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Possible Origins of Faeries

  • Norse: Maggots from the giant corpse of Ymir transformed into light and dark elves
  • Icelandic: Children Eve hid from God because the were unwashed
  • Fallen angels
  • Heathen dead
  • Souls of unbaptised children
  • Long before the Celts came to Eire (Ireland), the island was populated by an ancient race known as the Firbolg, or Firborg. Then the Sons of Danu, the Tuatha de Danan, cam to the island, and there was war. The de Danan had magic, and defeated the Firbolg, and lived happily for hundreds of years. Then the Celts came, and the de Dannan were driven back, and took refuge inside the hills, and created a vast underground kingdom. The hills were called Sidhe (shee), and the de Danan became known as the Fey, also called Faerie Folk.... They are the origin of many of the stories we know today, including Banshee (originally Ban Sidhe, or "Daughter of the Sidhe") and the Leprechaun. Even King Arthurs Half Sister was supposedly half Faerie, hence the name Morgan le Fey.

Where do Faerie live?

  • North of Wales
  • West peninsular of Pembrokeshire
  • Phantom Isle
    -Hy Bresail: West of Ireland
    -Avalon
  • Hollow Hills

Types of Faeries

  • Spriggans
  • Tuatha De Danann
  • Daoine Sidhe
  • Hyter Sprites
  • Leprechaun
  • Goblins
  • Kobolds/ Wichtlein/ Knockers
  • Coblynau
  • Dwarfs
  • Pixies
  • Will O' The Wisp
  • Bogie
  • Phooka
  • Trows
  • Fachan
  • Hags
  • Brownies/Bwcas
Water Faeries
  • Kelpie
  • Asrai
  • Selkies
  • Mermaids
  • Merrows
Explanations, examples, and stories coming soon...