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The motif Fairy in HCA : The Dryad (1868)
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The motif Fairy in HCA : The Dryad (1868)

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See also Fairies, elves, Gods, spirits and demons

Keywords:

Superstition, folklore, female

Description of this motif:

Fairies are, like elfs, classic and central element in folktales. The Frenchman Charles Perrault, coined the genre "fairy tales" with his Contes du fées from the last half of the 17th century. Perrault's tales lie behind the English word "fairytales".

Example :

Was she in the enchanted garden of Armida?

Comment on this quote: According to Flemming Hovmann's commentary p. 337 in vol. 7 of H.C. Andersens eventyr, Dansk Sprog- og Litteraturselskab / Borgen 1990, this refers to the enchanted garden of the fairy Armida in the 16th song of Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered (Gerusalemme Liberata, 1581).
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