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Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Fairies

1-People Once Believed their Fate Was Controled By Fairies
The word fairy means ‘those who control death (and life);" in otherwords "the controllers of fate." Fairies often gave humans their fate from birth. In ancient times fate wasn’t an abstract concept, the fate which controlled all humans was what the fairies made it to be.

Originally Fairies were not  prancey dancey little creatures beloved by little girls and derided by everyone else as too surgery. They can be fearsome and dangerous beings.

2-There are Fairy Traditions All Over the World
Because Fairy was originally a term to describe belief types just as deity is one can see many related “fairy traditions” from around the world, including the Kami of Japan, the Rusalka of Russia, and more.

Ancient peoples moved around and so their stories and beliefs spread. Even the Altaic People's of Japan and the Indo-Europeans on India have ancient connections with European Fairy Beliefs.

3-Many People's Worshipped Fairies Before They Worshipped Deities
The word "temple" originally meant wood (forest, trees, etc). People in Northern Europe once thought that deities lived in natural objects and it was offensive to build temples to them. Even in Rome they didn't build temples for centuries but prayed instead to trees.

Rather than simply worship fairies people could and would also threaten them in order to get what they wanted.

4-Most Fairies Were Believed to Have No Childhood
Fairies and deities could grow up in a year, or might even be born old from the very beginning. Even fairies who had a childhood could be thousands of years old and so would want it back.

A lack of childhood could explain why fairies love to be around children and why they act childish.

5-In Mythology Humans are Related to Fairies
Humans are born from Nymps in Greek Mythology (Who are Zues's Aunts). In Celtic Mythology Humans are the children of the Deity of the Underworld. Humans can have children with fairies and fairies often have children with humans.