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Faeries, The Fay & The Hidden => Faeries & The Fay => Topic started by: mindylive on March 31, 2008, 09:24:54 am

Title: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: mindylive on March 31, 2008, 09:24:54 am
Look closely, I see two eyes, a nose and a mouth.





(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/KADOINDIGO/gargoyle2.jpg)
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: xsheelanagigx on March 31, 2008, 11:18:19 am
Nice photo! Whenever I see these kind of things in photos my mind thinks of fairys! Ofcourse I know that it could just be the way the tree (or whatever it is in the photo) is...but then ofcourse it could be a fairy!

I defionatly believe in fairys! :-)
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Post by: scaryfrightened on March 31, 2008, 04:33:48 pm
Wow! that's cool. and he's sort of funnyish. I believe in fairies!
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Post by: Novus Lupus on April 17, 2008, 05:27:42 am
I believe in faeries!!  :-D :-D
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Post by: Countess on April 24, 2008, 04:34:30 pm
That is a really good pic. It does look like it could be one of the Fey. As far as my own beliefs, seeing is believing!
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Post by: Petling on July 24, 2008, 01:59:04 am
I think it's just cool, even if it isn't one perchance. :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 24, 2008, 07:56:20 am
It's an awesome photo, even though I don't believe in faries.
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Post by: Petling on July 24, 2008, 01:38:11 pm
I believe more in the fact that there are living beings out there that can't be explained by modern science or described by mere names than in actual faeries & elves.
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 24, 2008, 02:57:18 pm
Yes, then again if they ever exist or not I guess we'll never find out. *sign*
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Post by: Petling on July 24, 2008, 04:42:44 pm
Maybe, who knows a couple centuries down the road? :?
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 24, 2008, 04:51:33 pm
If you're asking my opinion, I don't think so.  :|
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Post by: Petling on July 25, 2008, 07:20:07 pm
Why do you believe in some things, but are closed minded about others? Not trying to be insulting, just genuinely want to know. :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 26, 2008, 07:06:43 am
Well I can't believe in everything, right? There are just some things that I don't think exist, but if someone claims to have spotted something different they have my full support.  8-)
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Post by: Petling on July 26, 2008, 08:59:02 am
Lolz, "I do believe in faeries. I do. I do!" Peter Pan. :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 26, 2008, 09:12:27 am
Peter Pan is gay, there is not a single movie where he doesn't look like a girl. *says as if that's the end of the topic  *<:)*
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Post by: Petling on July 26, 2008, 09:26:34 am
Lolz, he is actually played by a girl in the play, cuz they can't have children on stage. *<:)
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 26, 2008, 09:50:28 am
Yes, I remember very well since I watched it when I was five...*shivers* Oh to endure such horror... :focus:
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Post by: Petling on July 26, 2008, 09:51:51 pm
You saw the play? All I ever saw was the Walt Disney version. After this I think we should get  :focus:
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Post by: Countess on July 27, 2008, 02:51:51 pm
Petling, Peter is actually played by a girl because the acrobatic moves performed on the ropes need to be an adult & a woman's voice is closer to that of an adolescent boy than a grown man's. Children are allowed onstage, in professional theater the kids are usually part of a special union that regulates how often they can perform, how long they can rehearse, schooling, etc.
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Post by: Petling on July 27, 2008, 03:41:16 pm
Really? Like I said, I unfortunately never got to see the play. :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 27, 2008, 04:09:55 pm
But I did...*shudders again* So... childish.... oh the agony....  *<:)
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Post by: blow_fly on July 28, 2008, 06:17:48 am
Don't faeries have a less than friendly reputation by the way? I've heard a lot of grim stories about them, especially the Unseelie court.
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Post by: Petling on July 28, 2008, 10:22:17 am
I believe so. I think people like Disney tried to slap a happy face on them. In the original Peter Pan, just one example, Tinker Bell tries to kill Wendy. :-P
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Post by: blow_fly on July 28, 2008, 07:05:13 pm
Yeah, the unabridged Peter Pan as it was written by J.M Barrie, actually had pretty sinister undertones. Mermaids that would strangle you to death if you came too close were another feature that Disney seems to have left out. It's almost disturbing that so many people tend to think of faeries as adorable little winged cherubs, when a lot of them were actually pretty fond of playing nasty and even fatal pranks on innocent, unsuspecting mortals.
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Post by: Petling on July 28, 2008, 07:14:39 pm
Was it the faeries that stole babies? & left changelings as replacements? :?
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Post by: blow_fly on July 28, 2008, 07:39:52 pm
Yep. The changeling would either be the offspring of the fairy itself, or it would be a stock, a wooden manikin closely resembling the human child that had been stolen.
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Post by: Petling on July 28, 2008, 07:48:17 pm
Did that whole legend occur as an explanation for mentally disabled children? Or do you think faeries really do that? I mean, who would want to give up their own child? Or steal a human's child who'll just grow old on you & die? :?
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Post by: Countess on July 28, 2008, 08:34:49 pm
The idea behind changelings was that it was a joke on humans. Faeries weren't seen as having the same emotions or morals as humans. So an inconcevable act for a human, such as giving up your own child, supposedly meant nothing to a faerie. The link to mental handicapped children is interesting & a really good possibility.
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Post by: Petling on July 28, 2008, 08:59:36 pm
It makes sense now that you put it in that perspective. :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 29, 2008, 07:23:41 am
And it all goes back down to perspective.  8-)
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Post by: Petling on July 29, 2008, 08:54:45 am
Lolz, once again, yes it does. :-D

So are they really evil? Or just too different for us to fully comprehend? :?
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 29, 2008, 04:04:16 pm
The idea behind changelings was that it was a joke on humans. Faeries weren't seen as having the same emotions or morals as humans. So an inconcevable act for a human, such as giving up your own child, supposedly meant nothing to a faerie.

I believe that while faeries don't have the same emotions - like Countness stated - they can't be ALL evil. I think there are as much of good and evil in faeries as in humans, but they probably like to play tricks a lot on people too.
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Post by: blow_fly on July 30, 2008, 02:13:42 am
If they indeed do exist, they would see us as lower life-forms existing on a level far below the one they occupy, in much the same way we would veiw chimpanzees or baboons I guess. Thus, the ideal of ethics would probably not apply when the fey deal with creatures they regard as being barely above mere beasts.

On a side note, I find it interesting that Petling mentioned the idea of changelings being no more than infants that were suffering from a congenital or behavioural disorder. According to Scandinavian legend, a promising way of recovering one's child from the fey was to mistreat or even slay the changeling that had been left in the place of a stolen infant. Little surprise then that when a few centuries ago, a certain woman in Sweden was brought before the courts for the crime of having cooked her child in an oven while it was still alive, she responded by claiming that she had merely been trying to recover her true child from the fey that had stolen it. Makes for interesting reading, dosen't it?
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Post by: Countess on July 30, 2008, 11:50:36 am
I totally agree Angel. I have encountered some very kind members of the Fey. Even they like to play pranks just not as mean, things like moving your keys & then putting them in the first place you looked after you've torn the house apart. If you are having a problem with them, try leaving gifts. Honey, wine, milk, anything sweet pretty much just a little outside or somewhere in the house just overnight. Or try planting flowers, bushes, trees, fruit that re favorites of fairies. Lists can be found all over the internet or if anyone wants one I can PM them one. They can be a wonderful addition to a home, you just have to understand & work with them.
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: Petling on July 30, 2008, 02:54:25 pm
Are faeries what constantly make all our socks disappear? Even when I safety pin them together in the wash they always disappear somewhere between drying & putting them away in the drawer. :|
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 30, 2008, 04:03:15 pm
"Teacher, the fairies ate my homework this morning."  :wink:
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Post by: Petling on July 30, 2008, 04:09:36 pm
Lolz, oh that was a funny one. :-D

But seriously, are they responsible? :|
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 30, 2008, 04:12:59 pm
Depends... it all goes down to perspective.... again.  8-)
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Post by: Petling on July 30, 2008, 04:23:11 pm
Darnit!!! I wanna know where my socks are going!!! :cry: :-D
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Post by: Sick_Angel13 on July 30, 2008, 04:36:16 pm
 :spy:
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: Katherine on August 02, 2008, 10:04:54 am
Peter Pan is gay, there is not a single movie where he doesn't look like a girl. *says as if that's the end of the topic  *<:)*
LOL THAT IS FUNNY BUT HE DOES LOOK LIKE A GIRL WITH HIS TIGHT PANTS AND HIS RED CHEEKS
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: thneedly on August 09, 2008, 12:09:09 am
The idea behind changelings was that it was a joke on humans. Faeries weren't seen as having the same emotions or morals as humans. So an inconcevable act for a human, such as giving up your own child, supposedly meant nothing to a faerie.

I believe that while faeries don't have the same emotions - like Countness stated - they can't be ALL evil. I think there are as much of good and evil in faeries as in humans, but they probably like to play tricks a lot on people too.


They aren't evil at all. Their motivations are completely alien to humans. Those Faeries that are considered evil are only considered such because they are particularly malicious to humans.
But how many people that stomp on bugs can be considered evil? I'm sure the cockroach thinks we're despicable, but we're higher beings, and it's just something we do.
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Post by: Petling on August 09, 2008, 12:11:19 am
Excellent point!!! I hate how humans automatically classify something they don't understand to be evil. Disgusting, if you ask me. :|
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Post by: thneedly on August 09, 2008, 12:21:31 am
Excellent point!!! I hate how humans automatically classify something they don't understand to be evil. Disgusting, if you ask me. :|

No, it's not really disgusting. Because if something intelligent feeds on humans, like an malicious faerie or vampire, it's easier for us to call it evil than deal with the fact that we're little more cattle to be eaten.
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: sexywolfgirl on November 11, 2008, 12:09:10 pm
I believe in faeries!!  :-D :-D

As do I. I have seen fairie rings before. I've even had them show up in my yard b4.
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Post by: Regina Terra on November 11, 2008, 01:12:18 pm
I used to get faerie rings in my old home. Everyone just told me it was nothing more than one giant fungi whose roots grow in a circle to sprout as many mushrooms as possible. Still never went near it though, didn't want to piss anything off.

Of course, weird thing is, my dog LOVED to eat those mushrooms. Makes me wonder if she was getting high. :?
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Post by: sexywolfgirl on November 12, 2008, 11:31:26 am
LOL maybe.  
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Post by: Team Squidward on March 15, 2009, 05:21:17 pm
There's no such thing as faeries.

*Tinkerbell dies* lol.

But, yeah, that could just be the shape of the wood. And it's more likely to be a woodland spirit, like a Dryad then a faery, if anythinh at all.
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Post by: Angelus on May 14, 2009, 07:57:09 am
Fairies and nature spirits are the same thing.
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Post by: Erin_wolf on May 31, 2009, 03:54:22 pm
I do believe in fairies, i just haven't seen one yet....... :-)
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Post by: latanya2926 on July 26, 2009, 04:21:09 pm
i so think fairies are real even though my boyfriend tells me im crazy lol but i have a question of my own who thinks you really can enter a fairy realm through a a circle of mushrooms?
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Post by: Ryobi on July 28, 2009, 07:13:03 pm
Reckon you could bro but you'd need a lot more stuff than just the fae circle...
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Post by: Countess on July 30, 2009, 10:00:34 am
Latayana,

It is possible to enter the fae realm through a circle but it is very much advised AGAINST doing so. The rules don't apply over there, once you are in they can do pretty much whatever they want & you may not be able to get back out.
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Post by: KubeSix on July 30, 2009, 10:04:55 am
I think I believe in faeries... Not sure :| But if they're the same as nature spirits, then yeah, I do.

Never saw one, though  :cry:
Title: Re: Do you believe in faeries?
Post by: CelticSeeker on August 15, 2009, 08:41:25 am
Faeries are real. You don't have to believe in them or not. Besides we are just humans right? What could we ever do for them, but invade the world. I've seen to many things in my life and I know they're all quite real. Now most of you are going to want proof, and I have to tell you I don't have any. Kinda puts a hole in my arguement, but when you see a large animal in you backyard that goes in to the forest and it stands up on its hind legs and waves at you before it disappears into the trees? You tell me. Now, the picture I liked, I would have like it more if he would have blinked though for the camera.
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Post by: CelticSeeker on August 15, 2009, 08:42:34 am
Do you believe in Faeries?
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Post by: Ryobi on August 15, 2009, 09:25:57 pm
I believe that faeries may exist however I doubt that they would take the form of an animal on hind legs waving at you. That just doesn't sound like the fae. I don't know if I've seen fae either because every experience can be justified; bells? well there are a lot of kids on bikes where I live. Flashes of light? This is Queensland and it is known for it's incredible amounts of sun. Things missing? Someone else probably borrowed them or I just didn't leave them where I thought. Little men crawling over my bed at night? I'm probably sleeping with my eyes partly open. People fading into walls or hedges? Probably some gap there I didn't see or I wasn't looking properly. Girls with dripping hair and dress hems? Probably came from a pool somewhere. Thumping windows? The wind. People at windows? Stalkers. Milk and honey dissapearing? Someone obviously can't get their own drink or need to up serotonine levels in order to sleep. Shadowy figures in bedroom at night? Note; shadows. People with strange features? Birth defects.

Until an experience happens that I can't deny is the work of Fairies I'll remain uncertain of their existence outside of Tir Nan Og.
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Post by: Polaris on January 03, 2010, 02:43:51 am
I believe that faeries may exist however I doubt that they would take the form of an animal on hind legs waving at you. That just doesn't sound like the fae. I don't know if I've seen fae either because every experience can be justified; bells? well there are a lot of kids on bikes where I live. Flashes of light? This is Queensland and it is known for it's incredible amounts of sun. Things missing? Someone else probably borrowed them or I just didn't leave them where I thought. Little men crawling over my bed at night? I'm probably sleeping with my eyes partly open. People fading into walls or hedges? Probably some gap there I didn't see or I wasn't looking properly. Girls with dripping hair and dress hems? Probably came from a pool somewhere. Thumping windows? The wind. People at windows? Stalkers. Milk and honey dissapearing? Someone obviously can't get their own drink or need to up serotonine levels in order to sleep. Shadowy figures in bedroom at night? Note; shadows. People with strange features? Birth defects.

Until an experience happens that I can't deny is the work of Fairies I'll remain uncertain of their existence outside of Tir Nan Og.

I agree with your choice to be skeptical until fairies can be proven to exist but this seems like a lot of evidence pointing to a small number of possibilities. And if the methods of historians are anything to go by, a lot of evidence that on its own could point to a whole range of possibilities can be narrowed down to even one option the more evidence you collect.

You're probably thinking too narrow mindedly on this one. What other stuff have you written off as nothing?