About the Faery Fae Website

The Faery Fae website is a combination of information, commentary, imagery and interpretation of all things ‘fairy’ or ‘fae’. It is also a resource and archive of information and images for browsing, research and education, and a general consolidation of information and opinion from the overall web. The site is set up to wander through via the menu navigation (writings, galleries and cards), or can be searched by topic, word or name.

‘Riders of the Sidhe’
John Duncan (1911)

There is a growing amount of information about fairies throughout this site, ranging from the Etymology, the study of word origins and evolving meanings, folklore and personal stories, collected facts from various sources, and similar such content. Topics include magic, ettiquette around fairies, practices, history and historical references, definitions and explanations, names and naming, music, biographies and so forth.

Alongside the information is a running commentary (writings) about various aspects of fairies, and opinion based observations. Articles include discussion about magic and mystery, religion and beliefs, social settings and agreements, and such other varied themes or interests, or matters of focus.

This site also displays are significant collection of imagery (galleries), both in the gallery section and throughout the writings. Most all the imagery is public domain by general legal descriptions of both 95 years past publication in the US, and 70 years past the artist’s death in the UK and most European countries, and gathered from sources such as printed postcards, trade cards, antique books, image download sites, social media such as Pinterest and Meta, university libraries, wikipedia, bookseller websites and similar avenues. The remaining imagery is posted for purposes of discussion and education, under the general guidelines of fair use, and with artist credits as available.

‘The Frog Prince’ (c 1910)
by Ernst Payer (1868 – 1937 Dutch German(?))

Other than for viewing in the galleries, many of these images are available as printed cards (cards), formatted to a layout of the 3″ x 5″. The cards are small pieces of artwork, printed on 100% cotton rag papers with archival inks for longevity. They are also uncoated and meant for light handling as with any piece of art. The cards are only available via prepaid subscription, and intended for any use or appreciation including collection, attraction, meditation and game. Regardless of usage, the cards are intended to introduce fairy energy into one’s environment and life for purposes of health, support, change and overall betterment. More can be read on https://faeryfae.com/about-the-faery-fae-cards/.

As mentioned, one of the primary functions of this site is as an archive, a collection of curated imagery and ideas about fairies, organized in an accessible fashion. This site offers a deep look into the archetype or phenomenon of fairies, from a number of perspectives, including history, artistic interpretation, psychology, humor and more.

May you find what you are looking for,
may what you are looking for, find you,
and the fairy force be with you.

 

Faery Fae

‘Friendship’
by Erich Schütz
(1886-1937 Austrian)

'A Night Fairy'
by Wilhelm List
(1864 - 1918 Austria)

‘And I Should Look Like a Fountain of Gold’
by Warwick Goble
(1862 – 1943 British)

‘Princess in the Forest’
by John Bauer
(1882 – 1918 Swedish)

‘Midsummers Eve’
by Edward Robert Hughes
(1851 – 1914 British)

‘Cupid’s Message’
by Florence Mary Anderson
(1889 – 1945 Scottish)

‘She Let Her Hair Down’
by Warwick Goble
(1862 – 1943 British)

‘Tatiana, from a Midsummer’s Night Dream’
by John Simmons
(1823—1876 British)