- Fairies can be killed with either lemons, limes or iron. When a fairy dies a corpse is not left, just a sparkling powder (or fairy dust); the body just fades away and the spirit of the fairy goes to the next oldest family member to tell them of their death. The fae call their afterlife “The Summerlands”
(bolding mine) A quick Google on the phrase “out of the coffin” turned up some hits on True Blood, so I’m going to guess that’s what the RPG in question was of. I wonder if this is possibly the source of the idea someone mentioned on kinfood a little while ago about the idea that faeries could have an aversion to lemons or citrus and I was like “wat? I have absolutely never heard of that in my life.”
I do believe in faeries and I also know I really used to be one. And at some point, which is what happens once your locked up… at some point your essentially going to lose your wings. Maybe at some point I’ll get them back. I hope that I do. But I realize that I am ridiculous and I realize that having to go around life in faerie wings just to feel like I can live in this world… that I usually don’t feel terribly comfortable with.. That is what it took for me for a long time… and I loved that. There is nothing really wrong with that… but to be honest, I know that I have to deal with mortality and being able to be hurt and all of those things… and what faerie wings represented to me was, and it sounds so much deeper than I think it looked like to anybody at the time, is that I’m on a different plane and you touch me… and that’s what my protection really was.
Emilie Autumn, Swallow (The Opheliac Companion) (via tophattedteaparties)
This so much. <3
This took my breath away.(via maybeimnoangel)
“Putting wings and flowers on a human form doesn’t make them a fairy anymore than putting on a tie makes you president.”
Quite. (And putting pointy ears on a human form doesn’t make them an elf, either.)
“Ivy” is now available in a large print. Smaller prints to come in the next few weeks. :)
World of Froud and BBP Creations have collaborated on a new meditations app for artists, writers, musicians and for everyone that wants to be inspired and release their creative side. This app helps access imagination and includes 4 meditations that help us touch the paths of Trolls, Faeries, Elves and The Wise Ones. Within the app is an old world sketch pad with just the tools for drawing and writing. The journal entries can then be shared and accessed through the app anytime.
A bunch of links are on the Youtube page.
Me, I think this sounds… kind of interesting I guess? The creative aspect of it would probably pass me by as I am not a creative person. I wonder about the content of the meditations. The samples on Amazon are not likely long enough for me to really get the idea…
European folklore explains the rings as gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance (the mushrooms being used as stools for small creatures). according to common myth, the ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf is present, and will disappear without trace in a matter of days; but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it.
If you step into a fairy circle, you will be transported to their kingdom. You can not eat or drink anything they give you or you’ll be trapped forever. If you do return to your world what seems like hours spent in the kingdom could be years in the human world.
where is the nearest one of these please
I want to torture the people who don’t understand the world of faeries. You’ll get some reporter from Vogue who doesn’t know what she’s talking about, who paints me as some insipid Tinkerbell character. I’m not some shivering waif in the forest. Sometimes I want to grab those bitches by the hair and take them to the world of faerie and say, “would you like to repeat that?” I think that people who can’t believe in faeries aren’t worth knowing.Tori Amos
Faeries are not fantasy, but a connection to reality. Faeries are irrational, poetic, absurd, and very, very wise. Faeries say there is nonsense in dogma, and sense in nonsense. Faeries express themselves with high seriousness and low humour. Faeries are resistant to all definitions.Brian Froud