The Fae
Overview• Names: Fairy/Faerie/Faery, Fae, Wee  Folk, Fair Folk, Good Folk and People of  Peace• Most are described as huma...
Elves: Light Elves• Germanic and Scandinavian• Said to be fair, more brilliant than the sun,  and normally clad in light o...
Elves: Night Elves• Nordic• They are ugly, long-nosed dwarfs, have dirty  brown skin• If a ray of sunlight hits them they ...
Brownie/Urisk• Scottish and English, the German Kobold, ScandinavianTomte, and Slavic Domovoi are thought to be counterpar...
Leprechauns• Old men, clad in a red orgreen coat, and commonlyintoxicated• They are shoe-makers andself-appointed guardian...
Clurichaun• Alcoholic form of Leprechauns• Are constantly drunk• Favorite past times include riding dogs andsheep at night...
Selkie• Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish• Are shape shifters, they live as seals inthe sea but shed their skin to changeinto...
Kelpie• Celtic• Shape-shifter: comes in the forms of a beautiful  human, a horse with a fish tail, but commonly a  horse w...
Changelings• When a human child is taken and replaced with a  child of a faerie or stock/fetch, an enchanted doll  made of...
Fairy Circles• Is a ring or arc of mushrooms in a field or forest• Said to be the area where fae come to dance andparty at...
Cottingley Fairies• In 1917 two cousins, Elsie Wright and Frances  Griffiths, took a series of 5 pictures of them  playing...
The Green Fairy• Another name for Absinthe, a potent  alcoholic beverage, is La Fee Verte   meaning the green fairy• This ...
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    1. 1. The Fae
    2. 2. Overview• Names: Fairy/Faerie/Faery, Fae, Wee Folk, Fair Folk, Good Folk and People of Peace• Most are described as human-like beings with magical powers• Iron is poisonous to them• Wings are a modern adaptations
    3. 3. Elves: Light Elves• Germanic and Scandinavian• Said to be fair, more brilliant than the sun, and normally clad in light or transparent clothing• Are benevolent to mankind, and generally seen as fair and lovely children.• They live in Alfheim, the domain of Freyr, the god of the sun
    4. 4. Elves: Night Elves• Nordic• They are ugly, long-nosed dwarfs, have dirty brown skin• If a ray of sunlight hits them they change into stones so they come out only at night• They live in subterranean cavesand clefts• Myth says that they were oncemaggots that feasted on the corpse ofYmir and were than endowed by theGods with human form andknowledge.
    5. 5. Brownie/Urisk• Scottish and English, the German Kobold, ScandinavianTomte, and Slavic Domovoi are thought to be counterparts• Is a house spirit/elf/goblin that helps around thehouse but is never seen and only works at night.It works for offerings of food, usually porridge,milk or honey, but will leave or causehavoc in the home if these offerings arecalled payments or if the owner of thehouse missuses them• Every manor was believed to have abrownie and a seat was kept next to the firespecifically for it
    6. 6. Leprechauns• Old men, clad in a red orgreen coat, and commonlyintoxicated• They are shoe-makers andself-appointed guardians ofan ancient treasure, burying it in crocks and pots.• If captured, they will grantthree wishes or vanish into thin air
    7. 7. Clurichaun• Alcoholic form of Leprechauns• Are constantly drunk• Favorite past times include riding dogs andsheep at night• If you treat them well theyprotect your wine cellars if notthey wreak havoc on the houseand cause your wine to go bad• Are known to plague thedrunkard or servant who steal wine
    8. 8. Selkie• Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish• Are shape shifters, they live as seals inthe sea but shed their skin to changeinto beautiful humans on land• Selkies are supposed to be responsible for storms and the sinking of ships inrevenge for the human hunting of seals.• If a man finds the skin of afemale selkie he may force her to be hiswife but only if he can keep the skin hidden.Once she finds her skin she will leave him andher children behind to rejoin the sea.• Male selkies commonly like to seduce dissatisfied women,if a woman sought a males attention all she had to do was tostand at the shoreline and shed 7 tears into the sea
    9. 9. Kelpie• Celtic• Shape-shifter: comes in the forms of a beautiful human, a horse with a fish tail, but commonly a horse with a dripping mane• Lures people onto his back and than dives into the water to drown and eat them
    10. 10. Changelings• When a human child is taken and replaced with a child of a faerie or stock/fetch, an enchanted doll made of sticks,• There are many reasons why the child would be taken including: the faerie wanting the love of a human child, the parent’s of the child wronged the faerie in someway, an unbaptized child makes a good meal for trolls, or to prevent inbreeding• A way to prevent your baby from being stolen was to place a pair of iron scissors within the crib at night
    11. 11. Fairy Circles• Is a ring or arc of mushrooms in a field or forest• Said to be the area where fae come to dance andparty at night, the mushrooms are usedas stools for those who are taking a rest• Another myth says that theyare portals to the elven world• It is very bad luck to crossa fairy circle and even worseluck to build a house near afairy circle
    12. 12. Cottingley Fairies• In 1917 two cousins, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, took a series of 5 pictures of them playing with fairies in their backyard• The fairies were cardboardcutouts from children fairy tales• Many peoplethought they werereal includingfamous authorConan Doyle
    13. 13. The Green Fairy• Another name for Absinthe, a potent alcoholic beverage, is La Fee Verte meaning the green fairy• This a metaphorical concept of artistic inspiration and exploration due to the hallucinogens in wormwood

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