Fairy playing with Butterfly on Tree Statue
This Fairy with Butterfly Statue is hand-painted in bronze finish to give a high-quality antique look without sacrificing the details, fully embodies Rebirth and Transformation, along with Beauty and Innocence. The Fairy, is a classification of magical beings from European folklore. The term “fairy” has an ancient etymology. Originating from the Proto-Indo-European “bha-,” meaning “to speak, tell, or say“, it later developed into the Latin “fata,” meaning “the destiny“. From the Latin developed the Old French terms “fae“, meaning “fairy“, and “faerie“, meaning “land of fairies, meeting of fairies, enchantment, magic, witchcraft, and sorcery“. From the Old French developed the Middle English term “fairie“, meaning “the country or home of supernatural or legendary creatures, fairyland” and “something incredible or fictitious“. From the Middle English developed the modern term “fairy“, meaning, “a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having diminutive human form and magic powers”, or, “of or relating to fairies”. In modern times, the terms “fairie, faerie, fae, or fay“, can all be used in place of “fairy” to describe fairies.
The views concerning Fairies has morphed and developed over time and by region. In early, pre-Christian Europe these beings likely originated as lesser spirits or deities. As Christianity spread, these beings were demoted to either being a race that lived parallel to humanity, or to demonic entities. Post-enlightenment, belief in fairies dramatically decreased. Even so, belief in fairies still lingers in small isolated communities and in the modern New Age and Neo-Pagan movements that gained popularity in the Anglophone world beginning in the 1960‘s. Fairies have taken a wide variety of forms within European folklore and literature. Some fairies were beautiful and graceful. Others were hideous to look upon. Others still, a mix of traits. In modern times the term fairy is most commonly used to describe beautiful, feminine-looking fairies that tend to have the wings of a butterfly or other flying insect, while other beings traditionally thought of as types of fairies that don’t match this description tend to go by more specific names. Fairy playing with Butterfly on Tree Statue sizes: 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 8 inches / 20.5 cm.
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