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Fae Wings
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Fae Wings
This is something that comes up every now and then with my sister is the topic of wings. My sister is fae, and she says she has feathered wings. I told her that any pictures of fae I've seen they always have wings like butterflies. She told me that those are pixies, not fae.

I've also asked her how common it is for fae to have feathered wings, and she says it depends on their species, that it can be common depending on what type of fae species it is.

What I'd like to know is how accurate/correct that is. Do fae always have feathered wings while pixies have wings like butterflies? How common is it for fae to have feathered wings? Does it really depend on the species? Or is it just common throughout the race of fae?
2015-08-01 7:12
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Since fae in general don't physically exist here on Earth, it's impossible to say. All you can do is brush up on your mythos and see what it says, but ultimately it's all a belief regarding what fae do or do not look like. In my opinion, if energetic beings exist or fae exist out there somewhere, they could look any number of ways. Heck, they could even have no wings at all. The bottom line is that your sister needs to lay off forcing her beliefs onto others when they can't be proved either way. If she was talking about birds vs. insects that would be one thing...but with fae it's a total belief.

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2015-08-01 13:39
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That's what I was thinking is that I really need to brush up in my mythos. That's why I came here so I could learn, and already I've come across some interesting articles and have started learning new things. I also need to start getting books on the subject.

Okay, so it's all a matter of belief then. That makes sense, since there really is no telling what fae might look like since they don't physically exist. I was just wondering if there was a right or wrong way to all of this, like if they always have to look a certain way. But I see your point and I agree with you. And there can't really be a right or wrong way when you don't have an actual physical creature in front of you to show you what is right.
2015-08-01 18:11
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Hazel Moon Wrote:I was just wondering if there was a right or wrong way to all of this, like if they always have to look a certain way. But I see your point and I agree with you. And there can't really be a right or wrong way when you don't have an actual physical creature in front of you to show you what is right.

There is no 'right' or 'wrong' when it comes to otherkin. Some people believe X about a certain species, whereas some others believe Y about the same species. It all depends on an individual's experiences and internal research. It's frustrating, since we can never know for sure, but also nice because no one can tell you you're wrong in what you believe about yourself. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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2015-08-03 15:54
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@Hazel: Feel free to message me if you'd like to chat further as I'm fae identified/aligned myself. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

However, Elinox and Seraphyna definitely have it right. Beliefs are thoughts not phyiscal objects. The categorisation of physical beings is one thing but as they say when it comes to fae it's all belief. Indeed to be more accurate, if one assumes that beings that are basically made of thought such as fae are influenced by the amount of energy and the associations directed towards them, then there could be any number of species with wings, some without etc all on the basis of what the human mind has dreamt up over the centuries. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

I personally have heard the idea that fae as energy beings or somewhat physical beings only have wings in order to travel between dimensions, so they don't actually exist according to that logic. Maybe there's truth in that, who knows?

For me myself, I have wings but they shift shape fairly regularly, which in itself leads me to believe I may be some kind of shapeshifting fae (maybe pooka as I'm also part cat it seems) but as many have said here, categorisation of a thoughtform is difficult. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->
2015-08-04 21:12
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The word "always" almost never applies to the fae, heh. We're a motley bunch. Not all of us have any wings to begin with. Of those who do, they can take many shapes. Feathered is actually rarer than vaguely-insectoid in my personal experience, but that could just be a sampling bias (like saying "there are more Chinese restaurants than French" just based on the fact that there are more in my personal hometown, kind of thing). The more defining characteristic I'd put on pixies, rather than wing type (or even presence), is their size - they are small folk.

FWIW, my own wings are sort of on insectoid lines, kind of a weird scribble of light/energy that vaguely resembles the "tattered butterfly" look... but I'm definitely not a "pixie".

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2015-08-09 4:42
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Thanks for your input, everyone.

I find it interesting that you say that feathered wings are more rare in your personal experiences, Arethinn. I know three fae in real life, and they all claim to have feathered wings. So from my personal experiences, feathers seem to be more common. I guess it varies from one person's experience to the next, with no real way to tell which is more common because of the nature of the entity in question.
2015-08-14 2:09
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