Happy Saturday! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a

Happy Saturday! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a

10/21/2021, 4:13:29 PM
Happy Saturday! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Wizard’s Desk, so let’s get into it, shall we? . As a kid I became obsessed with fairies and have always wanted to meet and become friends with one. Though the more I’ve learned about fairies through the years, the less I suspect they want to be friends and more just kill me for their enjoyment. ha. While I typically consider Fae to be fiction first, I have really enjoyed reading the history of these being through folklore. The first mention of fairies being around 1300AD! . Sprites (Family: Cordimundidae) . The word “sprite” is derived from the Latin “spiritus” or spirit, via the French “espirit’. Variations on the term include “sprights” and the Celtic “spriggan”. The term is chiefly used in regard to elves and fairies in European folklore, and in modern English is rarely used in reference to spirits. . From Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide: "Considered by many to be the most common type of faerie, they live in deep woods and make their homes high in the branches of trees. They particularly love to liven forests inhabited by tree folk and other fey. If sprites are spotted, you can be sure you are in an area with a high concentration of faerie activity. . Dazzling in color and about the size of large insects, sprites have glistening membranous wings. In fact, they are often confused with exotic insects or flowers at first glance. . Sprites travel in swarms and can bite if provoked. At night their bodies give off a faint glow that can have them mistaken for fireflies, which, along with other flying insects and small birds, which they are fond of riding.” . What’s your favorite variation or species of fairy? #hollyblack #tonyditerlizzi #arthurspiderwicksfieldguidetothefantasticalworldaroundyou #spiderwickchronicles #flatlay #bookflatlay

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