Thursday, February 11, 2010

♥oRiGiN Of FaRiEs♥

The Origin of Fairies

Fairy tales are pagan or non Christian art form. Their emergence was largely dependent on the social condition of its location of reference. Folk tales were conceived as a solid and imperishable high structured world linked to monarchy in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Everything is confined to a realm without mortals. The stories were usually rooted in an inexplicable desire to overcome oppression and the urgent need to change society. Shaping art forms and their transmissions articulate the voices and interest of the country folk voices and interest in the hope that the tales may provide counsel and moral learning from how they exposed the drive for power of government and church leaders.

The Catholic Church offered an explanation of the fairies origin. Fairies were believed to be the fallen angels that were cast to earth as punishment (Taylor & Beauregard 2003). They then live a different supernatural sphere apart from humans but very well have the ability to interfere with human affairs for their good or bad intentions. Their dwelling place is upon the earth and inside the earth. Therefore they coexist with the humans. Some people believes that fairies are the souls of the dead who wanders in Netherland because they are taken as in-between like not too good enough to enter heaven or too bad to go to hell. Some culture also believes that they were ancestors of ancient pagan gods or nature spirits that have the ability to populate all places and things. Fairies were known to have originated in the Celtic and Norse regions.

I n Wales, people believe fairies to be a race of invisible spiritual beings. The Irish believes fairies are descendants of the Tuatha De Danaan or People of the Goddess Dana who were known to be skilled in magic. Fairy tales are mixed versions of the possible and the impossible. It tells a little of fancy and a little of fact because in the stories were incorporations of large residuum of real occurrences. In the highlands of Wales and Cornwall, fairies qualify to be some special kind of dead (Briggs 1967). They were believed to be those who were killed before their time and spend their waiting time in fairyland until their allotted time of death. Sometimes they were referred to as spirit of the extinct races. Pisgies were thought to be the spirits of stillborn children while Tylwyth Teg as spirits of prehistoric people. Ireland maintained various accounts of their origin. Cornwall universally regarded them as spirits of the dead. The origin of the fairies was known as the places in which they lived. And there have been evidences of constant communication between them and mortal men.