Bad Fairy Case File #337: The Nixie

OFFENSES: Enchantment, Drowning, Kidnapping DESCRIPTION: Water Sprite, Half-Human Half-Fish in appearance ALIAS: Nix, Niwiht, Nihtes, Nyx, Nikwus, Nikwis, Nikke, Neck PROVENANCE: Irish and German folklore A shape-shifting water fairy from early German folklore, the ...
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Last-Minute Fairy, Gnome, and Hobbit Costumes for the Whole Family

Halloween as a celebration of costume and make-believe does not enjoy a lengthy history. The earliest recorded mention of donning a costume is around the year 1900. According to Wikipedia, “early costumes emphasized the ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #306: The Rübezahl

Offenses: vengeance, trickery, weather manipulator.  Description: giant, moody.  Alias: Number Nip, Ribicinia, Ruebezahl, Master Johannes. Provenance: German folklore from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Though frequently portrayed as friendly and helpful, the Rübezahl’s stubbornness, protectiveness, ...
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The Green Fairy in the Art World

The Green Fairy has many very famous “acquaintances,” including Edgar Degas, Charles Baudelaire, Mary Shelley, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet, Ernest Hemingway, and Oscar Wilde. The Green Fairy was ...
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Mother & Child Fairy Art

Happy Mother's Day weekend from FairyRoom! We'd like to celebrate with an enchanting collection of fairy mother and child art, beginning with this classic pen-and-ink piece by Joan ...
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