Fairies may live alone or in a large group.The banshee is an example of a fairy that lives alone. In Scotland, she can be heard, wailing by a river as she washes the clothes of a person who soon will die.In Ireland, banshees often live near a particular family The sound of a wailing banshee means that someone in the family will soon die.Large groups of fairies live in fairyland, a fairy society with its own government and territory. In most stories, a king and a queen rule fairyland, with the queen having the most power. Queen Mab is a famous fairy queen in Irish folklore. Oberon is king of the fairies in many legends. Fairy land may be under the earth, inside a hollow hill, or beneath a lake.The entrance may be a door, in a hill or under the roots of trees.
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