Author: John Hill
Throughout the world, fairies are known for their timeless beauty and powerful magical gifts. Fairies are believed to be descended from supernatural beings from another world that came to this earth to begin their civilization anew. With so many different stories, legends, myths and tales about fairies, it has become easy to see that fairies are truly amazing creatures with untold magical abilities. Fairy magic has inspired our children for generations and has given each and every one of us a glimmer of fairy magic to hold close to our hearts.
Take a look at a few of the magical abilities that fairies are believed to possess:
Light as a Feather: The Gift of Flight
In many works of art and literature, fairies are seen as creatures with small iridescent wings. In some cases, fairies fly only with fairy magic. Tinkerbell, a popular Disney fairy has a small pouch of fairy dust that, when sprinkled on heads filled with happy thoughts, can make someone fly. Historically, fairies fly using basic fairy magic or the use of their wings. Girls everywhere dream of, one day, having the gift of being able to fly like a glimmering fairy.
Fairy Glamour & Shielding: The Ability to Mask True Appearances and Hide from View
The fairy glamour is the ability to hide or mask their appearances or the appearances of others behind a veil of fairy magic. What looks like a haggard old lady may actually be a beautiful fairy hidden behind her glamour. Historically, fairies used their glamour in order to hide the true whereabouts of their Sidhe Mounds or Fairy mounds. What, to some, may look like nothing but a pile of fallen rocks, may actually be a spectacular palace bedecked in jewels and gold.
Fairy shielding is the fairy's ability that allows it to hide from human view by vibrating its body at super high speeds. The vibrating has the effect that they aren't in one place long enough to be seen. Unfortunately, if fairies don't want to be seen, you won't see them. There is a suspicion that some are born with the gift to see past fairy glamour and shielding. If only we were all so lucky!
Mind Control: A Mesmerizing Gift
The fairy Mesmer, or mind control ability, is widely believed to be used on humans to make them do fairy bidding. The fairy only needs to have eye contact in order to take over your mind with a simple turn of phrase or change in voice tone. The only way to fight the fairy Mesmer is to wear reflective eye gear or to not look them in the eye at all.
Presto Chango: The Fairies Ability to Shape Shift
Fairies can be as big as a bear, as small as an ant, as ugly as a troll or as beautiful as a princess...or they can actually be all of those things. Fairies have the ability to change their shapes, also called shape shifting. One minute you could be arguing with a diminutive woman and in the next moment you are staring down the face of a Siberian Tiger!
Fairies are amazing mythical creatures with truly awesome magical gifts. No one really knows the limit of fairy magic or even if there is a limit at all. But one thing is for sure; fairy magic has the ability to enthrall, empower, mesmerize, and glamorize anyone with a true love for all things fairy.
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