Everyone has a different idea of what a fairy
is. Some think they're small, others tall. Some say they are independent of humans or angels, while others say they were previously incarnated as human beings or they are demoted angels
. Some fairies are said to steal children
, substituteing them for changelings
. While fairies are said to have a bad attitude
and to even bite
, it's believed that they are unable to lie
. Do we care?
Honesty or more specifically truthfulness
, on its own, isn't a virtue. Fairies don't lie
, but they steal babies
and have a bad attitude
. The opposite, untruthfulness, dishonesty or lying is, almost without exception, a vice. Not every statement is a universal affirmative
. Nor is a fairy.