From the time we are little, we are told about the whimsical tooth fairy that collects teeth in the night from under our pillow. Throughout history, teeth have been a huge emphasis on human life. When children develop teeth, and then loose teeth, only to grow them back, it’s no wonder why people always found them fascinating.
There are many origins where the tooth fairy came from. However, one of the main theories is through Viking history. These Vikings would wear charmed necklaces of teeth for protection in battle. When children would lose a tooth, they would be paid for their tooth offering leaving behind a coin as tribute. Other cultures have picked up this tradition or belief of paying tribute for a child’s tooth. Throughout the course of time, some of these culture differences fade or change, however today we still think of a fairy who gives us a little treasure or coin for our children’s teeth.
The tooth fairy has made an appearance in many cultures around the world. However, some appearances are quite different. For example, in France the tooth fairy is considered to be a mouse protecting the teeth. In our modern history, the tooth fairy is still a myth who makes appearances in stories and even the occasional movie.
The tooth fairy is a popular family tradition in many cultures and countries around the world. It is one of the most common myths our world has shared full of many fond memories from children and adults alike.