ARTHUR'S FAIRY

& FANTACY CLIPART

Welcome to my Free Fantasy and Fairy Clipart Home. Here you will find fairies, goblins, monsters, dragons and other fantastic creatures. This clip art is of large format and is suitable for presentations, school projects, cards etc. The images are too large for use on web pages. unless you use the thumbnail pictures. Selections of both colour and black and white clip art are available. Please feel free to use them anyway you wish for non-commercial purposes.To download a thumbnail right click on the picture and then "Save As to a directory of your choice.To download the full size image, first left click on the thumbnail and then right click on the full size image and "Save As" to a directory of your choice.Check out my Home Page for other great free clipart.

                                 

A fairy (also fay, fey, fae, faerie; collectively, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, and other euphemisms) is a type of mythological being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.

The word "fairy" derives from the fae of medieval Western European (Old French) folklore and romance, one famous example being Morgan le Fay. "Fae-ery" was therefore everything that appertains to the "fae", and so the land of "faes", all the "faes". Finally the word replaced its original and one could speak of "a faery or fairy", though the word "fey" is still used as an adjective.

Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term "fairy" offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.

Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of technological and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (collectively known as speculative fiction).

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