In European folklore, a changeling is an imbecilic or deformed offspring of dwarves, elves, or faeries surreptitiously substituted by them for a human child. The belief in changelings seems to have arisen from the idea children are susceptible to demonic possession. Some believed faeries preyed only upon unbaptized infants. A changeling can be one of … Read more


Gnomes are very widespread species, known to a number of human races. Germans name them Erdmanleins, except in the Alpine areas, where they are called Heinzemannchens. In Denmark and Norway they are Nisse; Nissen is a Swedish variation. In Brittany they are called Nains. Tontti to the Finns and Foddenskkmaend is their name in Iceland. … Read more


Aka : Trolds (Sweden), Trows, Hill Men, Berg People (Denmark), Rise, Jutul, Tusse (Norway). Race: A dwarf or giant inhabiting caves or hills. Function: Legend places them as guardians of bridges and byways, though their help seems arbitrary and dubious.  They are sometimes psychopump (passers-by) like Caron and the Ankou. Origin : Germany and Scandinavia … Read more


A goblin is a small-size fairy creature, described as a grotesquely evil and somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. Aka : Hobgobs, Gobelins, Hob-thrush, Blobins, Bogles, Bogies, Brags, Boggarts, … The word goblin is derived from the French gobelin, rendered as Middle Latin gobelinus, itself a loan from a Germanic term cognate to German … Read more


Elves (masc – elf from Proto-Germanic albiz (source also of Old Saxon alf, Old Norse alfr, German alp), originally found in Germanic and Scandinavian folklore, were a very mysterious race from the beginning of time. Later they became supernatural beings, mainly shaped as humans. They were worshiped in trees, mountains and waterfalls. Definition Elves is … Read more


Dwarfs are fairy humanoids found in the mythologies and folklore of Germany and Scandinavia. Origin In Scandinavian legends the dwarfs (duergar) were great craftsmen in legend. Some of their accomplishments included Odin’s spear, Gungnir and Thor’s hammer Mjollnir. They brewed the mead of poetry, and created many magical runes and songs. According to Snorri Sturluson, … Read more

Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell (sometimes spelled as Tinkerbell, also referred to as Tink for short), is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play and 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. She has appeared in multiple film and television adaptations of the Peter Pan stories, in particular the 1953 animated Walt Disney picture Peter Pan. Tinkerbell was … Read more


Aka : Melusine, Serpentine Race : Dragoness, Fea, Water nymph Origin : France, Germany, Switzerland Melusina is a famous nymph that married the heir of the Lusignan family in France and gave birth to eight children with animal marks on their bodies. Description:  Because of a curse placed upon her mother, Melusine is born to … Read more