Famous Fairies

 

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There are many famous fairies all over the world. there are fairies from disney to old folk stories dating back to the 15 hundreds.

1. Tinkerbell – Perhaps the most recognized fairy, created by James M. Barrie, she is the jealous fairy that glowed brightest for Peter Pan. She was called Tinker Bell because she mended the pots and kettles (a tinker is a tin worker). Her magic wand led Peter Pan through the ins and outs of Never Never Land. She has very naughty streak like wanting to pull hair, pinching savagely and using offensive language, so beware, as she can cast off all disguise of friendship.
2. Puck – From Shakespeare’s “ A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this mischievous imp of English folklore is also known as Robin Goodfellow. Puck shows up as a silent figure in Clayton Emery's 1988 novel “Tales of Robin Hood”, now retitled “The Beasts of Sherwood”. And, in Parke Godwin's “Sherwood”, Robin takes his name from the forest sprite. His mother even calls him Puck-Robin. (The Irish call him Pooka, the Welch call him Pwca). One of Uranus’ many moons is named Puck.
3. Oberon – Best known as a character in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, he is the Fairy King who lives in a wood full of strange and magickal things. He is deformed; only three feet tall with a crooked shoulder, but with a face so handsome no mortal man could remain unmoved by his beauty. Oberon will speak to anyone who comes to his woods, but anyone to whom he speaks is lost forever. Those who remain silent and won’t speak, are beset by terrible storms. Oberon is said to be the son of Julius Ceasar and the Lady of the Secret Isle.
4. Titania – Queen of the Fairies, and Oberon’s wife. In folklore, the Queen has no name, but Shakespeare took the name from the Roman poet, Ovid, who in his epic tale, “Metamorphoses”, gave the name to the deities who descended from the Titans. Inspired by Shakespeare, many later writers used this name for the Fairy Queen.
5. Ariel - From Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Ariel is bound to serve the magician Prospero, who rescued him from the tree in which he was imprisoned by Sycorax, the witch who previously inhabited the island.
6. The Fairy Godmother – there are over 1500 versions of the Cinderella -type “fairy godmother”.
7. Sugar Plum Fairies - Very rarely seen, and then only at dawn, these fairies were the inspiration for Peter Tchaikovsky and his “Nutcracker Suite”. The best time to see these fairies is early spring at blossom time and at harvest time, for they enjoy the sweet ripe fruit.
8.-10. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather – the three good fairies of “Sleeping Beauty” fame.
11. Maleficent – the evil fairy from “Sleeping Beauty”, who creates the spinning wheel on which the princess, Aurora, pricks her finger.
12. The Tooth Fairy – An example of American mythology, this fairy leaves a gift (often, money) in exchange for a baby tooth left under their pillow while the child sleeps. While originating in the U.S., this practice now is common in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, and much of the UK.
13. The Blue Fairy - Also referred to by her name, Canpenella, simply “fairy”, or as the "Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair", she is the fairy from Carlo Collodi's classic novel Pinocchio. . In the Disney film version, the Fairy appears as a more divine, less vulnerable figure than in the book.

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