Most people don’t believe in nature spirits and to talk about them often invites ridicule. What image we have of them has usually been corrupted by misinformation. For example, we often think of fairies as small, diaphanous, human-like beings, that flit from flower-to-flower on gossamer wings.
That came to us from Victorian artists, and others, while their paintings are very sweet and delicate but they are just a depiction not the real thing. The infamous Cottingley fairy photos were at the center of the Victorian myth. They proved to be fake. Continue reading