gabby2600 asked this question on 4/16/2000:
Hi all in the Wicca Section.
Just a Quicky I'm myself come from the UK, and don' believe in faries, however I'm supprised as to hawmany Americans do. I'm wondering where dose this Belief come from, as in all of my studies on Wicca and Witchcraft, in the UK they don't mention faries. They do however Mention Changlings which have been attributed with faries.
To me what you see as a Farie, is a spirit in another form, which chooses to resemble a farie. However Traditional Faries are not small and cute with wings they are useualy not to nice and out to Hinder rather than help. As they are Natural Pranksters.
The cute fluffy Idea to me came from the Photographs of Lady cottingly, who Admited she had faked the pictures.
Ireland had Lepricorns, and Europe had Redcaps, and in Briton we had Changelings. None of them were plesant or nice, and all did pranks.
So as a fellow Member of the Wicca Section I would be interested on your views.
herbwitch gave this response on 4/16/2000:
the Fae Fairy Faerie as so many call them are to me merely manifestations of souls/being in another form. Though i agree with you in the belief that the 'traditional' fae are very mush creatures of mischeil one cannot deny the noticible belief of winged holy ones that prevade so many religions and cultures. The Wiccan translation jus seems to be of fairies.
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I have found a book on the subject, apparently the little ones come from shakespeare, and in legend all fae are standard human side, and all are changlings, there are many varietys form all round the world.