselves to a dozen words for those on a coffee break. All, though, deserve longer more careful answers and these you can find following the link to relevant fairy question pages.

1) What is a fairy? A supernatural living humanoid is the best short answer you’ll get. For a more detailed consideration…

2) Are fairies real? It all depends what you mean by ‘fairies’. To see the range of possibilities…

3) How many different types of fairies are there? Well, the longest fairy encyclopedia is about 400 pages long. But things are both more complicated and simpler than that…

4) Are fairies nice? Rarely, but it can happen. For a better understanding of fairies’ mood swings…

5) Are fairies small? Often but not always. For some idea of the range of the size and Queen Mab’s nose horses…

6) What is a changeling? A substitute for a stolen baby, woman or piper. Confused? Follow the link…

7) What are fairy names like? There are some pretty weird fairy names out there. For examples…

8) What fairy tales have fairies? Very, very few. However, there are a handful…

9) Do fairies have wings? To judge by films, comics and art yes, though in traditional tales, no. To learn where those wings come from…

10) How do I meet a fairy? Advice varies. However, for a range of possibilities…

11) How should I behave among fairies? Never drink, never eat and never dance. These are the first three rules though there are others…

12) What is fairy music like? By all accounts enchanting. For the actual scores…

13) Do fairies have pointed ears? There is more evidence for pointy ears than for gossamer wings. Still the origins of pointy ears are curious and worrying…

14) And fairy tails? Fairies do not have tails and they rarely appear in fairy tales. See further…

15) Are there are any good comics/books/films/stories about fairies? There are scores of good bookstraditional collectionscomics and a handful of good films.

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