ROSTER OF FAIRIES
Taken From 'The Real World of Fairies'
By Dora Van Gelder
Are of 3 general types. First are the sylph-type beings who inhabit
the clouds and work with them.these are the sculpters of the fairy
world. Next,there are the air fairies who are associated with the wind
and storms. These air fairies are generally some 4 or 5 feet high,
very shapely and beautiful. And last, there are the immense air
spirits who live at high altitudes,who resemble great dragons with
huge heads,long bodies and a long tail. They are centers of energy and
power of some sort.
ANGEL OR DEVA:
These great angelic or radiant beings have markedly great
intelligence. angels or devas help guide nature by their understanding
of the divine plan. They direct the energies of nature and oversee the
lesser faries under their care,such as those who might be in charge of
wind or clouds, or of tree sprits, etc.
consist of four main types. Earth fairies are both on the surface and
underground, which further divides the groups. On the surface, these
fairies range from the physically embodied tree spirits to the small
common garden or woods fairies. Rock fairies, or gnomes, are one of
the types of underground fairy.
Are, literally, spirits of the elements. The creatures evolved in the
kingdoms of elements-air, earth, fire and water-according to the
kabbalists. They are called gnomes (of the earth), sylphs (of the
air), salamanders(of fire), and undines (of water). h.p. blavatsky,in
the theosophical glossary, explains that all the lower invisible
beings generated on the 5th, 6th and 7th planes of our terrestrial
atmosphere are called "elementals" including fairies, elves,
leprechauns, dwarfs, trolls, kobolds, peris, devas, djins ,sylvans,
satyrs, fauns, brownies, nixies and pixies, goblins, moss people,
mannikins, and others who belong to this classification.
Are of four major divisions-air, earth, fire and water. there are
those of the mineral kingdomes as well, such as the gnomes or rock
fairies which would actually be classified as earth spirits or
fairies. Fairies range in size from the tiny butterfly-size to 12 inch
and 2 foot ones, up to the great sylphs and tree spirits and all sizes
FIRE FAIRIES: see salamanders.
GARDEN FAIRIES: a most common kind of earth fairy.
GNOME: an earth fairy, such as one who inhabits rocks.
Those creatures of the devic kingdom who care for the different
categories in nature such as the air and wind,the growing plants, the
landscape features, the water and the fire.
Sometimes called gnomes. Such fairies are to be found both above and
below ground. The great rock fairies of the grand canyon are found no
where else in the world.
are the form known as fire fairies. Some salamanders inhabit the
underground volcanic regions as well as being involved in lightning
and fires above ground.
Are a form of air fairies or beings who inhabit the air. They are
large in size though not as evolved as those other great beings-devas.
Cloud sylphs are involved with hurricanes.
Are larger than woods fairies; tree spirits have a more physical body.
The more classical or kabbalistic name for water spirits or fairies.
Is a nickname for those small, happy creatures who are found near the
shore and in the surf; water fairy, but different from those that live
further out in the deep ocean, as well as those who dwell near
streams, lakes or ponds.