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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