Is there a notable difference between Elves and Fae? I have a few faery books and they lump elves, Fae, mermaids, undines, gnomes, trolls and dwarves under the same category. I think I have had past lives as Tuatha de Danann. According to mythology, after the Fomorians defeated the Tuatha, they went underground and became the Sidhe. Last I checked the Sidhe are faeries.What thoughts do you have about this? Feel free to share. :)
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By so many names and in so many ways we know them; appearing and showing their magic in so many forms and measure beyond our limitations
Wallace Macgregor said:
So , what is the difference between fairies and elves ?
Both elves and fairies are considered divinity , or the offspring of divinity .
Elve are depicted more with out wings where as fairies mostly have wings .
Elves more than often are depicted as evil , pranksters , bad etc .
The fairies are shown to be the authorities of fate , or destinies . Remember that the word fairies is from the word fates .
Other beings that have wings are angels and some demons.
And some angels married humans , they found the women beautiful, and they had children .
This is from biblical texts and the book of Enoch.
The bible goes on t o say these children became mighty men of old, mighty men of renoun .
The word renoun in the original Hebrew means of conspicuous authority.
I'm thinking royalty here . Why ? , because in days of old many a Caesar, many a royal considered themselves demigods .
A demigod is half human ,
half divinity yes ?
Would they maybe be presented with wings ? Would they be in a position to appoint destiny to their people ?
I think so .
These angels , also called the watchers , or Grigori (gregor) gave technology and arts to their offspring.
i think they are the same race and even though many think of elven as male gendered and fae as female gendered it is the similar concept as male and female plants or animals as represented in ElvenWorld and not that gender fluidity does not also exist as represented in Star/Soul Travelers since there is the law of gender which again does not deny human gender fluidity.
i am curious if you think that elven can also be our ancestors and if they manifest in the plant and animal kingdom as well. i see so many birds and elementals shown in the lovely nature expressions that seem to speak. even rocks they often appear as heart shaped and other shapes .... crystals too!!
i agree. i have met them in human form, animal form and quite often in crystal form and as orbs!
Arethinn aTinderel said:
I think Elves and Fae are different, but similar to greater or lesser degrees, depending on the Fae. I don't think Elves are a kind of Fae (with rare personal exceptions). My personal experience with them is that they carry a different vibration.
"Sidhe" means people of the hills, as I imagine you are aware. As you probably gathered from my other comment, to me, the Tuatha and the Sidhe are not one and the same, although there are crossovers and similarities. I would not use the word Elves for Tuatha nor Sidhe, personally, although there is definitely history in the community for people using more than one of these terms for themselves (Tuatha, Sidhe, Faery, Elven). I would call myself Faery, Sidhe, and not Elven or Tuatha, but I recognize cousinship and am certainly eager to meet such people in the flesh!
Yes and there are faery and elven in many cultures