Life in fairyland closely resembles life in the human world. Fairies work, marry and have children. Time passes extremely slowly in fairyland, and so there is. no old age or death. Many legends describe the difference between time in fairyland and time in the human world. In one legend, a man spends what he believes is one night in fairyland. After he returns to his home, he discovers that hundreds of years have passed – and no one remembers him.