Many stories have been said, tons of ink have been used to describe the unseen and try to contemplate with the unknown. One thing is certain though. Enchanting stories have put us to sleep and magically drove us to the Realm of Fairies and even though some are solely produced by our fantasy, there might be some truth to them. For example, the Tooth Fairy.
The Tooth Fairy may be one of the most commonly told stories in the Modern World although only few can guess its real origin. According to the Legend, there is a kind female fairy (YES! there are male fairies too!) who secretly blesses the child when the first tooth has fallen. All the parent has to do, it to put the tooth under the pillow and the tooth fairy will exchange it with a gift or a blessing. You may believe that the Tooth Fairy’s origin is really ancient but according to Rosemary Wells, professor at Northwestern University Dental School “her first print appearance is an eight-page playlet for children by Esther Watkins Arnold from 1927”. So why does all this seem so familiar and ancient?
You can already guess where i’m going with this but let me ask you. Does this exchange ring any bell?
Yes! The Sleeping Beauty! In this beloved fairytale of the brothers Grimm “...at the christening of a king and queen's long-wished-for child, seven good fairies are invited to be godmothers to the infant princess. The fairies attend the banquet at the palace. Each fairy is presented with a golden plate and drinking cups adorned with jewels. Soon after, an old fairy enters the palace and is seated with a plate of fine china and a crystal drinking glass. This old fairy is overlooked because she has been within a tower for many years and everyone had believed her to be deceased. Six of the other seven fairies then offer their gifts of beauty, wit, grace, dance, song, and goodness to the infant princess. The evil fairy is very angry about having been forgotten, and as her gift, enchants the infant princess so that she will one day prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel and die. “
The fairytale in fact is a direct remembrance of the ancient times when parents offered libations to the ancient kindred spirits in order to convince them bestow blessings to their infants. The Parents who followed the Old Ways, offered the Placenta to these deities along with few drops of the maternal milk and honey and some times a clip of their first hair or even… the first tooth that falls. These are the bloodless offerings who were gratefully given to the Fairies and the Deities who affects our destiny.
So the tooth Fairy is not one deity but actually any fairies from the Fae Realm, who love to bless the newborn human children. In fact, according to the tradition, we can “convince” those enchanting creatures to bestow only Blessings to our children.
How to please the Fairies and “convince” them to bless your newborn children:
The first night you bring your child to your home arrange a magical altar. Put a dish of honey (click here to choose what type of honey - according to its magical properties) . You can put multiple dishes (for example one dish with Orange blossom honey for beauty, one dish with Lavender honey for magical powers…etc). You can offer the Fairies, bread, some fresh-baked cookies or other sweet treats.
Now, write a letter to them as if the Fairies are going to read it, and trust me they will ! You are talking to them. Tell them to bless you child with Health, beauty and happiness for example.
The honey acts like a fairy-magnet. Now you can also put three flowers (why three? because three are the Fates - the Greek Moirae , and the Nordic Norns) .
Tip! The Altar doesn’t have to be in the Baby’s room.
Get a piece of shiny jewellery as an offering in the centre of the altar. It doesn't have to be expensive. Just shiny! Read the Letter aloud and then put it on the altar. Last but not least, leave a light on to welcome the winged guests. Rest.
The next morning take this piece of jewellery and put it somewhere outdoors preferably in the Woods, where flowers bloom. Thank the Fairies.
Ooooh, one more thing. Check here if fairies visitied your home!