a kindly sponsor or guardian; godfather.
a fairy-tale character who uses magical powers to help a hero or heroine.
Do Zoologists Pick Animal Names Like “Pink Fairy Armadillo”?Even scientists like to have fun with words to help us laymen folk truly understand the nuances of some of these rare animals.
Jack and Jill, the beanstalk, the candlestick. What is the meaning behind "Jack" in every fairy tale?Since Jack went up the hill with Jill, Jack jumped over the candlestick, and climbed the beanstalk (to name just a few of his exploits,) he must be wiped out. Think about the classic fairy tales, folktales, and children’s stories. Doesn’t it seem like a disproportionate number of them contain a hero named Jack? Is this just a coincidence? In fact, many of these stories …
- fairy bluebird,
- fairy cycle,
- fairy glove,
- fairy godmother,
- fairy green,
- fairy lamp,
- fairy lights,
- fairy lily
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Examples from the Web for fairy godfather
I would have said fairy-godfather, but I have never come across a fairy-godfather in all my reading, and I must be truthful.The Romance of an Old Fool|Roswell Field