Fairy or a Pixie are sometimes known as fay, fey, fae, elf, mermaid, pixie; or collectively called, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, and other euphemisms. These are names given to a type of mythological being or legendary creature. A form of nature spirit, often described as mythological, metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.
Descriptions vary widely. among their many guises. They have been described as tiny, wizen-faced old men, like the Irish Leprechaun. Some say Mermaids belong to this group. Mermaids like the beautiful enchantresses who wooed men to their deaths, or like the Mermaid Morgan le Fay and the Lorelei. They are sometimes described as hideous, man-eating giants, like the Ogre.
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These are supernatural beings and spirits that can be either good or bad. It is believed by many, that they reside in a place somewhere between earth and heaven. however, many still think they dwell on earth. Others believe they are mythical beings possessing magical powers and sometimes being close to human beings on earth.
They are said to appear in various shapes being dressed in different garb. Typically a dwarf creature has green clothes and hair, lives in underground or in stone heaps, and characteristically exercises magical powers to benevolent ends. They might be thought of as diminutive, delicate feminine creatures dressed in white clothing who live in a fairyland. They still manage to intervene in human lives, but only with good intentions.
This site contains a great deal of information and Folklore, about these mythological Creatures. Here are some of our pages about these fantasy creatures: Fairies, Elves, Pixies, Dwarves, Mermaids, Leprechauns.
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