Types of Fairies
(In alphabetical order and generically described)
Asrais - Are small, delicate, female
fairies. They cannot be exposed to sunlight or captured; else they shall melt away into a
pool of water.
Banshee - "Woman Fairy"; a spirit
attached to certain families. When a member's death approaches, the family will hear the
banshee crying. Not always terrifying.
Bogles - Generally evil-natured Goblins although they
are more disposed to do harm to liars and murderers.
Brownies - Have traditionally attached
themselves to humans and human households. Traditionally friendly and genuinely helpful.
Dwarfs - Are stocky, short and powerful. They mature at three years old and
are grey and bearded by the age of seven. It is said they cannot appear in the light of
day for to do so would turn them to stone. However, there are potions and spells that
empower them to endure sunlight.
Dryads - They ae spirits that dwell in the trees, preferably Oaks.The Druids turned
to them for inspiration.
Elves - Another name by which trooping fairies in are known. They can
be divided into the Seelie and Unseelie Courts.
Fir Darrig -
(Fear deang) Are practical jokers of a gruesome nature. They can assume any visage they
Gnomes - Earth Elementals. They live underground
and guard the treasures of the Earth. Gnomes are wonderful metal workers, especially of
swords and breastplates
Goblins - Is the name used for an uglier
species of fairy. They are small and malicious, and usually band together as they have
lost their abilities to operate independently. Usually they are controlled by a Mage for
Gwragedd Annwn - (Gwageth anoon) Are
traditionally Welsh water fairies, who occasionally take human men for husbands.
Gwyllion - Are Scottish water fairy. They
are mostly seen as a hairy men or hideous female spirits who waylay and mislead travelers
by night on the mountain roads. Mountain fairies like to sit on rocks on either side of a
mountain path and silently watch passerby's.
Hobgoblins - Originally a general name for small,
grotesque but friendly brownie-type creatures.
Knockers (Buccas) - Mine spirits who are friendly
to miners. They knock where rich ore can be found.
Leprechauns - Are sly and tricky and can
disappear in the blink of an eye. They are particularly fond of, and active on, Saint
Patrick's day, but any day is good for them.
they dwell in the water, but they are human from the waist up and have a tail of a fish.
They are irresistible singers who sometimes lure fishermen to their deaths. Also called
the Murdhuacha (muroo-cha) or Merrows.
Pixies - Oft times take the form of hedgehogs. They are mischievous
fairies who enjoy playing practical jokes on humans and other fay folk. They also love to
steal horses to ride.
Phouka - Can appear
in various animal forms and are considered to be dangerous.
Redcap - is one of the most evil of the old Border
Goblins. He lives in old ruined towers and castles, particularly those with a history of
wickedness. He re-dyes his cap in human blood.
Shefro - Male fairies who wear green coats and red caps.
Sídhee (shee) - The name for fairies and their subterranean dwellings. A barrow
or hillock which has a door to a beautiful underground realm of the Tuatha or fairies.
Sluagh - The Host of the
Unforgiven Dead, or pagan ancestors. The most formidable of the Highland fairies.
Spriggans - Are fabled to be ugly, grotesque
and small in their natural state, but can inflate themselves to gigantic proportions.
Spriggans are an infamous band of villains, skilled thieves, thoroughly destructive and
often dangerous. They are capable of robbing human houses, kidnapping children (and
leaving a repulsive baby Spriggan in exhange).
Trolls - Have an aversion to daylight. They
are frequently observed performing a curious lop-sided dance called 'Henking'.
Trows - Similiar to the Trolls and like them, have an
aversion to daylight. They are frequently observed performing a curious lop-sided dance
Urisk - Is a solitary fairy who haunts lonely pools.
He will often seek out human company but his peculiar appearance terrifies those he
Water Fairies - Are the providers of food,
nourishers of crops and takers of lives. They combine beauty with treachery and lethality.
They can be friend or foe.
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Types of Fairies
Wicca & Witches
Life and Death
Good Fay Day
Bad Fay Day
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