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Map, and many fairyland friends new and old--from Catherynne M.
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Old French faierie (Early Modern English faerie) referred to an illusion, or enchantment; the land of the Faes.
Modern English (by the 17th century) fairy transferred the name of the realm of the fays to its inhabitants, Fairyland may be referred to simply as "Fairy" or "Faerie," though that usage is an archaism.
It is often the land ruled by the "Queen of Fairy," and thus anything from fairyland is also sometimes described as being from the "Court of the Queen of Elfame" or from Seelie court in Scottish folklore.
The Scots word elfame or elphyne "fairyland" Records of the Scottish witch trials reveal that many initiates claimed to have had congress with the "Queen of Elfame" and her retinue.
On 8 November 1576 midwife Bessie Dunlop, a resident of Dalry, Scotland, was accused of sorcery and witchcraft.
She answered her accusers that she had received tuition from Thomas Reid, a former barony officer who had died at the Battle of Pinkie 30 years earlier, and from the Queen of "Court of Elfame" that lay nearby.