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Gothic fairies are mostly depicted as females and typically have long, flowing hair that is either dark or ghostly white. They traditionally have pale skin with either soft, earthy eye makeup or heavy, smoky eye makeup. ... More »

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Public domain artworks featuring fairies include "The Fairies' Banquet" and "Fairies Looking Through a Gothic Arch," by John Anster Fitzgerald. "Midsummer Eve" by Edward Robert Hughes is another notable example of Victor... More »

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While there are multiple meanings for butterfly tattoos, the most common is rebirth and transformation. This is because butterflies go through a major transformation in their short lives. More »

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Male fairies are simply called fairies. There is no gender distinction. According to folklore, however, there are dozens of types of fairies, and a number of these types are primarily or exclusively male. More »

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There is no credible evidence that fairies, in the form of small magical beings, are real. However, fairies and stories of fairies may be based on ancient religious beliefs and even real ancient indigenous people. More »

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Some names for female dragons include Vritra, a Hindi mythical dragon name; Ryoko or Tatsu, which are Japanese names for females meaning "dragon"; and Hydra, a dragon-like water monster in Greek mythology. Other popular ... More »

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In some stories of Greek mythology, Medusa is a human whose hair is turned into snakes after she angers the goddess Athena. However, in other versions, Medusa and her two sisters, the gorgons, were born with reptile tres... More »

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