Is it Fairy or Faery???

Ok, some people use the word “fairy” and others use “faery”, so why the different spellings?

Here’s the story–while both were derived from the same root word “fae,” the word “fairy” is often used to refer to the small winged, Victorian, pixie type fairy.  This would include fairies in fairytales, children’s stories and Disney characters such as Tinkerbell.  These fairies tend to be gentle and kind, maybe a bit mischievous and tempermental, but nothing too scary.

The word “faery,” usually refers to be a more adult type faery, the legendary faery with origins in the ancient times and places. These “faeries” are not necessarily sweet and cute and playful all the time.  In fact, some of these faeries can be quite scary and dangerous. Little pixies are part of the faery realm but the population of their world varies greatly from being human sized to being very small and wings are definitely not required. Truthfully, these are the “real” faeries that you were probably looking for when you came to this site in the first place.  With links to the Druids, early witchcraft, earth spirits, elementals, the seelie and unseelie, and encompassing many different types and races, these faeries are the real deal.

That having been said, since we are talking about REAL FAIRIES here, we will probably use the words interchangeably.  The reason for this is that the majority of people searching for information in search engines today are spelling the word f-a-i-r-y.  Unfortunately,  if we use the word faery in our blog titles and posts, the search engines would not list us and you would probably never have found us in the first place. So for us, when we are blogging and trying to communicate with people who are looking for the information we have to offer, it doesn’t matter if it is spelled fairy or faery–they’re still fascinating and they’re still very real!

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18 Responses to Is it Fairy or Faery???

  1. clementine December 14, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    im at angels house now we got home to late to set up the fairy stuff but i have another question for you…. once you can talk to the fae do they like follow you? or help you? just wondering and if they dont thats ok. and im useing my cusins email address because i dont have one anymore:)

  2. admin December 14, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi Clementine,

    Yes, they do tend to follow and keep track of you and yes, the good type of fairy does like to help you. Let me know how it goes…
    Natalie

  3. Lindsey February 19, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    hey when you say that they follow you, do you know it or sense it?

  4. admin February 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Lindsey,
    I can’t really say how others experience them, but I tend to sense them and see them around.

    Natalie

  5. cindy June 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

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    hey ..so they help u?
    cool
    ummm i just wanted to say that i dont remember were i read it..but online thier was a story of a woman who had contact withh a fairy and that thier were really close friends
    and she told the fairy once how much she wanted ,i think some type of furnisher .a drawer i think and then the next day the lady
    saw the exact drawer she wanted outside in her backyard..and she said that she thinks her fairy friends got it for her…
    IS THAT WAT THEY DO ?

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  6. admin July 3, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    Hey Cindy,

    Yeah, I think they can do that but sometimes, when you really concentrate on something, you tend to attract it to you, so who knows which way it went?

    Natalie

  7. Lisa A. August 2, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    Hi Cindy and Natalie!

    That is a beautiful testimony- I would not be surprised if the faeries that women is in contact with arranged for that drawer to end up in her yard.

    The faeries also know how to concentrate on things to attract them into areas., so you just never know ;-)

  8. chelsea August 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Natalie,

    i was just wondering how do i make fairy cakes and what’s ale?
    Also where do I get fairy shoes and where do i get a thimble, is a thimble like a needle kind of? What else do you think they would like and beause i’m thinking of making a fairy house should i make it out of card board or actual wood and if fairies do come how many woulld visit in the house so how big should i make it?
    yours truly,
    chelsea

  9. indieelovee August 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    I have the same questions as Chelsea.

    “Hi Natalie,

    i was just wondering how do i make fairy cakes and what’s ale?
    Also where do I get fairy shoes and where do i get a thimble, is a thimble like a needle kind of? What else do you think they would like and beause i’m thinking of making a fairy house should i make it out of card board or actual wood and if fairies do come how many woulld visit in the house so how big should i make it?
    yours truly,
    chelsea”

  10. admin August 8, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi indieelovee and chelsea,

    Welcome – glad to have you here! I am working on a post right now about fairy cakes and how to make them (with photos!) and it should be up sometime next week.

    You also asked for a post about how to make a fairy house and that will probably have to wait until next weekend because it will take a while to do…

    Thanks for your questions – I hope to be able to catch up on most of them soon.

    Natalie

  11. Bri3 August 13, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    hey guys i think fairies are following me around. it is just what is considered by me a little past dawn and i have a good feeling in my stomach and keep hearing things tap on the window etc.

  12. shahin September 25, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    i don’t know wether fairies are real.
    but i am trying to see them. if anybody sees fairy please inform me
    shahinrose28@gmail.com

  13. dante September 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    well shanin,its not rather they exist or not its wheter you believe in them or not…me too on the first day i went to this website i thought they didnt exist but well,now i believe in them and i have a friend …and also,now i feel as if my life has changed cuz of them…and btw i might be adding you

  14. Ally October 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Well,idk if your going to answer me or not or youve stopped checking and what not. Okay,im 12 years old and ive pretty much always believed fairys dont exist and the whole unicorn and mystical world is made up- but that didnt stop me from wishing it was real. So are you actually saying that fariys are REAL because this is a difficult thing for me to believe no matter how much i want it to be. I have some other questions, like would i be able to actually see them? If so,what do they look like? I have a lot more questions but i just want to know if youll get back to me now,
    sincerly ally

  15. Yvonne Perry November 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Great explanation. I appreciate that. It looks like I intuitively got it “right” when I spelled it fairy for my children’s book Sid’s Fairy.

  16. yvette December 26, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    The fae are real, do you ever get pictures back that have comet shape or shapes in them.. I have 2 times with my cell phone and on my friends camera their energy was caught in her camera..It’s pretty neat, your never alone. :)

  17. rocio88 July 11, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    hmm

  18. Fae July 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    hi yall i was just wondering if you are giving the rite signs to a fairy or faery why do they not respond ?

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