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Cherry Blossom Fairy

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A 21" x 16" Digital Painting of Cherry Blossom Fairy
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The Cherry Blossom Fairy as in many flower fairies are connected to or closely associated with the species of flower they inhabit. Every flowering plant has a unique species of fairy that depends on it for its living and magic. The cherry blossom fairy's magical abilities, her reason for being, her very existence, is consummately intertwined with the cherry blossoms and the cherry blossom's habitat.

Fairies in general are supernatural beings resembling human beings who maintain and inhabit their own realm or liminal zones. These realms can be in the wilderness, in forests where people go to pick berries or gather firewood. In domestic realms these places can be barns, outbuildings or in homes at night when humans are asleep. They are found living in or near water: wells, lakes, fountains, streams, or oceans and others are found in mountains or dwellings within the "hollow hills" that are often Neolithic burial mounds. Thus fairies exists where there is a natural setting or where Nature's hand is at work such as a flowering garden.

Root origins of fairies come from medieval Western European legends, romanctic and folkloric stories. The word fairy (also fay, fey, faery, faerie) is derived from the word "fae" a pluralistic euphemism for wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk - representing a type of mythological/supernatural being or spirit. Many medieval scholars and various folk traditions suggest that many of these fairies are descendants of pagan deities.

There are a number of different classes of fairies that belong in two major realms. These two realms consist of mainstream religion and the secular world. In the realm of mainstream religion the classes of fairies are the secular complement of gods, angels, demons, and devils. The other classes of fairies belong to the secular or mundane realm of the supernatural such as the "Cherry Blossom Fairy" belongs to.

In the medieval secular world fairies were the complement to witches. Scholars of early modern witch beliefs have pointed out that fairies and witches are both often blamed for causing sudden and otherwise inexplicable illnesses in humans and animals. For example a stroke was originally a fairy stroke. Changes in the weather such as whirlwinds are troops of fairies passing by. They affected the fertility of fields and livestock, and had a particular interest in human children, whom they may kidnap or otherwise harm. In these early witch beliefs both fairies and witches are predominantly female, which tides-in with their association with matters of fertility.

The consequences of a marriage between a man and a woman in which the woman turns out to be a supernatural being is either positive or negative depending whether she is a fairy or witch, respectively. In modern/contemporary times fairies have evolved into a more positive and fantasy-like beautiful beings of Nature.

Ceasg Cherry Blossom Fairy Succubus Lilith Venus of Willendorf Benten Japanese Goddess of the Arts