Common Types of Fairies

brownie2Below, we’ve listed some of the more common types of fairies that people are likely to encounter but  this is by no means an all inclusive list.  Most of the residents of the fairy realm will fall into one of three categories, neutral fairies, the Seelie, and the Unseelie.  The neutral fairies are just that, neither aligned with the good or bad.  This may be an oversimplification but the Seelie are generally considered to be the light (mainly positive) fairies while the Unseelie are quite the opposite.

1) The well known Pixie – This small, winged fairy has a human-type form and at its tallest is only 6” tall. Pixies are quite attracted to small children, Spirit_of_the_Night_AMKlaughter, and happiness. They love gardens (especially Heather) and other flowering plants.  Like hummingbirds, they are known to sip nectar from flowers like Honeysuckle.  Fun loving, carefree and prankish, they often take household items from humans only to return them later when they’ve had their fun. They are more  spontaneous and active than their larger fairy counterparts and generally have a shorter attention span.  They are very social beings and live in a monarchy under a king or queen.

2)  Trooping Fairies – These fairies are generally the same size as pixies (6” trooping_fairies1tall) but have no wings. They are known as trooping fairies because they travel together in long processions.  The males often wear green jackets and they tend live near the woods where there is a lot of underbrush.  They are also  known to inhabit trees often referred to by humans as a “fairy tree.” Trooping fairies can be larger or smaller than 6” and can be friendly or sinister.

3) Brownies – At  4.5” tall , they are a bit smaller than pixies brownies1and trooping fairies.  Brownies wear brown clothing, are very meticulous and tend to have a darker brown skin color.  They have no wings but are quite capable of getting to high places by each one climbing on to the other to boost each other up.  These intelligent and good natured fairies originated in Scotland and are known as household fairies, meaning they reside within the home and often do chores to help out a deserving human family in exchange for food and other offerings.  They are nocturnal.

4) Fauns – A creature of the woodland forests, the faun has horns on his d_lathrop_pan1head and a body that resembles a goat below the waist and a human above.  Fauns tend to be alluring, seductive and compelling, often preying upon the unsuspecting by using mind control and magic conjured from their pipes or flute to get what they desire from their victim.  According to the elves, if one sees a faun, avert your eyes because as soon as they have your attention, you are under their control.  That’s why humans have depicted satan to be a faun.  They are neutral but can be very dangerous.

mermaid15) Merpeople –  includes the well known mermaid, mermen, and the smaller, fresh water dweller known as a Gherring.  Merpeople are neutral but cooperate well with the elves and barter with them.  They tend to be superficial and self centered and are often depicted with a mirror and a comb. They are generally unhappy about the pollution and destruction of their waters and they tend to hold humans responsible for this. Still, Mermaids in particular tend to be very fond of human males and often fall in love with them which unfortunately often ends with the human drowning. They live in social communities.

6) The Leprechaun – Leprechauns tend to be solitary leprechaun1fairies rather than social fairies and are usually seen wearing green clothing (sometimes with red) and a green  hat.  Said to be shoemakers by trade, they have the legendary pot of gold and enjoy matching wits with humans (and are often victorious in this area).  Most have red hair and a well groomed beard and have a rounded build which averages around 2-3” tall.  They are family oriented but are not overly social to other fae unless they have earned their trust.  However, when money is involved, they will do business with everyone.

gnome27)  The Gnome – These kind hearted forest dwellers generally make their homes underground near oak trees. They are known for their protection and healing of wildlife and in general are very beneficial to have around. In appearance, they are around 10-12” tall and wear a red pointed hat with blue or green jackets.  They mature early and both sexes have white hair by the time they are 100 or so with a life-span of over 1000 years.  On rare occasion they can be found in human dwellings but usually prefer to live in the woods, closer to nature.

8 ) The Hobgoblin – A dark brown creature who inhabits the forests areas hobgoblin_land lives in trees, the Hobgoblin is a solitary fae which enjoys keeping to himself (or herself). This neutral fairy is generally a peaceful fellow and is not aggressive unless provoked.  His temper can flare easily so it is wise to try and stay on his good side. They can get especially nasty if their tree is threatened.

9)  The Grundels – Most often found in the homes of larger Elves, Grundels have a symbiotic relationship where they work for the elves in exchange for a protected home.  They are dedicated to their host family of elves and generally stay with the same family  for generations, moving with them  as necessity dictates.  Grundels are about 3 feet tall, and often wear striped clothing. (Sorry, no picture available)

saragwen210)  Elves – Found in many places  throughout the world, elves are very plentiful in Scandinavia, many parts of Europe, and more recently, the United States. They are a very long lived race and are gifted with sharper senses, grace, agility and perceptions than humans.  They excel in the arts and crafts, including the art of magic which they define as the gathering, focusing and directing of natural energy.  In general, they dislike technology and live close to nature in an idyllic setting, respecting and working with all aspects of nature.

Physically, elves are generally the same height as humans or taller but slighter in build.  (There are some exceptions to this rule however and a much shorter variety of elves does exist.)  In appearance, their faces might seem to be more angular than humans and they do have the more pointed ears so often depicted in books and movies.  They prefer to wear medieval-type clothing but have also been known to enjoy wearing  a more modern style of clothing such as jeans, on occasion.

They are divided into two basic groups now: the Seelie–those that want to work with humans to heal the planet we both share and the Unseelie–those who would rather solve the problem by eliminating humans all together.  The Elves of Fyn, the source of the information on this site, belong to the first group (Seelie) and you can find a bit more information about them here. It is recommended that you avoid contact with the Unseelie altogether.


Update:  Hi Everyone!  Because of the number of comments on this post, I am moving all further comments to the forum.  It would be very  helpful if you could try to stay on topic or create a  new topic if you would like–it makes it so much less confusing that way.  Thanks so much!



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  1. Jordan August 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

    yes, it does sound like her Navneeta 🙂
    i wonder if shes a brownie 🙂

  2. Bri3 August 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    WOAH that is so COOL. i have reccommended this site to my new friend and we are going to try and have a sleep over where we are going to try and SUMMON the fairies with the fairy chant.

  3. Navneeta ray August 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Hey Jordan I also tink she might be a BROWNIE 🙂 bt OMG I wud jst LOVE 2 see her nd tuchwud LISA is really lucky I wud say 2 see her in person,tc,lol,bye,NAVNEETA

  4. Navneeta ray August 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Hey Bri let us al know hw did ur meeting wid d FAE went? recently I am also trying everyday 2 offer dem sum sweet snacks nd GIFTS bt I dnt knw if dey did take d essence of d food or not bt I’ll keep my fingers crossed, BRI dear tel me if anywhere u’ve IRON in ones home wud d FAE visit at all? ok,tc,lol,NAVNEETA

  5. Bri3 August 30, 2009 at 9:19 am

    i gave em the last of my choco and a feather that my parakeet lost and it seems that i put the stones in front of the fairy house and i keep seeing one out of place, i dunno if i’m knowcking em or the fae are…

  6. Bri3 August 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    oh sorry i didn’t read your question i think if you warn them where it is then they would be all right because i put signs up on things like my jewlry box that say CONTAINS IRON or MAY CONTAIN IRON and i’ve gotten some pretty decent results…

  7. Navneeta ray August 31, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Hey thank u Bri 4 answerin my queries 🙂
    fairydust,lol,bye,I dnt tink u’ll keep knocking d stones, y dont u put dem in a higher place nd see wat happens ?

  8. Bri3 September 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Hey good idea I’ll think bout doin that 🙂

  9. dante September 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    i think there might be a fairy in my back yard…i put a little box of shiny stuff and the other day i saw a stone i never put in there …and theres a plant growing big where i never saw it???…is there a fairy in my back yard and how do i contact them

  10. dante September 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    please answer

  11. dante September 10, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    is there a way of figuring out what type of fairy there is in my backyard

  12. dante September 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    and i ask for a signal and i heard some flies buzzing???

  13. dante September 10, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    if i ask politely , tell the fairies i believing them and call them wee folks (i read the fairies hate being called fairies)
    will the fairies reveal themselves

  14. dante September 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    i think i met a fairy in meditation named brook who likes milk but not honey she doesnt like to take offers and she likes birds…does that sound like a fairy?

  15. dante September 14, 2009 at 7:41 am

    im really sick …i took halls gargled alot had tea and wore a scarf all day and the ask the fairies and they didnt hel hpw can i tell them im in pain?

  16. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes September 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    This is for Navneeta and Jordan (and Dante, I’ll answer your’s right after this one !)

    Jordan and Navneeta, that Brownie I saw (I’m guessing she was a Brownie- but she definitely was of the faery Realm, and small ) was truly beautiful. Her eyes were tilted up and wide-set– and they were all chocolate brown. She had high cheekbones and delicate mouth and nose.

    She didnt even know I was staring at her at first! She was probably with me for years but I never knew it. I normally can’t see the faeries as some can. The only reason I feel that I saw her was becuase a month before I did pray to Jesus if He would let me meet one- if they were real.

    Well, apparantly, they ARE real- and I think God created them way before He created humans. I think we humans are the youngest of His creations- and all of us are designed to work together as part of His Kingdom- Wether we choose to do this or not is up to us.

    As for the food- Yes, you can be sure that if you’re leaving out food and treats for them, that they are noticing. They will not physically eat the food, but will hover over it to enjoy it’s energy and essences.

    Sometimes I notice the stones I put out for them actually are gone within the week- so maybe they can pyshically take the stones– After they are done with the foods we leave for them, they leave the physical part for the wild animals to enjoy.

  17. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes September 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    This is for Dante:

    Who Wrote:

    i think there might be a fairy in my back yard…i put a little box of shiny stuff and the other day i saw a stone i never put in there …and theres a plant growing big where i never saw it???…is there a fairy in my back yard and how do i contact them…

    Dante, the fact that you found a stone in your box that wasn’t there before really does make me think a faery was there. Also with the plant too–

    “i think i met a fairy in meditation named brook who likes milk but not honey she doesnt like to take offers and she likes birds…does that sound like a fairy?”

    Brook does sound like a faery! They have individual preferences and personalities just as we humans. I love birds too! She definitely sounds like a genuine faery!

  18. dante September 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    thamk you …i really do appreciate your answer

  19. dante September 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    i also gave her a necklce made out of grass and a pincone!!!she took it!!!

  20. lunna September 16, 2009 at 9:14 am

    i just started learning about faries yesterday and already stuff is happining i was working with tape last night than the tape ended up in the medicen cabnit this morning i seen stuff out of the corner of my eye and a 1 foot orb all the way around in the computer room last night and when i got on the computer right now i heared like echos and music am i really seeing and hearing this or is it somthing else?

    • Natalie Lynn September 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

      Hi lunna,

      Did you see the orb out of the corner of your eye or straight on? How would you describe the orb – did it have a color ? Was it moving fast or slowly?


  21. dante September 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    my poor snae…i lost it!!!in the house with 2 cats

  22. dante September 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm


  23. dante September 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

    i had this dream that after picking a dandelion and using polysporin you become an elv and a random voice pop up in my head?

  24. Navneeta ray September 19, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hey Lisa THANK U so much 4 answerin sweety & 4 d suggestions 🙂 the problem is lately I’ve bin soooooooo busy in my studies dat I m nt able 2 giv enuf time 2 my FAE friends 🙁 after this semester is over maybe I’ll be able to do sumthin bt I’ll most certainly INVITE all my GOOD Fae pals inside during WINTER 🙂 also I’ve to tell u sumthin ie. another JORDAN frm AUSTRALIA who’s a member of dis & another FAIRY site told me (SHE CAN SEE & COMMUNICATE WITH FAE) dat her FAE PALS were talking abt me & told her dat they’ve MET me B4 & my trying to connect with d FAE REALM is making the connection STRONGER with our planet EARTH 🙂 I m very happy 2 hear this bt I m kinda DOUBTFUL dat the FAE might be confusing me with sumone else ? I dont wanna OFFEND their judgement or anythin, its jst dat I was wonderin where did they meet me ? can u PLS answer my questions ? THANK U 🙂 take care, fairydust,lol,tc,cya,NAVNEETA

  25. Lisa A. September 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Navneeta! I think that these Faeries or Pixies very well have met you before- but when you were trying to connect with them- you didnt see them. They were there and aware of you, and you knew some fairies were there- but you couldnt see them as they saw you.

    That’s how it is for me too- when I am in Nature trying to connect with them, I can feel their joy, but I can’t see them. They definitely know Im there though!

  26. dante September 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    i talk to them and it fells like there not there…i they gone for fall?if they arent where are they?if they didnt go then there there cuz my dad saw i hummingbird?!?!?!

  27. Gloria September 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Ok i was outside on the porch and Me and my mom saw wings! Not a body. Just wings. It is about 7:30. The wings were moving around. I dont think it was a dragon fly. It kinda looked like Butterfly wings but slimer. So i dont think it was a butterfly or moth. But it is still a little bit light outside. And lastnight my mom say wings to! But no body then to. Today i think it is becouse i told them that i need them. I told them my cat was missing and i need them to help me find it. I think i have a Pixie. I looked at the pic and even tho i did not get a very good look at the wings to me they looked like the wings of a Pixie. After about 3 or 4 sec they were just gone. Do you think i saw a Pixie? Please answer soon! And please post!

  28. Gloria September 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    By the way i live in Calafornia. That is why i said it was 7:30

  29. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes September 25, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Dante, I’ts hard to say if our feelings are accurate — alot of times we may not be open to feeling them around, and they still may be there.

    I did read that the Spring/Summer faeries will leave for warmer parts of the World to help the wildlife after the Summer is over. Yet there are still those who are around during the Fall and Winter months also.

  30. dante September 26, 2009 at 9:09 am

    oh cuz when i woke up i ask for a sign and a truck made a noise and birds flew over my head and i planted apple seeds and i found somme seeds for beans!!!im so happy theyre

  31. dante September 26, 2009 at 9:37 am

    info;if a sibblin :complaineds alot,eats alot,doesnt grow to much,and NEVER laughs them it might be a changeling…wich mean that the fairies took your real sibbling and repalced it…you may get them back by : making them laugh,throwing them in a river or by ignoring his complaines…but make sure it is changeling!!!

  32. Lisa A.- Grey Eyes September 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hi Gloria! It does sound like you saw a flower faerie– It may have even been a Pixie for all I know- but it does sound like someone from the Faery Realm.

    Especially since you said that it was gone after 3-4 seconds. That sounds like the Faeries!

    They may have wanted you to see them as an encouragement for you for your missing cat.

    I will pray to God for your cat also- I know how it feels when a pet is lost-

    Lisa Grey Eyes

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