Don’t you just hate it when your walking your dog along an old road, and he won’t stop barking? Would you be less angry if he found you a new fairy to add to your fairy collection?
Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and as having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously the dead, or some form of angel, or a species completely independent of humans or angels. Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity.
What is their purpose? Genies in bottles grant you wishes, but what do fairies do? Anyone?