A fairy (also fay, fae, fey, fair folk, or faerie) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature found in the folklore of multiple European cultures (including Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, English, and French folklore), a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.
In Scottish mythology, the Realm of Faerie is inhabited by two types of fae: the “good” and the “wicked”. The good faeries are members of the Seelie Court, and generally get along with humans, playing pranks but also acting in helpful fashion.
In hiding from the Milesians, the Tuatha evolved into Ireland's faerie race. Typically, in Celtic legend and lore, the Fae are associated with magical underground caverns and springs–it was believed that a traveler who went too far into one of these places would find himself in the Faerie realm.
Aos sí (pronounced [iːsˠ ˈʃiː]; older form: aes sídhe [eːsˠ ˈʃiːə]) is the Irish name for a supernatural race in Celtic mythology – spelled sìth by the Scots, but pronounced the same – comparable to fairies or elves.
The fairy or fae developed independently in a number of cultures including Slavic, English, Persian, French, German and Celtic, and what a fairy was and what it was called in each of these cultures was different!
You may be surprised to learn that, in Ireland, fairies are not just part of Irish history and mythology. Belief in the 'Little People' is still alive and well. The world over has its legends of goblins, ghosts and giant snowmen.
Unlike the fairies, faeries are considered to be evil, horrid, and mischievous creatures. These mythical figures are portrayed as spirits that know easy ways of stealing. For example, faeries steal children and keep them as slaves or pets. When compared to faeries, fairies are friendly and nice.
They are often thought of as human in appearance and having magical powers, however are sometimes unpredictable and dangerous. In modern cultures they are often depicted as cute tiny winged creatures, however originally faeries were depicted anywhere from tall, angelic beings to short, hideous trolls.
The Gaelic word sìth or sìdh (pronounced shee) can mean 'fairy' and 'hill' and in Scottish place-names is usually considered to denote a 'fairy hill'.
In early Christian times, the people of Ireland associated anything vaguely pagan in origin as being related to the fairies, and in many people the belief persists to this day. In fact, there are still some folk today who will claim to have seen fairies.
The origin of fairies dates to Greek mythology, where fairies were referred to as Nymphs. These nymphs protected the face of Mother Earth. In the 13th Century, England theorized a new concept of fairies introducing them as “little people” with or without wings that were either nice or evil.
Elves are humanoid beings which originate from Germanic mythology and English folklore. They are commonly depicted in one of two different forms: Small nature spirits affiliated with the fairies. These are the kind usually found in Celtic mythology.
FAE means "From (from Scottish)".
According to Scottish folklore, these “faeries” or “little people” come in different forms and have different temperaments. They can be friendly to you or unleash their wrath if you do not respect their wishes. You could be blessed with good luck if you are kind to the Sidhe fairies.
Celtic mythology comes from several regions and different tribes. The bulk of them are from Ireland and also Wales. Additional sources include Cornwall, Scotland, and the French region of Brittany. Celtic mythology is divided into four cycles or groups.
They are not overtly evil. They just have their own (often mysterious) agenda. It just so happens that accounts and tales of people falling foul of them far outweigh the opposite. That however does not mean they can't or don't help people.
Fairyland (Faerie, Scottish Elfame, c.f. Old Norse Álfheimr) in English and Scottish folklore is the fabulous land or abode of fairies or fays. Old French faierie (Early Modern English faerie) referred to an illusion or enchantment, the land of the faes.
Ad. This is the Gaelic term for a burial mound and in Ireland; it is commonly used to refer to Faeries. You will often hear the term 'daoine sidhe' (pronounced deenee shee) meaning faerie folk mentioned in these parts.
The Fae are tiny creatures with humanoid forms and beautiful, bright and colourful wings as large as their bodies. Their wings are unique in the sense that they have a thin, delicate frame with webby, membraneous skin coverings.
Names hold power. If a faerie asks for your name and you say it, you're giving them power (and possibly complete control) over you. The best thing to do in this situation is to give the faerie a made-up name or your nickname. However, if you know their name and say it, then they will leave you alone.
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While no one can confirm with certainty why wearing so much green became popular, there is a very good reason, according to the Irish, not to do so, Haggerty said. According to superstition, the color green was thought to bring bad luck because it was the favorite color of the fairy folk.
According to many English and Celtic tales, any human who enters a fairy ring will be forced to dance with the creatures, unable to stop until they go mad or perish of exhaustion.
The púca (Irish for spirit/ghost; plural púcaí), pooka, phouka is primarily a creature of Celtic folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could help or hinder rural and marine communities.