that my ultimate favorite kinds of fairy tales are the ones of lost islands and the maps that accompany them.
This one is my true favorite, hy-Brasil, which has appeared in many maps over time. it was said in Irish lore to be clouded in mist except one day every seven years when it would be clear to see but still unable to be reached. in 1694 John Nisbet claimed he stumbled across it and reported that the island was populated by black rabbits and one lone magician that lived in a stone castle on a hill that had cast a spell to keep the island from being found. imagine that. nowwwwww, there is a bank in the ocean near where it is on the map. which is so real and so perfect.
there is also atlantis -- which is incredible too and probably even real also -- and others too but these are my favorites. things were just so beautiful and mystical and dreamy at a point. my favorite fairy tales.