The Phoenixian Book of Creatures

Creatures by Type » Fairies



Overview - Mythical beings with supernatural powers, commonly depicted as tiny women with delicate wings but actually take many varied forms.


Adhene - A mostly mischievous fairy being. Also Cloan ny moyrn. (Isle of Man)


Banshee - A female spirit or fairy being who cries out in the night to warn of impending death. (Irish)


Brownie - A small fairy being that helps out with household chores during the night in exchange for room and board. (Scottish)


Changeling - A non-human child that has been left in the place of a stolen human child.


Dryad - A forest nymph, each one born to live with and protect a certain tree. (Greek, Roman)


Dwarf - A small humanoid living mostly underground in cold mountain regions all over the world. (Netherlands)


Elemental - A nature spirit that represents one of the four elements: earth, fire, air, or water. (Greek)


Elf - A small mythical being with magical powers. (English, German, Norse)


Gnome - An elemental being that governs and exists within the Earth. (Greek)


Goblin - A malformed creature related to the fae. (European)


Gremlin - A mischievous creature that causes machinery to malfunction.


Imp - A small mischievous demon related to the fairy. (European)


Jinni - An invisible shapeshifter that can appear in the form of a human or an animal. (Middle Eastern)


Leprachaun - A small self appointed guardian of ancient treasures related to the elf. (Irish)


Mermaid - A being with an upper body that resembles a human and a fish-like lower body. (Prevalent)


Nature Spirit - A being that embodies an aspect of nature. (Prevalent)


Nymph - A female nature goddess or spirit. (Greek, Roman)


Pari - A beautiful fairy born of fire. (Persian)


Pixie - A tiny wingless being related to the fairy. (English)


Puck - A mischievous nature spirit or demon.


Sprite - A small, usually winged fairy being. (European)


Sylph - An elemental being that governs and exists within the element air. (Greek)


Troll - A hairy misshapen being that lives primarily underground. (Scandinavian)


Urisk - A grotesque yet friendly elf-like being of Scotland. (Scottish)


Wichtlein - An unsightly goblin that announces death by knocking three times. (German)
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