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THE CRYSTALS OF LIFE
Salt Fairy

Literature and Salt

Fairy is a shared supernatural element of mythologies and lore of all cultures worldwide. It is the symbol of goodness. Its supernatural powers are channeled for the good of mankind. It is even the source of inspiration. Even though fairies are imagined in the form of girls, they are also equipped with wings to fly. The concept of fairy in Turkish mythology is present in Dede Korkut's tale on Cyclops, and the white girls serving as inspiration for the story.

We imagined Efsina, a fairy living in lakes, seas, mountains, anywhere you can find salt, and made her our symbol. We call her the "Salt Fairy". Efsina, the Salt Fairy works day and night to make salt, one of the two fundamental elements of life along with water, or as you might call it, the "Crystals of Life", available to mankind.

The salt plays a role beyond one limited to nutrition, and often symbolizes welfare, a good life, prosperity, or a new page in life. Since the classical era, it is frequently used in these contexts in Europe. Offering salt, along with bread, to newlyweds represents good wishes for the future. Furthermore, putting some salt in the water to wash a newborn would stave off evil-eye from the baby. Offering some salt and water while remembering those who passed away is a tradition of many European societies. Putting some salt under the door sill, just before moving in to a new house, is believed to bring happiness in life.