irish fairies | Types of Irish Fairies - Leprechauns, Grogochs, and Other Species

Types of Irish Fairies: Leprechauns, Grogochs, and Other Species

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The following explanation of the various types of fairies is an excerpt from an article entitled, 'The Real World of Fairies – Dora Van Gelder Kunz'.

The following explanation of the various types of fairies is an excerpt from an article entitled, 'The Real World of Fairies – Dora Van Gelder Kunz'.

Compiled by Nancy Bragin, Guest writer, In5D.com The following explanation of the various types of fairies is an excerpt from an article entitled, ‘The Real World of Fairies: A First-Person A…

Compiled by Nancy Bragin, Guest writer, In5D.com The following explanation of the various types of fairies is an excerpt from an article entitled, ‘The Real World of Fairies: A First-Person A…

Fauns - Have horns on their heads and a body that resembles a goat below the waist and a human above. 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. 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…

Fauns - Have horns on their heads and a body that resembles a goat below the waist and a human above. 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. 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…

Pooka is a certain type of fairy-one bent on creating havoc in the mortal world.

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A leprechaun  is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology.The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange…

A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology.The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange…

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