Fairy Rings and Dances
The Fairy Ring has always spellbound people through the ages. Following is one explanation of their creation and the magic that is held there
Within the light of the moon and a soft breeze blowing through the trees and flowers, if you are very quiet and cautious, you may witness the fairies laughing and dancing in a small piece of grass somewhere deep inside the forest. Fairies love dancing in a circle. You may have seen the circles they leave in the grass from their joyful dancing. Do not go in search of the fairy dance alone always bring some company, since their magic is too powerful.
The charm of fairy music and laughter is well known to lure onlookers toward the Fairy Ring, and should you join in the cheerfulness of the dancing by stepping into their ring you might get lost forever in the world of Faeries. The fairy rings are actually portals to the fairy world where fairies like to cross onto the earth to cause mischief such as stealing household items. The Fairy Dance may seem to last only a short while for the one who is captive, but in actual fact the normal time-span of the dance could be seven years by our time and maybe even longer.
Trying to rescue a friend from the Fairy Ring is easier said than done. Once trapped, escape is impossible unless a human chain is formed to pull the captive out of the circle. A captive can be set free by following the faerie music while the others clutch tightly to the captive’s clothing, reaching into the ring (keep one foot firmly outside the circle or else you will be pulled in as well) and pull the captive dancer out. The attraction of the fairy music and dance is overwhelmingly stunning as are the fairies themselves. It is perhaps best to enjoy the presence of fairies without joining them.
This is probably the most used explanation of Fairy Rings, but there are more sides of this story yet to be discovered.