Fairies are not always helpful and kind. They may steal grain or lead travelers astray. Occasionally, fairies commit cruel acts. In one legend, a woman helps deliver a fairy baby. As she puts some magic ointment on the baby’s eye, she accidentally rubs some on one of her own eyes. The ointment enables her to see fairies who are normally invisible to human beings. Later, the woman sees a fairy in a market place and speaks to him. The fairy asks which eye the woman sees him with. After she tells him, he blinds her in that eye. Fairies value their privacy. Do not reach out to a fairy unless they make you welcome.
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