What Is Magical Fairy Dust?

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Magical fairy dust is an imaginary substance often referred to in stories featuring fairies or other mythical creatures such as pixies. Often described as a sparkling powder-like substance, magical fairy dust is used to create a magical occurrence.

In well-known fantasy stories such as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, magical fairy dust is referred to as pixie dust and is used to make ordinary humans and objects fly. Some accounts describe fairies and pixies as the source of magical fairy dust, while other stories describe fairies as simply knowing how to harvest the substance from mystical sources. The term "magical fairy dust" is also used to refer to anything that may have magical properties.