One may think that such a solid ritual would have quite an epicenter of an origin. But the truth is far from that, a baby tooth would be placed under the pillow you would place under your head, then overnight the Tooth Fairy would place money under that. But the true myth is a compilation of several stories from old European Customs. In Venice, it was the story of an old witch who would do the job of giving money for teeth. In France, it was the Virgin Mary that gave candy or money for teeth of the young. Some cults buried the tooth underground, others threw it at the sun for good luck or to please the gods. The fairy, like all other fairy was an Irish custom, so when they arrived in North America in the 19th century, the custom of the Tooth Fairy carried over.