The Fairy Ring: Portal to the Land of Fairies

A ring of mushrooms that makes up a fairy ring marks off a space that is inherently different than the space around it. The fact that it is enclosed makes that space special ...
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Fairies in the Garden, a Garden for the Fairies

Many artists depict fairies in wild gardens. FairyRoom staffers love the idea of keeping an area of your garden beautiful but slightly unkempt. John Anster Christian Fitzgerald’s, Titania and Bottom, (featured in ...
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The Fairies of Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, located on Scotland’s west coast, is an amazing landscape of grassy knolls, scenic hillsides, rock formations, and castles, where fairy folklore abounds. Almost everywhere you turn, there ...
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Unwoman’s “Uncovered” Series Rewrites Pop Music History

When most of us dream of time travel, we fancy ourselves voyaging way, way back to attend Victorian balls and personally witness the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the building of ...
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Annie Leibovitz Transforms Taylor Swift Into Rapunzel

Country music superstar Taylor Swift might be the last person one would expect to find featured in the pages of the Fairy Room, but this portrait is just too exquisite to ...
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The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle, an alternate origin

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegen Castle is such a well-known artifact that it transcends the fairy community. Scottish history buffs and historical novel fans alike recognize it. And it is not just a ...
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A Treacherous Beauty: The Hazards of Entering a Fairy Ring

In almost every culture, punishment for entering a fairy ring is a direct consequence of crossing the boundary from the human world into the land controlled by fairies. Outside the circle ...
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The Huldufólk of Iceland

The Huldufolk, literally meaning “hidden people,” are a group of elusive elves, goblins, and trolls found in much of Icelandic folklore. They are said to live in an invisible dimension in houses built ...
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The Mysterious Giants of the Plain of Jars

Enigmatic and mysterious, The Plain of Jars (sometimes called “The Asian Stonehenge”) is an incredible megalith landscape of huge hand-made stone jars located in Laos. Made up of mysterious caves and ...
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Western Press Gets North Korean “Unicorn” Completely Wrong

Qing Dynasty Qilin North Korea found itself in the news last week for nothing that had to do with politics. Following a press release from KNCA... ...
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