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The Ethereal Fairies are all-powerful fairies who live outside of time and space.
They have austere personalities and have rarely been seen smiling and were never seen joking though it might have been because of the serious situation at hand when they first appeared.
HistoryThe Ethereal Fairies first appeared when they went to give the Gifts of Destiny to the Winx to help them face the Major Fairies of Earth since Believix is powerless against the power of the Major Fairies. They presented themselves as magical creatures who are eternal, powerful as well as being pure, and as existing since before the dawn of time (being made of pure energy in the Nickelodeon version). When they were first appearing to the Winx, Nabu mentioned their magic as being impenetrable and delicious, (ancient and powerful in the Nickelodeon version).
In "In Diana's Kingdom," they arrive at Love & Pet to help the Winx against the Earth Fairies' revenge, saying that it was the destiny of the Winx to defend Earth, and that it was the destiny of the Ethereal Fairies to help the Winx. They gave the Winx the Gifts of Destiny, that are evolutions of their Believix powers, to fight the Major Fairies, because Believix is powerless against the power of Major Fairies. They also warned the Winx of dangers they would have to face, and predicted that someone might lose their life, without specifying who, when giving the Gift of Darkness to the Winx.
She gave the second Gift of Destiny, the Gift of Heart. This gave the Winx a new transformation, Lovix, to face Aurora, the Major Fairy of the North. The Gift of Heart gave the Winx bravery, strength, and fearlessness.
The Ethereal Fairies are powerful magical creatures. They are timeless and immortal, existing outside of time. They can travel from interdimensinally as seen when they appeared to the Winx when they were traveling through an interdimensional portal from Aurora's Frost Tower to their lounge at Love & Pet. The Ethereal Fairies are the guardians of the Gifts of Destiny. They also know what will happen in the future and can warn the beings they are supposed to help. The Ethereal Fairies were destined to help the Winx defend the Earth from the Wizards of the Black Circle and from the vengeance of the Earth Fairies.
Similarities with Other All-Powerful Fairies
The first magical creature similar to the Ethereal Fairies who appeared in the series was Arcadia. Both Arcadia and the Ethereal Fairies have many similarities, including the fact that they are all-powerful fairies and that they are all supposed to exist out of time and space.
- In Greek Mythology, Aether is the personification of the Heavens, of Space and of the Upper Sky. He is one of the Protogenoi, one of the first-born Gods of the Universe as well as an elemental God. He is the brother of Hemera, the Goddess of the Day, and of the Moirae or Fates, the three Goddesses who controlled the Fate of all beings in the Universe. Aether is the son of Erebus, the God personifying Darkness and Shadow which filled all the corners and crannies of the world and of Nyx, the Goddess of the Night. Aether and Hemera are the parents of the Goddess Thalassa, one of the primordial deities of the Sea and a personification of the Mediterranean Sea. Through Nyx, Aether is also the brother of Momus (Blame), Moros (Doom), the twins Thanatos (Death) and Hypnos (Sleep), Charon (the ferryman of the Underworld who made the Dead cross the rivers Acheron and Styx which divide the World of the Living from the World of the Dead), the Oneiroi (Dreams), the Hesperides, the Keres (death-spirits), Nemesis (Retribution), Apate (Deception), Philotes (Friendship), Geras (Old Age) and Eris (Strife).
- Aether was also the name of the substance which was considered by the Ancient Greeks as one of the Five Elements making the Universe, being the celestial element while Earth, Water, Air and Fire were considered as the terrestrial elements. was thought by them to fill the regions above the Earth's atmosphere and to be what space and most celestial objects were made of. It was thought to be the medium in which the Greek Gods lived.
- The Ethereal Fairies could also be inspired from "moirai" or "the Fates", who in Greek Mythology were the incarnations of destiny. They controlled the mother thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. They were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction.
- "Ethereal" is defined as "heavenly or celestial".
- It is revealed that the Ethereal Fairies live outside of time and space. In Season 7, the Trix were teleported by the Winx outside of time and space, in Limbo. It is unknown if they are currently in the place where the Ethereal Fairies live, or if they have met.