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Wiccan Fae Dictionary - Page 4

 


Foawr, (fooar):
Manx equivalent of Highland Fomorians/giants, stone throwing.

Frairies:
The Norfolk and Suffolk, local version of the word "fairy".

Ganconer:
(also Gean-cannah) Known as the 'Love talker', a handsome faerie who smoked a short clay pipe and appeared to country maidens. After an encounter with a ganconer the maid would pine away with the desire to see him again.

Gean-canach:
Ireland. "Love-Talker"; a solitary faery who personifies love and idleness. He appears with a dudeen (pipe) in his mouth. It is very unlucky to meet him.

The Gentry:
An Irish name for faeries. The most noble tribe of all the fairies in Ireland. A big race who came from the planets and usually appear white. The Irish used to bless the Gentry for fear of harm otherwise.The class of aliens referred to as the "Nordics" may be the Gentry. They often appear in dreams as seven foot tall glowing beings, known as "the Shining Ones."

Gnomes:
Earth Elementals. They live underground and guard the treasures of the Earth. Gnomes are wonderful metal workers, especially of swords and armor.

Ghillie Dhu -
He is a solitary Scottish faerie who can be found amongst birch thickets. He is clothed with leaves and moss.

The Glaistig -
She is a water faerie, a beautiful seductress with the body of a goat which she hides under a long billowy green dress. She lures men to dance with her, then feeds like a vampire on their blood. She can be benign as well, often tending children and the elderly or herding cattle for farmers.

 

 

Goblins -
They are somewhat malicious little creatures. They can appear as animals. They are thieves and villains and count the dead among their companions. They like to tempt people with faerie fruits. They're not truly completely evil, however. Mine goblins make knocking noises where they know there are rich deposits of ore. To avoid the Knockers' wrath, a pastie (traditional miner meal) should be left for them.

Goblins/Hobgoblins:
Originally a general name for small grotesque but friendly brownie-type creatures.

The Good Folk:
A general name for faeries.

Good Neighbors:
One of the most common Scottish and Irish names for the fairies.

Good People:
The Irish often referred to the sidhe in this manner. See Daoine Maithe.

Green Children, the:
The fairy are recorded in the medieval chronicles in under such a name.

Greencoaties:
The name for the fairies that dwell in Lincolnshire Fen country.

Greenies:
The euphemistic name used for the fairies in Lancashire; associated with the Jacobean Fairies.

The Green Lady of Caerphilly -
She haunts ruined castles, and often appears as ivy.

Grey Neighbors, the:
One of the euphemistic names for the fairies given by the Shetlanders to the Trows, the small grey clad goblins whom the Shetlanders used to propitiate and fear, using against them many of the means used all over the islands as protection against fairies.

Guillyn Veggey:
The Little Boys is a Manx term for the fairies that dwell on the Isle of Man.

Gwartheg Y Llyn (gwarrthey er thlin):
A. Wales. Faery cattle.

Gwragedd Annwn -
pronounced "Gwrageth anoon"; They are beautiful Welsh water faerie maidens who sometimes marry humans.

Gwragedd Annwn (gwrageth anoon):
Wales. Lake faeries; harmless Water sprites.

Gwyllion (gwithleeon):
The evil mountain fairies of Wales. They are hideous female spirits who waylay and mislead travelers by night on the mountain roads. They were friends and patrons of the goats, and might indeed take goat form.

Hags -
They are the personification of winter in the British Isles, anare thought to be the remnants of the most ancient godesses. Some hags turn from hideously ugly (their usual state) to breathtakingly beautiful at the turn of winter to spring.

Hobgoblin -
They have a bad reputation since the Puritans used their name to refer to wicked Goblin spirits, but they're really a sort of friendly Brownie. They are helpful at times, but like practical jokes. But don't annoy them or they can become nasty.

Hounds of the Hill, Cwn Annwn (coon anoon), Herla's Hounds:
Wales and many other Celtic areas. The phantom hunting dogs of Arawn, the Lord of the Underworld. Very large; white with red ears.

Howlaa: A faery sprite who wails along the sea shore before storms.
Kelpie: A supernatural Water elemental which takes the form of a horse, malevolent.

Hyter Sprites -
They are faeries from East Anglia. They are able to appear as sand martins (a type of bird).

Jack-In-Irons -
He is a giant from Yorkshire who haunts lonely roads.

Jenny Greenteeth -
She is the Yorkshire River version of Peg Powler.

Jimmy Squarefoot -
His appearance is said to be frightening, but he is actually harmless.

The Kelpie -
They are Scottish water faeries. Usually they are seen ayoung horses, but sometimes they appear as hairy men. They haunt rivers and streams, letting men mount them and then riding off into the water, dunking them. (See also Each-Uisge.)

The Killmoulis -
He is an ugly Brownie who haunts mills. He has an enormous nose and a missing mouth. He eats by stuffing the food into his nostrils. He works for the miller but he plays pranks so often he is often more of a nuisance than a help.

Knockers, Knackers:
A. Cornwall. Mine spirits who are friendly to miners. The knock where rich ore can be found. Also called Buccas.

Kobolds -
These are the German version of Knockers. They are known for causing problems for the miners and undoing their progress. To keep the miners guessing, they occasionally help them.

The Lady of the Lake -
She is a faerie whose palace is hidden by th illusion of a lake.

Leanhaun Shee-Sidhe (also Leanan Sidhe):
Ireland. "Faery Mistress", in return for inspiration she feeds off the life force of the individual until he -she wastes away and dies. Gaelic poets tend to die young if they strike a bargain with this faery.
Leprechaun (lep-ra-kawn): Ireland. A solitary faery who makes shoes and generally guards a pot of gold. The name comes from the Irish leith brog, the name in Irish is leith bbrogan. They tend to be practical jokers, as are the Cluricaun and Far Darrig. This Irish faerie is always seen alone. He can be found happily working on a single shoe under a dock leaf or a hedge. They are very cunning, an it is difficult to get them to let on to the location of their amazingly well-hidden pots of gold, since to do so you must see the Leprechaun before he sees you. Leprechauns usually wear a three-cornered hat, and have been seen spinning on them like tops.

The Little People of the Passamaquoddy Indians - There are two kinds:
the Nagumwasuck and the Mekumwasuck. They're both two to three feet tall and ugly. The Passamaquody Indians live close to teh Canadian border, by the way. The Nagumwasuck are closely involved with their humans, often singing sadly when there is a death in the tribe, and they dance at weddings. They are self-conscious of their ugliness, and it is near fatal to laugh at them. The Mekumwasuck live in the woods and dress outlandishly. Their faces are covered with hair. They are the guardians of the Catholic Church. If a Mekumwasuck looks directly at you, you either die or acquire a contagious disease of some sort.

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