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Questions tagged [fairy]

A fantasy creature—often smaller than a human—that helps to guide or manipulate a character within a fictional universe.

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Children/ Young Adult Fantasy Book featuring fairies

I'm looking for a book of fairy stories by a single author that my teacher gave me in the late 70s in grade 5. The book starts with a girl exploring. She finds a tunnel that passes through a mountain ...
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Why did the author choose 3 min 4 sec to be stolen by the Sídhe?

In Peadar Ó Guilín's the Call series, why did the author choose for the Sídhe to steal teenagers away to the Grey Land for exactly 3 minutes and 4 seconds? Was this length of time, or proportion of a ...
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Did the word 'pillywiggin' exist (in print) before 1977?

I’m looking for anything published before 1977 which mentions pillywiggins (or any similar words). They would be fairies or just small creatures associated with flowers. These creatures have appeared ...
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Children's book about fairies and purple cards with poems

I don’t remember much but it was a children's book. I’m pretty sure it was about fairies, inside there were small inserts that were purple pieces of card with poems on.
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Books about semi-modern alternate world of demons and fairies; protagonist from real world enters fray

I'm trying to recall the name of a series, likely published from 2005-2010, which went something like this: An awkward, teenaged boy protagonist (possibly slightly overweight?) somehow enters a world ...
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Story collection with upper-class fairies who amputate their wings?

I was recently reading Tad Williams' "War of the Flowers" and one detail reminded me of something I read a while ago: it was a collection of short stories about elves and fairies - the detail was that ...
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Old book about three girls unlocking their (fairy?) powers thanks to a magical stone

I read the book 5 years ago and I forgot the name. It has a light pink cover with a short-hair fairy on it. First few pages are comics and then words. I can barely remember the content but it's ...
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Why does Strephon look like he is 25?

Why does the council of peers correctly assume Strephon's age? Stephen is fairy down to his waist due to his fairy mother but below that is human. Also it is clearly stated that all fairies appear to ...
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Early 2000's fairy fantasy book series with mountain range on cover

I read a book series a couple years ago that I am trying to find. The first book had a mountain range on the cover and I believe the title had "Gaia" in it. It was about a young girl with green eyes ...
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Fantasy Book involving a Child getting taught by different Wizards

I am looking for a book I read that involved a Child who met a few different wizards who teach the child something. I remember one took him to the Faerie realm and he was taken through a Market where ...
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Identifying a book about a girl who has the fey sight?

I was wondering if you could help me find a book I read awhile ago when I was younger. It could be a YA book or a juvenile book, I'm not sure. I just remember that this girl has The Sight, she can ...
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Why does Tinker Bell need fairy dust to fly given that she has wings?

My daughter keeps asking me this good question. She is watching Disney's Tinker Bell movies, in which fairies are producing and using fairy dust to be able to fly. Is this only the case in the Tinker ...
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What is the origin of elves (and fairies and Vulcans) having pointy ears?

Related: Do Tolkien's elves have pointy ears? and Why do Vulcans have pointed ears? I doubt Tolkien is the origin. How far back in literature or mythology does it go?
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What's the difference between faries and pixies? [closed]

I am struggling to find a difference? I honestly do not know a difference, I have tried all kinds of folklore books. Tell me a difference?
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Leprechaun and Vampire - a Mythical link?

In Supernatural, the brothers are advised in the episode Clap Your Hands If You Believe that spilling salt in front of the Leprechaun will slow it down, as he is compelled to count the grains. I ...