(both derived from Latin fatum or "fate")in recognition of the skills fairies had in predicting and even controlling human destiny
(derived from the Latin word fatare via the Old French word fè er meaning "to enchant" F è erer referred to the fairies ability to alter the world humans saw-to cast a spell over human vision.
encompassed both the art of enchantment and the whole realm in which fairies had their being. "fairy" and "Fay"-other derivatives, referred only to individual creatures. The other common English term for an individual fairy was "elf" derived from the Nordic languages reaching England when the Norse invaded England.
which meant "elves" which since fairies were tied to things of earth,-had to do with mountains and water. The alfar were divided into good and bad branches; the Light Elves (air dwellers) and the Dark Elves (whose kingdoms were underground)
Often thought of as being vengeful ghosts of dead mortals
Dwellers of the Fairy Mound
(body merged with bark and leaves
woodelves(used holes in trunks for doorways)
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