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The Sylvari: born of the Green Man and Other Folklore (Guild Wars 2)

June 14, 2012 in Featured Articles, Folklore, Gaming
Guild Wars 2, the sequel to the online role playing game Guild Wars, is currently in beta and is rumored to be scheduled for a summer 2012 release. Among the game's much-anticipated features is the release of an entirely new playable race of fairy-like ...
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A Headache of Fairies

The Scintillating Scotoma is a very common visual precursor to the dreaded painful migraine. But it also looks like what I would think seeing fairies could look like. ...
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Why Do We Believe in Electrons, But Not in Fairies?

No one has directly observed either electrons or fairies. Both of them are theoretical constructs, useful to explain observations that might be difficult to explain otherwise. ...
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Abney Park Invites You on a High Flying Adventure

Now what I’m about to tell you is legend, and a mighty fine one at that. Somewhere high in the skies above dangerous lands, the members of a gothic/industrial band called Abney Park took control of a time-traveling dirigible called the Ophelia. ...
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The Strange Fairy Ring in the Remote Wooded Hills of Tirisfal Glades (World of Warcraft)

In the massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft (better known by many as “WoW”), a mysterious ritual in a remote part of the game’s landscape takes place. ...
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The Wife of Bath’s Fairy

Chaucer's Wife of Bath, Alisoun (Alyson, Alys) is one of the most well-known characters in The Canterbury Tales, and her tale, one of the most studied. One of the themes of Wife's tale — a man desperately seeking knowledge of what women really ...
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Medieval Fairies: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

"Gwenhyfar" © Brian Froud The origin of fairies is amongst the most discussed questions of folklore. They have been variously traced to nature spirits, the dead, elementals, pagan deities... ...
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Kate Bush: A Fairy Godmother of Modern Rock

One can only imagine the dancing fairies and mischievous pixies that whispered imaginative tales, poetry and melodies into the ears of Kate Bush as a child. ...
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Chalice: Stolen from Fairies in Iceland

That's all the info I could find attached to this photograph: that the chalice was said to have been "stolen or restored from the fairies.*" There is mystery here. ...
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