A mushroom ring creating a circle on the grass. These rings were believed to be portals to the fairy realm, and areas of danger.

Do you dare enter a fairy ring? The mythical mushroom portals of the supernatural

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Brinn, Lily. 2013. “Dare you enter a fairy ring?” Royal Society of Biology [Online] Available at: http://blog.rsb.org.uk/dare-you-enter-a-fairy-ring/

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Moonsong's picture

Such an interesting article! Kind of reminds me of the Smurfs – they lived in a muchroom ring too!

 

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Justbod's picture

Great article with lovely photos. The Iceland one is interesting as the patterns remind me strongly of the carved designs on ‘cup and ring’ stones.

A fascinating subject, which still feels magical, even if we do know more about the science!

Sculptures, carvings & artwork inspired by a love of history & nature: www.justbod.co.uk

 

 

 

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lizleafloor's picture

Thanks for letting us know, Traci! We’ll correct this.

angieblackmon's picture

I love fairy rings!!! A few people in my neighborhood have them and I’m sure they don't care. I’d love for one to make it’s way into my yard!!

 

love, light and blessings

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