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Fairy is just one of Many Mythical Creatures

A Fairy or a Pixie can sometimes be 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. They are  usually female, and take the form of small human like fantasy creatures.

A form of nature spirit, often described as mythological, metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.

This site contains a great deal of information and Folklore, about these mythological Creatures. Here are some of our pages about some other of these fantasy creatures:, Elves, Pixies, Dwarves, Mermaids, Leprechauns.

"In J. M. Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird, in which he introduced the mythos of Peter Pan and the fairies, he wrote, "When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies."The Disney Fairies are based on a similar idea: every time a newborn baby laughs for the first time, that laugh travels out into the world, and to those that make their way to Neverland."

Artist Amy Brown

A Fairy Can Be A Central Theme In Art

Art- There is a great deal of art being done by famous artists. Amy Brown is one of the most famous and her Faery art is some of the most beautiful. (See Picture at Right)  Some of this artwork is free and can be found by internet search, using such terms as "free art" or "free  graphics".

Fantasy girl and Fantasy boy

These Fantasy Creatures  Can Take Many Forms

Descriptions vary widely. among their many guises. They have been described as tiny, wizen-faced old men, like the Irish Leprechaun.

They are sometimes described as hideous, man-eating giants, like the Ogre.

Some say Mermaids and Sirens belong to this group.
Mermaids such as;
Mermaid Morgan le Fay,
Mermaid Lorelei,
Sirens, Such as the beautiful enchantresses who wooed men to their deaths.

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.