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The Banshee of Marrtown

The Banshee of Marrtown

Region of origin: Marrtown, West Virginia

As people emigrate to new lands, the creatures and figures of their folklore may travel along with them and as a result, tales of banshees in America have cropped up around communities where Scottish and Irish immigrants have resettled. 247 more words

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Fuath

Fuath

Region of origin: Scottish highlands

Usually regarded as malevolent spirits, the fuath (“hate”) is a class of nocturnal fair folk who inhabit various bodies waters and while not universally aggressive they have earned their reputation by being fearsome guardians of their aquatic homes and the creatures that live there. 74 more words

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Spriggan

Spriggan

Region of origin: Cornwall, England, UK

Small sprite-like Cornish fae related to piskies and knockers, spriggans have earned a more violent reputation than their cousins but function more in a protective role than a malicious one, acting as bodyguards to the other fair folk or guardians of castle ruins and barrows and the treasures within. 53 more words

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Hākuturi

Hākuturi

Region of origin: New Zealand

The Hākuturi were small fairies who serve as guardians of forest in New Zealand. Believed to be the offspring of Tāne, a god of the forests and a progenitor to birds, the Hākuturi were able to take on the form of birds and insects and hide in plain sight. 55 more words

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Tariaksuq

Tariaksuq

Region of origin: Arctic areas of North America

“Shadow people” of Inuit mythology, the tariaksuq are a race of beings, similar in nature to Iceland’s  122 more words

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Leanan Sidhe

Leanan Sídhe

Region of origin: Ireland and Scotland

The “Fairy Sweetheart”, the Leanan sídhe is a vampiric fae muse who appears before an artist or poet as a beautiful woman and, if they accept her as their lover, she will latch on to them for life, providing them incredible artistic inspiration, but in return she feeds off their life-force. 71 more words

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Whimsicott

Whimsicott

Region of origin: Pinwheel forest, Unova

Resembling a mature boll of cotton, Whimsicott is a well-meaning but mischievous fae-like creature. It’s quick, quiet and its body is surprisingly malleable allowing it to squeeze through cracks or holes that should otherwise be far too small for it, leaving only telltale puffs of cotton behind to show it’s been around pulling one of its classic pranks. 65 more words

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