The Real-Life Damage of Changeling Lore

A lot of Changeling lore focuses on the perspective of the parent: the frightening, unspeakable thought that the child they’re caring for may not be their own, and the strange, complicated ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #304: The Xana

OFFENSES: Enchantment, theft, kidnapping DESCRIPTION: Small, beautiful, long blonde hair,  ALIAS: Inxana, Anjana PROVENANCE: Asturian Mythology  The Xana is a beautiful fairy said to dwell wherever pure bodies of water flow, ...
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Shape-Shifting Changelings

Shape-Shifting Changelings… These sly, manipulative creatures are far from the selfish, unpleasant Changeling babies from classical folklore, who are, at worst, annoying and repulsive babies who torment their worried parents. Shape-shifting changelings ...
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Shakespeare’s Reinvention of Changeling Lore

The folklore of Changelings is most often bleak, dark, and horrific. They are stories of fairies kidnapping babies and young children for their own evil personal gain ...
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Superstitious Accounts of Elf-Like Children

As far-fetched as looking at your baby and disbelieving it is really your child seems to us today, changeling lore was taken very seriously in times past, and it was not ...
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“Fairy Fitzgerald” and Titania’s Changeling

John Anster Christian Fitzgerald (1819 – 1906) was one of the earlier Victorian painters to embrace fairies as a subject, and earned the nickname "Fairy Fitzgerald" due to his apparent obsession. ...
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Changelings: Face-Saving Explanation Following Mental Illness

She was healthy only yesterday, This is so unlike him, and But she kicked so strongly in the womb... but in the space of a day becoming listless, fevered, or worse. ...
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