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Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« on: September 16, 2008, 06:28:13 am »
Discuss them here!  Describe what the differences are and what you know or have learned about them.

The topics are not limited to those in the title, so feel free to discuss all forms of fay and fay-like being.
Lore, location, appearance, personality, physical attributes, and anything else can be said.  And just to get started:

Leprechauns are Irish fay known for their gold and good luck on St. Patrick's Day.

Nymphs are common in Greek mythology.

Dryads are tree fae.

Dwarves are primarily Germanic fae that are short and bearded and drink lots of mead :-D

Elves are nimble and have been portrayed in many ways.  Tall and slender with agility like no other to the short Keebler elves that make cookies.

Faeries of all kind are seen as looking many different ways, from those with human-childlike features to the more seducing kind.

I may be right, I may be wrong.  Correct or enlighten me if you will :-)

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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 10:37:20 am »
What I want to know is where on earth are modern day authors getting their info for these creatures? Pure hogwash if you ask me.  :?
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 10:10:56 pm »
Dwarves are not Germanic, unless you count Nordic in the generalization of all Germanic Lore.

Dryads are bound to their trees, and live as long as they do, a dryad bound to a Redwood would live awhile, 0_0.

Leprechauns are good luck any day, because they give gold to those with no greed in their hearts.


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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 03:31:40 pm »
yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy elves
the wind that chills the night, the fire's golden light
the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 07:19:52 am »
but arent leprechauns also known for their propencity for trickery
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 11:25:05 am »
I like satyrs the best.

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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 07:11:01 pm »
under certain circumstances dryads are able to survive if there tree is destroyed one taking host in a tree were no dryad lived prior or living binded or by some other means magically tied to a preserved piece of wood
the wind that chills the night, the fire's golden light
the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
nightshade's fated swoon of deaths kiss and witches broom

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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 08:57:09 pm »
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 09:18:42 pm »
under certain circumstances dryads are able to survive if there tree is destroyed one taking host in a tree were no dryad lived prior or living binded or by some other means magically tied to a preserved piece of wood

 I didn't know that's what dryads were....... I thought... heh.. well, nevermind that. I just didn't know. :-P
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 08:38:01 pm »
uhhhh huuuuuuh kadesh :-D but yes as mathew put it they are just a race of fey it's this is demonstrated in most italian/greek stories of nymphs dryads and oceanides
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2008, 05:11:12 pm »
I'm frightened-deathly frightened of Gnomes. I've been petrified of them since my childhood-but I love faeries. I know Gnomes seem harmless but I fear them. It's so stupid, I know. I'm just wondering what more Gnomes actually entail? If they're known for evil or good? I'm assuming good in the opinions of others-but for me I think they're evil. Faeries though are beautiful and sweet and give me a sense of relaxation when I see a picture or drawing of one. I don't understand why I'm so fearful of stupid Gnomes!
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2008, 06:26:24 pm »
dont let fae fool you fae,elves,trolls,gnomes, and dwarves all have varying unique personalities they can be good or bad any of them.
the wind that chills the night, the fire's golden light
the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
nightshade's fated swoon of deaths kiss and witches broom

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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2008, 09:05:16 pm »
Gnomes are typically depicted as earth elemental spirits that are custodians of the earth. As far as my admittedly limited knowlede extends, there is little to suggest that they are beings with a fearsome reputation
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 11:33:35 am »
Are dragons part of the fae category? :?

Or are they different completely? & what about orcs? Are they a modern day fictional thing, or do they come from legends & myths as well? :?
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Re: Dryads, Nymphs, Dwarves, Elves, Faeries, Leprechauns, etc.
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008, 06:22:55 pm »
when i say fae i mean generally things that can travel from realm to realm and are not human, but dragons are not fae they are creatures with high degrees of magical power where as orcs i would have to check on because until the ehole lord of the ringd i think most people would have just called the modern idea of orcs trolls.
the wind that chills the night, the fire's golden light
the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
nightshade's fated swoon of deaths kiss and witches broom