The tooth fairy is the most active and active of all fairies. She knows about every baby tooth that falls out in a child. That same night, she flies in to pick him up. For the first time, the tooth fairy appeared in the fairy tale of the Spanish writer Luis Colom, who composed it for the eight-year-old King Alfonso XIII, when he lost his first baby tooth. Since then, the tooth fairy has become one of the most popular Western European fairy tale characters.
The Legend of the Tooth Fairy
According to tradition, a child who has a baby tooth (especially if this tooth is the first one) puts it under the pillow or in a glass on the nightstand next to the bed in the evening. In the morning, a coin or a small gift is found in the place of the tooth.
During the day, when the fairy sleeps sweetly, tiny air elves fly around the world, looking for children with loose teeth. Their names are entered in a special journal. Upon waking up, the fairy reads a magazine and develops a plan for a night trip.
It is believed that teeth can be given to a fairy on any day, except for Christmas. If the tooth is still presented at Christmas, the fairy will die, and the life of the culprit of her death will turn into a nightmare, which will end in slavery or suicide.
The fairy's teeth are kept in a large warehouse in her palace, and the fairy's numerous assistants are filing the names of their former owners into the file cabinet. All kinds of fairies fly there, wanting to buy teeth or beautiful jewelry made from them by elves.
In the magical world of fairies, the tooth fairy is one of the most beautiful. She usually wears a shiny white dress and gorgeous sparkling jewelry made from milk teeth. The fairy's tiny shoes are made of iridescent snow-white silk, the little wings shimmer with golden sparkles, and the hair shines as if silk and pearl threads are woven into them.
The tooth fairy always carries with him a small bag filled with magic powder. If the child begins to move in a dream when she flies in for a tooth, the fairy shower him with a pinch of powder, and the baby falls asleep sweetly.
A slightly different image of the tooth fairy was presented to young viewers by the creators of the animated film "Keepers of Dreams". In it, she looks more like a tiny bird in iridescent yellow-green-blue plumage. Another distinctive feature of this fairy is amazingly beautiful violet eyes.
True, as strange as it may seem, most of the cinematic stories of the tooth fairy are filmed in the horror film genre. There are also comic versions, where the fairy often appears in the form of a man.
Although the tooth fairy does not belong to traditional folklore characters, she has long gained the same popularity as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. And this is not bad at all: after all, thanks to her, children understand that the pain and suffering associated with the loss of a tooth will definitely be followed by a reward.