Fairies can be of human size or smaller, down to a height of 3 inches or less. Fairies are known to be adaptable beings, they can live practically anywhere that takes their fancy, but some prefer to live inside of trees. In fact, lots of fairies live in trees, as they simply love trees. In a fairy community, all trees are magical and sacred to them, however not all are sentient. The trees that are able to perceive or feel things are called treefolk. These special trees can take humanoid form and move a short distance from their tree, to guard the forest that they inhabit. Treefolk have a nurturing instinct and they often adopt fairies. When they need to, these treefolk can uproot the entire tree and use the roots as a shuffling form of locomotion. In their humanoid form, they will have trunk like legs, great branches for arms and wood for skin.
Treefolk are likely to grow in the center of fairy ring, to be a lone tree on a hillside or the oldest tree in a grove, to grow beside a welling spring, or to be one of two intertwined trees. A fairy ring is a naturally occurring circle made up of mushrooms. The mushrooms grow out of the ground in a circle shape. Fairy rings are one of the most magical woodland spots. It was said that fairy rings are caused by fairies dancing in a circle. Some people believe that they are portals to another world, while others say that the mushrooms are simply used as dinner tables for fairies. There are others that belief they bring good luck and that they are a sign of a fairy village underground. It is thought that you should never step into a fairy ring, as this might make you become invisible, or you would become trapped there forever.
Written for KL Caley’s Thursday Write Photo – Fairy – Image by KL Caley.