Lí Ban (Paula Tracey Wilson): Sister to Queen Fand, Princes Lí Ban was once a faery and lived with her sister on the faery island of Lough Neagh. She loved the sea more than anything, and her happiest times were spent playing in the ocean with all of her undersea friends. She wished – she wished –– she wished she were a fish! And one day, her wish was magically granted, and she became a mermaid! Now Princess Lí Ban can be a faery or a mermaid whenever she chooses. For more info on Lí Ban, go to Lí Ban.
Noll the Troll (Ronnie Sperling): A funny hill dweller, which is why Trolls are called Hillpeople or Hillfolk. He lives in an abandoned dusky–footed woodrat’s home in the hill near Heavenly Pond. Although he is quite shy, he is fond of applause, and you can usually lure him out of hiding with a round of applause and laughter. Once he is charmed by the faery song, he proves to be a wonderful ally to the faeries.
Isfandiar, the Simurg (Chris Halsted and Brian Allman): The Simurg is a jewel–like gentle creature whose feathers have powers of healing. He once was a Scottish knight who was magically transformed him into this benevolent half–man, half–bird. Embarassed about of his birdie appearance, the knight hides himself by the Majestic Redwood in the other part of the forest. You can hear his beautiful birdie song at sunset. For more information go to Isfandiar.
Fauni (Lindsey Stakoe-Neumann): A Guardian of the forests, gardens, fields, and Faeryland. She is a wood spirit and an Earth elemental. Fauni loves to dance. She will encourage plants and flowers to grow by dancing joyously around the new growth. When she whispers in your ear, you will get an uncontrollable tickle to dance too and often will. Whenever she is near, she offers you the protection of grounding, and helps you to trust your instincts and to find your hidden beauty and treasures from within.
Posey (Paula Tracey Wilson): Cousin to Queen Fand and Princes Lí Ban. She is a flower faery. She lives in the meadows on the island of Lough Neagh. It was her great great great great great grandmother Ilene, who was the first faery princess to find the Lia Fail and keep it safe within her hand. She loves to laugh and be silly. Her favorite color is pink. And her favorite thing to do is leave a pink posy on your pillow after a sweet night’s sleep.
Queen Ainé (Paula Davis Wynant): She is an Irish fairy queen, and a member of the Tuatha dé Danann. The fairies from the Tuatha dé Danann are known for their power, beauty, intelligence, and grace. She can become visible or invisible and shapeshift at will. Queen Ainé is famous for her kindness and concern for human children. With her magical faery light, which she wears in a beautiful necklace, she guides the human children from their sleeping and dreaming state to the world of awake. Since she had lived for many years by the banks of Lough Gur in Ireland, she is quite comfortable now living in the gentle radiance of Heavenly Pond. For more info on the Tuatha de Danaan go to Tuatha de Danaan.
Princess Penelope (Kate Huffman): A faery of the Twyleth Teg a Faery Family of Wales. Her people are known for their love of the earth, particularly mountainous islands, and her ancestors were responsible for the construction of the ancient stone megaliths of Ireland and Wales. Penelope herself has been entrusted to keep and protect the Lia Fail, the Stone of Destiny, which cries out in the presence of a wrongful ruler, but gives a roar of joy when a righteous leader is nearby. More on the Lia Fail? Click here Lia Fail.
Pirate Captain Scrappy (Brian Allman): A gentle and silly friend, Captain Ikamore Scrappy the III comes from a long line of pirate folk. Being born and spending most of his life on the seven seas, it is a real treat for us when he comes ashore to Faeryland! A great friend, he helps Princess LiBan on her search for her mermaid tail. With the help of his map of hidden treasures, Captain Scrappy always proves to be full of surprises and lots of laughs.
Stardust (Cathy Kutz): A faery of the night sky. Stardust is the faery who gathers the faery dust from the stars to give to all the other faeries in Tir Na Nog. She will also sprinkle faery over everyone as she glides through the night sky. Faery dust helps you open up your eyes so you can see all the beauty that’s right in front of you.
Aeracura (Carolyn Vasko): An earth faery. Aeracura is the protector of life’s journey. Whenever you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, think on her, and she will help you put your goals and challenges into perspective. She reminds us that the journey is part of the adventure not just the destination. She especially looks over artists and inventors, and gently encourages them to have patience and tenacity. Whenever you feel you have lost your dreams, you can call on Aeracura to help guide your on way. And her beautiful singing voice will lift your spirits and have your heart take wing.
Sweet Pea (Jessie Sherman): A small but mighty flower faery — mighty silly I should say. Sweet Pea loves to laugh and be silly, and she will encourage you to do the same. She also loves to daydream and funny thing — a lot of her daydreams come true! So laugh, be silly, and dream your dreams. Who knows, maybe your dreams will come true too.
Ileana (Polina Matveeva): Faery Ileana is the faery who helps Mother Nature paint the rainbows in the sky after storms. She reminds us to look for the beautiful variety and spectrum of colors all around us. There is a legend that says that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Rainbow Faery Ileana wants you to know that the real reward of an experience is at the beginning, middle and the end of the journey and all the spots in between. The trip itself is the prize. Since she has so much experience painting rainbows, she’s an excellent face painter, and her singing voice will be joy to your heart and a smile to your spirit.
Blossom (Randi DeMarco): A flower fairy, Blossom is a gentle spirit of the earth. She loves to perform gentle acts of kindness on anyone who crosses her path. She may leave you a pretty rock, feather or lovely petal from one of her flower friends. She loves to sing and dance amongst the flowers, enticing them to join her as they all sway in the breeze. If you happen to see her in your garden and you join in the merriment, she will surely lift your spirits and bring joy to you and your garden.
Daphne the Seer (Paula Davis Wynant): As a seer, Daphne is a fun loving faery character who who can see the future before it happens. Sort of like a weatherman only right. Daphne is the fairy whom all the other faeries in the Tuatha de Danann go to for advice. She has a magical deck of unicorn cards that help her see the truth! Call on Daphne whenever you need a question answered. Close your eyes somewhere in nature, especially against a tree, and Daphne will help you find what you’re looking for.
Henny Hawthorne (Paula Davis Wynant): A cousin of Auntie Angelica, Henny Hawthorne is a mortal who has made the study of faeries her life’s work. She is very knowledgeable about anything faery and can tell stories and answer all kinds of questions about Faeryland. She will sing songs about Faeryland and teach some of them to the children.
Auntie Angelica Root (Debbie Rothstein): A gentle Mother Goose-type character, Auntie Angelica is loving, colorful, fun character. Auntie speaks mostly in rhyme. And in the center of her beautiful garden is a fairy ring, which leads to Fairyland.
Fairy Godmother Careen (Debbie Rothstein): She is protector and defender of all children, human and faery alike. On a typical day in Faeryland, Fairy Godmother Careen will always make time to play with the other faeries, braid Mermaid LiBan’s hair for her, fly to the moon, and of course, take Unice the Unicorn for her morning ride through all of Fairyland. Oh, yes, and kiss a frog.
Images by Josh Valcarcel, Ray Samuel, John Michael Ferrari, David Hofman, Catherine Cervantes, Juli Alioto, Tonya Harvey, Cecilia Albertini and Lisa Ramsay Wilson
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