Fear Of Fairies – Changlings And The Earthling-Avatar Thieves!
A Fairy Child switched with an Earthling Child (According to Folklore and Medieval Literature) – Earthling Children being secretly stolen by fairies.
Some of these reasons for the switch has been hinted at being circumstances such as early physical disabilities, disease and other detected disorders. Other motivations for the stolen ‘earthling children’ possibly were malicious in nature. Unnatural obsession with children acted out in the most horrible light, such as even utiliszing these unfortunate earthling children into ‘slave servitude.’
Also thrown into the mix was the switching of the elderly for the young and the young for the elderly. The body merely as the avatar (shell) and at times a ‘complete soul switch’.
In awareness and healthy fear of these occurrences, the earthling (Real) parents would go to such extremes as to utilizing charms and whatever else would stave off these ‘real possible’ demonic happenings. These charms would hopefully scare off any chance of the child theft. Even such lengths as to even stay and constantly guard over the child day and night in fear of fairies.