The real fairies were not small, gauzy, pretty or fun. Yes, they could be helpful, but they could also wreak havoc in your house and force you out of it. They were scapegoats for just about everything which might go wrong amongst your family, crops and livestock, just as witches or vampires were elsewhere. And in seventeenth century England, fairies were believed to scare people to death. In real fairy country well into the 20th century, ‘a fairy place’ was rarely some remote piece of special landscape: the fairies were everywhere, and feared by all. — 10 The Fairies were descended from the Fallen Angels.