Tag: fairies

  • Fairies in Art and Illustration

    Fairy Passage

    Much can be said about fairies but a few nuggets of info have stuck with me as I read about them. Also: Some of my favourite fairy art.

  • A Glossary of Genie and Djinn Words

    Abu Al-Jann — Father of the Jann. Aforetime — God said he created the djinn ‘aforetime’. Stories of the djinn predate the Quran. The concept of the djinn is ancient. Aladdin — Disney’s Aladdin is a presentation of a stereotypical genie as we view them in the West. Aladd in is only loosely based on […]

  • The Elves and the Shoemaker Fairy Tale Analysis

    The Elves and the Shoemaker Little Golden Book

    Read a modern re-telling of “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and you might conclude it’s a tale in praise of gratitude: Gratitude is noble. If someone does you a kind turn, be nice in return.

  • What does liminal mean?

    Charles Harold Davis - Outside the Village 1883

    Liminal is all about the concepts of transition and shifting ambiguities, categorised by disorientation and a loss of belonging. Who knows, you might be in a liminal space right now. Key questions Do you feel a sense of belonging? Are you uncomfortable? Anxious? Feel a sense of dread? Did you choose to be here? The […]