Norse: maggots emerging from the corpse of the giant Ymir
transformed themselves into the Light Elves and the Dark Elves.
Light Elves live in the air, are benign and happy.
Dark Elves live underground, are swarthy, evil and blighting.
Icelandic: Eve was washing
all her children by the river when God spoke to her. In her awe and
fear she hid the unwashed ones. She lied when he asked her if they
were all there, so he hid the hidden ones--from man!--they became
elves and faeries known and Huldre Folk in Scandinavia. Huldre
girls are exceptionally beautiful with long cowstails or else they
are hollow behind, presenting only a facade -- deception.
ALSO: fallen angels, heathen dead not good enough for Heaven but
not evil enough for Hell compelled to 'live' forever between the
twilight regions--the middle Kingdom.
Devon: pixies are considered the souls of un-baptised children.
Hy Breasail = Irish
Isle of Man = British
Sidhe (Gaelic), people of the hills. Originally meant the "hollow
hills" of the Danaan.
Lammas Tide is August 7
Hollantide is November 11
ley lines are the well-worn paths of faerie
Bryn yr Ellyllon = Hill of the Goblins
Spriggans are dour, ugly, grotesque small villains, thieves,
destructive and dangerous
All Christian-based elf/fae-lore
is unreliable bastardization. Faerie predates Christianity by several
centuries if not millennia, all over the world under one guise or
Christians adopted the supernatural denizens of the pagan world into
New Website link: The Celtic
Goddess Collection for all kinds of neat stuff! This is actually
a gallery of faery/celtic art by Jessica Galbreath. Check it out!