Fairy rings have a rich folkloric background. In Europe, they’ve been called elf rings, witches rings and sorcerer’s rings. Their tendency to occur in woodland areas have linked them with supernatural stories of fairies and other elusive creatures.
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear witho
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In English folklore, mushroom rings were known as fairy or pixie rings. These were caused by the wee folks dancing in a circle. As they wore down the grass, they left a circular pattern of basidia (a type of mushroom) behind.
"A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring…
abaraphobia: “ “‘Fairy rings’ in moss, Rainbow Mountains region near the Laugavegur trekking route, Iceland. Carpets of moss are common in Iceland’s highland regions. This photo shows a peculiar natural formation, known in Icelandic as “witch’s.
Out of the baren woods a magical mushroom ring is formed .soon the faeries…
The Fairy Ring; the Enchanted Piper, William Holmes Sullivan - 1908 (Wikimedia Commons)