Original Painting - Honey Watercolour on Paper - 146mmX205mm - Framed
A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.
According to King James in his dissertation Daemonologie, the term "faries" was used to describe illusory spirits that prophesy, consort, and transport individuals they served. In medieval times, it was believed that a witch or sorcerer who had a compact with a familiar spirit to serve them could receive these types of revelations or use them to perform various tasks.
One other belief held that fairies were a class of "demoted" angels. A popular story described how, when the angels revolted, God ordered the gates of heaven shut: those still in heaven remained angels, those in hell became demons, and those caught in between became fairies. As fallen angels, though not quite devils, they could be seen as subjects of the devil. (Source)
My fairy is a creature of the night, she flies with her nocturne familiars - two moths - above the houses and like them, is attracted to the light. She often sits by the window of those who stay to work long hours at night and casts spells to give them strength. In a way, she's also a protector of the vulnerable ones. If she ever sees a couple arguing and someone trapped in a toxic relationship, she makes a special potion and puts a drop of it in their glass of water. On the next morning they feel empowered to stand for themselves and leave for good.