Fairy Tribes

Many cultures in many different countries are known to believe in tiny, invisible (or partly visible), beings widely known as fairies. In each land you will find that there are various types or tribes of fairies.  In general, fairies can be categorized  as spirit beings belonging to one of the four elements of nature:  Earth, Air, Water, & Fire.  According to W.Y. Evans-Wentz (fairy expert and author of The Fairy Faith In Celtic Countries), Gnomes, pixies, leprechauns and other rock dwelling elves are all Earth fairies.  Fairies of the air are those that inhabit the sky, such as Sylphs, Gentry, and the flittering fairies of Shakespeare’s dramas.  Water fairies, or Undines, are sea, lake, river, stream, pond and puddle dwellers.  Fire fairies are often called Salamanders – those ethereal, hovering sprites who linger near the flickering flames of candle, fire, and sunlight.  Whatever you call them, if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their sparkling wings, or hear the quiet melody of their music, you will be forever enchanted by their magic.

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