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Read Part One - Woodland Fairies

In mythology humans were once forest fairies, living within the trees as were the gods. For Zeus, Thor and many other Indo-European deities made their home within the Oak, the Ash, and other sacred Trees.

The last Indigenous faith of Europe (The Mari-El) believes that the deities and fairy like beings known as Keremet  live within sacred groves. The ancient Germanic peoples, the Romans, Greeks, and Celts also all worshiped their gods in sacred groves for this was the home of the gods and the forest fairies.

It is in the forests and the water that those which control fate live, thus by necessity it is in the forest that fairies shared their secrets with humanity in mythology.