Are Fairies Real? The History and Hoaxes Surrounding the Fair Folk

Clap your hands if you believe!

Cottingley fairy picture
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  • Cottingley fairy hoax picture.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
fairy ring
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So just what is a fairy? 

The Court of Faerie
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  • 1906 Thomas Maybank painting "The Court of Faerie."

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Then what makes a fairy a fairy?

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  • Illustration of a banshee from 1825. 

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Why are we still talking about fairies today? 

The Green Knight
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  • The Green Knight in the A24 movie of the same name. 

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Enough stalling! Are they real or not? 

Cottingley fairy picture
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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Cottingley fairy picture
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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons