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-- By C3 in U.S.A-PA. on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 at 20:50.
Who can say with utter certainty;who or what "The Green Fairy" is meant to represent? To Me personally; She is the personifacation of "CREATIVITY UNLEASHED" through the partaking of questionable potions ( or poisons )............The Green Fairy is just another more "innocent" and "imaginative" way of explaining the creative drunken stupor brought about through the rational consumption of Absinthe; that "Magical Elixer" of the Imagination !!!
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About the Green Fairy
Where there is a will, there is a way, and folks do go out of their way for a chance to meet the "Goddess" -- like the guy who claims the Green Fairy can be summoned by soaking wormwood in alcohol. Well, no, it cannot... sorry, but it just doesn't work like that. Unless you own a still, there is no way you will ever make real absinthe at home.
(I'm beginning to wonder why we called this part useful links...)
Anyhow, let's move onto the useful / interesting stuff... This page would not be complete without mentioning MsJekyll's Green Fairy page. A modern-day absinthe icon, MsJekyll published an absinthe website years before the current absinthe revival. Been there, done that - well before the current bunch of absinthe 'experts' appeared on the web. Don't miss MsJekyll's poetry - dark but beautiful.
What is absinthe?
What is the history of absinthe?
What is wormwood?
How about thujone?
What are the effects of absinthe?
How do I drink absinthe?
What is "La Louche" ritual?
What is an absinthe fountain?
The freedom-loving Green Fairy...
Goddess of rebel poets & artists
in France and beyond