Saturday, August 25, 2012


Land os Origin: France
Other Names: They are called Dracae in England, where they are less well-known.
Element: Water
Appearance and Temperament: In their natural state Dracs appear as great floating purple blobs in the surface of the water. But more often they are seen in the form of a golden chalice or in a female humanoid form. They are dangerous to approach.
Time most active: All year
Where to Find them: In the waters of France. In faeryland search for them by the Western sea.
How to Contact: If you really want to meet one, try making a call to one while in Faeryland at the western sea or other body of water. It is best not to go close enough for one to touch you.
Land of Origin: England
Element: Fire.
Appearance and Temperament: Drakes have never been seen by humans eyes, but they have been smelled. They are benevolent house spirits who bless your hearth and multiply and keep your firewood dry in exchange for living in your home.
Time most active: From nightfall until just past dawn.
Where to find them: In wood piles at hearthstones and in deep woods with very old trees. They prefer rural areas.
How to contact: Invite them to your hearth and they will probably come. Leave food and provide warmth and respect to keep them. If you don't have a fireplace in your home, then provide one for yourself and them in your astral home.
Land of Origin: World Wide
Element: Usually Earth.
Appearance and Temperament: Elves dress differently depending on what land they come from, but are all small and chubby. Mostly they are kind and beneficial to humans; a very few types are actually dangerous. As a general rule, trooping Elves are good and solitary Eves and bad.
Time most active: Usually at night.
Lore:The following nursery rhyme tells of a group of spinning mice/elves and the cat who tries to trick them into becoming her supper:
Six little mice sat down to spin
Pussy passed by, and she peeped in
"what are you doing my little men?"
"Weaving coats for gentlemen."
"Shall I come in and cut off your threads?"
"oh no Mistress Pussy, you'd bit off our heads!"
"Of course I shall not, But I'll help you spin."
"That you say, but you can't come in."
Where to find them: In fields, homes, woodlands, and all over Faeryland.
How to Contact: Invite them to your circle or home leave food and milk out for them, and lock up the cat!
Land of Origin: Switzerland
Other Names: Duck-foots is a slang term for them. The males are called Hardmandlene, and the females are called Erdbiberli.
Element: Earth
Aine - She is the Bright Faerie goddess, sister to Fennine, daughter to Egogaba a king of the Tuatha de Danann. A Goddess of the Moon, she is also associated with meadowseet, swans, horses and fire. Probably another form of Brigit, the Bright One.

Arkan Sonney - The fairy pigs of the Isle of Man, also known as "Lucky Piggy." Fairy pigs are supposed to bring good luck if one is to capture it.

The Asrai - small, delicate female faeries who melt into a pool of water when captured or exposed to sunlight

Aughisky - pronounced "Agh-iski"; They are the Irish version of the Each-Uisge.

Awd Goggie - A type of Bogie who haunts forests and orchards, and kidnaps children. Wise children will stay away from orchards when unsupervised lest Awd Goggie get them.

Banshee - actually should be spelled Bean Sidhe. The Scots call her Bean-Nighe. She's an Irish death spirit. Their keening for-tells a death. They have very long, flowing hair and wear green dresses with grey cloaks. Their eyes are bright red because of their continuous weeping.

Barguest - A kind of Bogie. It has horns, dangerous teeth and claws, and fiery eyes. It can take many forms, but usually is a shaggy black dog. Upon the death of a prominent figure, it rounds up all the dogs in the community and leads them on a procession through the streets, howling.

Bauchan - also Bogan. A type of Hobgoblin. Like most faeries, they are fond of tricks, sometimes are dangerous, and sometimes are helpful.

The Bean-Nighe - pronounced "ben-neeyah" ; type of Banshee around streams in Scotland and Ireland. She washed bloodstained clothing of people who will soon die. They are rumored to be the ghosts of women who died in childbirth and will continue to wash until the day they should have died. The Washer at the Ford.

Bean sidhe (ban-shee): Ireland. "Woman Faery"; a spirit attached to certain families. When a member's death approaches, the family will hear the bean sidhe wailing.

Bendith y Mamau (ben-dith uh momay): Mother's Blessing, which was the name of the fairies of the Carmarthenshire country in Wales; this saying became a prayer spoken to ward-off harm.

Black Annis - She is a Hag who eats stray children and lambs.

Blue Men of the Minch - They dwell in the strait between Long Island and the Shiant Islands. They are responsible for sudden thunderstorms and shipwrecks, but their ship-sinking attempts may be thwarted if you are an adept rhymer. Some think they may be fallen angels.

Bodach - also Bugbear or Bug-A-Boo. They slide down chimneys to kidnap naughty children.

Boggart - Brownies that have turned evil.

Bogie - This is the generic name for some different types of Goblins. Their temperaments range the spectrum from benign to malevolent.

Bogles - They are a form of Goblin and are generally nasty in temperament. However, they prefer to inflict their evil deeds upon liars and murderers.

The Brown Man of the Muirs - He is the protector of wild animals.

Brownie:A.Bwca or Bwbachod in Wales; Bodach (budagh) in the Scottish Highlands; Fenodoree in Man; Pixies or Psgies in the West County of England; Bockle in Scotland. If one wants to court their friendship, they are called Bendith Y Mamau (the Mother's Blessing). They are about two to three feet high and dress in brown clothes. They have brown wrinkled faces and shaggy hair. Brownies make themselves responsible for for the house where they live by coming out at night to complete unfinished work. Any offer of reward will drive them away, but they expect an occasional bowl of milk and piece of cake to be left out. Tradition says they do not like teetotallers and ministers. If offended, brownies will create malicious mischief. If there is a lazy servant in the home, he might choose to plague him for it. All Brownies expect in return is a bowl of cream or good milk and a honey cake. Never leave clothes and never leave too much food. They find this offensive and will leave. Care should be taken not to criticize their work. When one farmer criticized the mowing job, the Brownie responsible threw the entire crop over a cliff. In the West County, Pixies or Pixies occasionally perform the office of a brownie and show some of the same characteristics, though they are essentially different. Border brownies are most characteristic. They are small men, about three feet in height, very raggedly dressed in brown clothes, with brown faces and shaggy heads. They make themselves responsible for the farm or house in which they live: reap, mow, thresh, herd the sheep, prevent the hens from laying away, and give Good counsel at need. A brownie can become personally attached to one member of the family.

The Bwca - They are the Welsh version of the Brownie (see above). They have slightly nastier tempers and are prone to tantrums if their work is criticized. They also despise tattletales and people with long noses.

Cailleach Bheur: Scotland. The Blue Hag, a cross between the Underworld goddess and a faery spirit. She has fangs and sometimes three faces, making her a triple being or deity.

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