Fairies Are Real. Once upon a time, and not a great while ago either, there lived in the city of New York ...
The Irish word for fairy is sheehogue \sidhe6g\ a diminutive of "shee" in banshee. Fairies are deenee shee [daotne sidhe] (fairy people).
Who are they ?" Fallen angels who were not good enough to be saved, nor bad enough to be lost," say the peasantry. "The gods of the earth," says the Book of Armagh. "The gods of pagan Ireland," say the Irish antiquarians, "the Tuatha De Dandn, who, when no longer worshipped and fed with offerings, dwindled away in the popular imagination, and now are only a few spans high."
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Fairies Date: 1886. Author: John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893).
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Fairies are real, from about this time last year, it seemed like that kind of a day today in New York City :) image/editing/sookietex more about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2013/07/fairies-are-real.html