Faerie Poppets uses the old fairy name "faerie" instead of "fairy" fairy poppets. A fairy is sometimes seen as fairie or faerie. Fairy and faerie is a spirit or supernatural being that is found in the legends, folklore, and mythology of many different cultures.
We use Faerie Poppet instead of Fairy Poppet because its more fitting with the mythology of the fairy. That explains why Faerie Poppets are not called Fairy Poppets. What's the history behind the fairy?
Fairys are generally humanoid in their appearance and have supernatural abilities such as the ability to fly, cast spells and to influence or foresee the future. Although fairy poppets can do whatever thier owner imagines. In modern culture fairy poppets are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, females of small stature, they originally were of a much different image: tall, angelic beings and short, wizened trolls being some of the commonly mentioned fay. The small, gauzy-winged fairies that are commonly depicted today did not appear until the 1800s. Christine Haworth paints the fairy in many different forms. The fairy poppets are a brilliant represenation of the fairy.
The words fae and faerie commonly seen with instead of fairy poppets came to English from Old French which originated in the Latin word "Fata" which referred to the three mythological personifications of destiny, the Greek Moirae (Roman Parcae, "sparing ones", or Fatae) who were supposed to appear three nights after a child's birth to determine the course of its life. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. They were usually described as cold, remorseless old crones or hags (in contrast to the modern physical depiction). The Latin word gave modern Italian's fata, Catalan and Portuguese fada and Spanish hada, all of which mean fairy. The Old French fée, had the meaning "enchanter." Thus féerie meant a "state of fée" or "enchantment." Fairy poppet inherited this old meaining because it fits well. Fairy Poppets are often called depicted enchanting humans, casting illusions to alter their emotions and perceptions so as to make themselves at times alluring, frightening, or invisible. Modern English inherited the two terms "fae" and "fairy," along with all the associations attached to them.
A similar word, "fey," has historically meant "doomed to die," mostly in Scotland, which tied in with the original meaning of fate. However we do not relate this to our fairy poppets. It has now gained the meaning "touched by otherworldly or magical quality; clairvoyant, supernatural. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. (which is a lot more fitting for fairy poppets)" In modern English, the word seems to be conjoining into "fae" as variant spelling. If "fey" derives from "fata," then the word history of the two words is the same.
Strictly, there should be distinctions between the usage of the two words "fae" and "faerie." "Fae" is a noun that refers to the specific group of otherworldly beings with mystical abilities (either the fairy poppets or elves (or equivalent) in mythology or their insect-winged, floral descendants in English folklore), while "faerie" is an adjective meaning "of, like, or associated with fays, their otherworldly home, their activities, and their produced goods and effects. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines." Thus, a leprechaun and a ring of mushrooms are both faerie things just like fairy poppets (a fairy leprechaun and a fairy ring.), although in modern usage fairy has come to be used as a noun.
Fairy Poppets - Practical beliefs
When considered as beings that a person might actually encounter fairy poppets, fairies were noted for their mischief and malice. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. For instance, "elf-locks" are tangles that are put in the hair of sleepers. Fairy Poppets are not seen as mischief beings.
As a consequence, practical considerations of fairies have normally been advice on averting them. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Cold iron is the most familiar, but other things are regarded as detrimental to the fairies: wearing clothing inside out, running water, bells (especially church bells), St. John's wort, and four-leaf clovers, among others. However this wont effect fairy poppets unless the fairy poppet collector imagines it so. While many fairies will confuse travelers on the path, the will o' the wisp can be avoided by not following it. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Certain locations, known to be haunts of fairies, are to be avoided; C. S. Lewis reported hearing of a cottage more feared for its reported fairies than its reported ghost. (Why would any one be afraid of Fairy poppets figurines when they are so enlightning?) In particular, digging in fairy hills was unwise. Paths that the fairies travel are also wise to avoid. Home-owners have knocked corners from houses because the corner blocked the fairy path, and cottages have been built with the front and back doors in line, so that the owners could, in need, leave them both open and let the fairies troop through all night. Please do not start removing bricks from your house as fairy poppets would not need this. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Good house-keeping could keep brownies from spiteful actions, and such water hags as Peg Powler and Jenny Greenteeth, prone to drowning people, could be avoided with the body of water they inhabit.
A considerable amount of lore about fairies revolves about changelings and preventing a baby from being thus abducted. This hasn't been proved but fairy poppets seem have magic all around them. A good number of folk tales about fairies are warnings about the dangers of negligence in this area.
Fairy tales and legends
Some of the most well-known tales in the English and French traditions were collected in the "colored" fairy books of Scottish man of letters Andrew Lang between 1889 and 1910. These stories depict fairies in somewhat contradictory ways — kindly and dangerous, steadfast and fickle, loving and aloof, simple and unknowable — when, indeed, they depict fairies at all, as fairy tales need not involve any fairies at all. J. R. R. Tolkien described these tales as taking place in the land of Faerie. Fairy poppets figurines Additionally, any stories that feature faires are not generally categorized as fairy tales or fairy poppet tales.
In many legends, the fairies are prone to kidnapping humans, either as babies, leaving changelings in their place, or as young men and women. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. This can be for a time or forever, and may be more or less dangerous to the kidnapped. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. In Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight Child Ballad #4, the elf-knight is a Bluebeard figure, and Isabel must trick and kill him to preserve her life. Tam Lin reveals that the title character, though living among the fairies and having fairy powers, was in fact an "earthly knight" and, though his life was pleasant now, he feared that the fairies would pay him as their tiend to hell. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Sir Orfeo tells how Sir Orfeo's wife was kidnapped by the King of Faerie and only by trickery and excellent harping ability was he able to win her back. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Thomas the Rhymer shows Thomas escaping with less difficulty, but he spends seven years in Faerie. Oisín is harmed not by his stay in Faerie but by his return; when he dismounts, the three centuries that have passed catch up with him, reducing him to an aged man.
A common feature of the fairies is the use of magic to disguise appearance. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. Fairy gold is notoriously unreliable, appearing as gold when paid, but soon thereafter revealing itself to be leaves, or gingerbread cakes, or a variety of other useless things.
These illusions are also implicit in the tales of fairy ointment. Many tales from the British islands tell of a mortal woman summoned to attend a fairy birth — sometimes attending a mortal, kidnapped woman's childbed. Invariably, the woman is given something for the child's eyes, usually an ointment; though mischance, or sometimes curiosity, she uses it on one or both of her own eyes. Fairy Poppets are collectable figurines. We must be glad that this tale doesnt surround fairy poppets. At that point, she sees where she is; one midwife realizes that she was not attending a great lady in a fine house but her own runaway maid-servant in a wretched cave. She escapes without making her ability known, but sooner or later betrays that she can see the fairies. She is invariably blinded in the eye where she can, or in both if she used the ointment on both.
The Above Narrative was taken from the Poppets Home Site at http://www.crisalis.co.uk