We’ve all heard of Tooth Fairies and the Fairy God Mother, Gnomes that protect our gardens and little helper elves in the North Pole. The fairy realm is also depicted in countless Fairy Tales such as Snow White where 7 Dwarfs (7 Chakras?) accompany Snow White through her (Spiritual?) journey in the enchanted forest.
fairy (n.)c. 1300, fairie, “the country or home of supernatural or legendary creatures; fairyland,” also “something incredible or fictitious,” from Old French faerie “land of fairies, meeting of fairies; enchantment, magic, witchcraft, sorcery” (12c.), from fae “fay,” from Latin fata “the Fates,” plural of fatum “that which is ordained; destiny, fate,” from PIE *bha- “to speak” (see fame (n.)). Also compare fate (n.), also fay.
Characters known throughout the Fairy realm such as Duendes aka “Dueños de Casa” (elves and gnomes) as they’re known throughout Latin America, are the most popular in the fairy realm, of course second to Faeries. They’re also known as Goblins, Sprites and Brownies throughout Europe. Every culture you can imagine has one form or another, aspects of mythical creatures, allegories and stories related to the fairy realm.
These mythical creatures can be beautiful, enchanting and full of light, while others can be rather grotesque looking and not too friendly toward humans. In my experience they feel that way toward humans because as adults we’ve grown to be bitter, angry and worried adults, losing sight of our inner child.
Each entity in the Fairy realm, be it an elf or goblin, serves a purpose. Throughout legend they’re primarily known to be tutelary household spirits. These Spirits are assigned to a home to protect the home and its inhabitants and bring peace and abundance to the family lineage.
Regardless if you live in a small apartment or 2 acre farm in the country, you can create your very own Fairy Garden to honor your Fairy Spirits.