Lucifer by Guillaume Geefs, 1848 - "The word Lucifer means 'Bearer of Light' and describes the function and effect of the acosmic power that brings the gifts of forbidden wisdom, enlightenment, intellect, imagination and gnosis. Lucifer is within the esoteric context the secret, invisible and black fire (The First Sun/Son of the Black Light) that burns to ashes and dissolves all illusions, and awakens and strengthens the inner Black Flame and opens the all-seeing eye of the Self."
Faeries have blood like liquid gold, so when they bruise, it looks like they are perfect Greek statues dusted in gold leaf. Of course, that does mean there are the cruel few who take pleasure in hurting them just to see the beauty. The fairies are wise in that they have come to know through experience that everything has two sides; beauty, after all, has caused them pain.