Hobgoblin - A dark brown creature who inhabits the forests areas and 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.
Common Types of Faeries ~ Below, 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.
I told Emma that if she memorizes this and sits in the center of the ring of mushrooms we found in the forest near the pond that the fairies just might come and dance around her, holding hands. She is memorizing it as I type this, her little face scrunched and her eyes closed tight as she repeats the words to herself. I warned her that the faeries might be tempted to turn her into a faery herself but the risk doesn't seem to daunt her...
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
Trooping Fairies – These fairies are generally the same size as pixies (6”tall) 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.