Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fairies of 'Ether'?

'Fate etere.' That is what I understood. Literally, it translates as the 'Ether Fairies.' Now, what is 'ether?' Let's pull up and look:

  1. Any of a class of organic compounds in which two hydrocarbon groups are linked by an oxygen atom.
  2. A volatile, highly flammable liquid, C2H5OC2H5, derived from the distillation of ethyl alcohol with sulfuric acid and used as a reagent and solvent. It was formerly used as an anesthetic. Also called diethyl ether, ethyl ether.
  3. The regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere; the heavens.
  4. The element believed in ancient and medieval civilizations to fill all space above the sphere of the moon and to compose the stars and planets.
  5. Physics. An all-pervading, infinitely elastic, massless medium formerly postulated as the medium of propagation of electromagnetic waves.

Scientific definitions aside, I have a feeling that these fairies live beyond the boundaries of space and time or something just as poetic (this is Helia's forte). At the same time, don't these fairies kind of look familiar? As in, maybe this fairy from the Red Tower/Golden Kingdom? The concept is there.

This fairy also described the Crystal Labyrinth as a place where time bends so it is possible that this fairy is somehow related to the 'Ether' Fairies.

And what about these gifts of destiny that these fairies are talking about?

The first gift was the gift of wisdom (the flowers) and the second gift was the gift of the 'credo lo cuore,' roughly to 'believe in yourself' (the hearts). I wonder what the third gift will be.


  1. Wow Kiku!!! You're really smart!!! I didn't even notice!!!

  2. nice last someone tell me who is them ^^ thanks
    the first gives (sophix) make them transfrom , will the second one(heart crystal)make them transform too?
    I wish you can answer ...I don't understand itally language .....

  3. Zenith_beauty_jessiNovember 1, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    Yes it does, I understand alot of Italian so yeah it does.

  4. cool ! i doesn't even know ! does that mean there's new transformation ?

  5. I agree with you two! My theory is a weather-like transformation because the 2nd fairy in the white-circle-trio looks kinda snowqueen-like with her blue cape.Im totally looking forward to the next tf! but there a just 6 more episodes and perhaps they will get a 3rd too.(to face Morgana) :)

  6. @Zenith_beauty_jessi
    nice there's new transformation again ^^ thanks for telling^^

    @ to all
    I think the new transformation(the third one ) is star shape ^^ since it's yellow ;D

  7. The fairys name is Arcadia

  8. The third gift was some kind of black ball.

  9. The black ball brings anything back to life, but the dumb wizards wasted it on a flower so Nabu couldn't be brought back to life.

  10. hey! im soo glad i found ur blg!!! anyways i looked it up on dictionary. n fate just like alone means you. fata means fairy. etere alone means ether, like you said but when you put fate etere on dicitonary it says you ether but when you put fata etere it means fairy of light. soo im soo confused is it ether fairies or light fiaires??

  11. Winx Ora e Per Sempre AmiciJanuary 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    No, it might have 2 meanings. I translated ether in and it said etere.

  12. Ether Fairies? Couldn't it be "Eternal Fairies(fate eterne)"?

  13. Mily,

    Fate is the plural for fata in Italian, which means fairy. Fata is the root word for fairy as well, is Latin for fate, as in destiny. Please, just don't argue this with me unless you know a Romance language.

  14. Hello! Ether is linked to 'eternal'. I think you 'fairies' have 'gotten' (as the Americans say) into a huge, unneccessary dilemma. Go the lazy 8, the figure of eternity, and ether 'happens' at the point of intersection. We all know this, we live by it, but it is usually unrecognized, abused and forgotten. Where the unmanifest world and the manifest world meets is where the figure of 8 (on its side) crosses over. This is 'the present moment, now'. No other place exists! The rest is illusion. Let me know what you think of this simple, innocent concept. There is room for fairies, too! Love to all Tx

  15. The last gift is the gift of darkness. This gift doesn't have a transformation. This gift can bring someone dead back to life but they can only use it one time.

  16. Ether was actually classified as pseudoscience until a couple of years back. Alchemists also searched for a universal solvent, calling it ether.
    By the way, if you've heard of dark matter and dark energy, you'll find that they're actually very similar to what ether was classified as at that time.
    Ether is also linked to quintessence. I'm not really sure where I read this, though...

  17. just so you know, in modern lexicon, an 'ether fairy' is someone who uses ether to violate someone else. (think of at night, on a military base, or college dorm) its frighteningly common.

    1. That is why it was translated as "Ethereal Fairies" and not "Ether Fairies" in the English dub.

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