A Toast to the First of May

Here we are again on the First of May. We celebrate FairyRoom’s year on the Enchanted Web with a few raised glasses — in honor of the Green Fairy of course… and ...
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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was a German composer with a fascination for fantasy and folklore. Weber was part of the early Romantic age, an age defined for its appreciation of ...
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How Fairies Brought Toadstools into High Art

We don’t notice toadstools in our high-tech modern life. We hardly ever see them, except on pizza or in a quiche. However, if we go to draw a fairy in our ...
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Ariel’s Song: Come unto these yellow sands

Ariel’s song, with its dreamy allusions to water, flight, music, and affection, was taken as an open invitation to artists to depict this magical scene visually, especially among the pre-Raphaelites. Come ...
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Myths and Legends of the Glastonbury Tor

The Glastonbury Tor conspicuously rises from the middle of the wide and flat Somerset Levels in Somerset, England. The Tor (a Celtic word meaning ‘hill’) has been surrounded by myth and ...
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The Faerie Folk of Cornwall

Perhaps one of the most romanticized of all the Celtic homelands is Cornwall – birthplace of such legends as Arthur, Tristan & Isolde, and Jack the Giant Killer. A natural peninsula ...
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Oberon and Titania as Artist Muses

The King and Queen of Fairyland in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon and Titania are two of the most prominent fairies in literary history. In Shakespeare’s play, the two fairies have ...
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Fairy Chess: not at all what you think

Fairy Chess is a variant of traditional chess, known in Fairy Chess circles as Orthodox Chess, sometimes in the form of a game, but mostly it’s comprised of chess problems. ...
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World of Warcraft: Sprites in Mists of Pandaria

Sha Tainted Sprites Deep in one of the most remote places of Pandaria a mysterious race of sprites have a little sylvan kingdom. It is a stretch of enchanted wilderness full of crystal pools ...
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Petunia Dursley’s Magical Motivation

When an author creates characters that provoke rampant and sometimes heated discussion over motivations and histories, I’d warrant that the author has officially hit a Senior Echelon. When there is a ...
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