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7 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2007 - 1:47PM #1
DAH54
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Simple question, have you ever seen a "Fairy Ring", and if so where and when? And do you associate anything with seeing one, are you blessed or cursed by seeing one?

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7 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2007 - 11:13AM #2
Feinics
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What do you mean by fairy ring?  Would that mean the same as what I'd call a fairy fort?
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7 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2007 - 11:57AM #3
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Feinics wrote:

What do you mean by fairy ring?  Would that mean the same as what I'd call a fairy fort?


Well I have learned a new word today. :) I suspect that they are NOT the same, would this be a fairy fort?



Are you talking of dwelling-places surrounded by earthen banks or sometimes, stone walls (in which case they were called 'caiseals') and it has been argued that many of them remained inhabited until the middle ages? If so then the answer is no.




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7 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2007 - 12:35PM #4
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I have seen faery rings before, there are a couple in the back of where we live now.  It truly would be the perfect setting for them (although I know they are pretty much anywhere) its lush, with lots of hills and greenery, a forest nearby.  I was lucky enough to see a water elemental once in the creek some people consider those fae...not sure what I think on that yet.

I dont really associate them with either positive or negative things as they can be both, and are known for their mischevious behavior.  I just take it for what it is - that they live among us and need respect just as we ask to be respected. 

Good question!
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7 years ago  ::  Oct 18, 2007 - 8:50PM #5
Feinics
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sometimes yes they are but ya see here fairy faith is complex and ancestors were considered to go to the "gentry" when they died so often historical sites of crannogs and the like were called fairy forts but mostly the remaining earthen  banks as the fairy folk are considered to live in the hills! a fairy fort tho usually a place that even in modern times goes undisturbed by development due to long held superstition and tradition. im intrigued tho tell me more of these fairy rings? :) what exactly are they?
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7 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2007 - 10:48AM #6
DAH54
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Feinics wrote:

sometimes yes they are but ya see here fairy faith is complex and ancestors were considered to go to the "gentry" when they died so often historical sites of crannogs and the like were called fairy forts but mostly the remaining earthen  banks as the fairy folk are considered to live in the hills! a fairy fort tho usually a place that even in modern times goes undisturbed by development due to long held superstition and tradition. im intrigued tho tell me more of these fairy rings? :) what exactly are they?


Well here is a good scientific expiation  Fairy Rings by Richard L. Duble, Turfgrass Specialist  Texas Cooperative Extension and here is what   Wikipedia, has to say about Fairy rings, also known as fairy circle, elf circle or pixie ring

This story in the
Wiltshire Times, gives some other names and local folklore on Fairy Rings.

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7 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2007 - 12:15PM #7
Feinics
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Ah yes! Thanks for the education :) so to answer your original question I have seen fairy rings in in a hidden corner of some fields around were I grew up unfortunately the area has been taken over by the suburbs now,  i think they call it "development" :) ! If I reach back into the memory of childhood I associated the area as being very peaceful with a hint of mystery as well as excitement for finding a badger sett not too far off!:)
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2007 - 3:58PM #8
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The above pics are so beautiful....how could anyone want to disturb that circle of love.  I want more pics please...and I'm just now planning on reading Direen V.'s Fairies 101 book I got at her workshop. Tams
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2007 - 4:39PM #9
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 22, 2007 - 5:41PM #10
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Utterly beautiful!
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