There are a world of different kinds of Fae to be found in the Kingdom of Faerie. Each as different as the next; each unique and special. Being creatures of Nature, Faeries are Elementals as well. Each individual Faerie belongs to one of the four elements…
Earth Faeries: Earth Faeries are just as they sound-the keepers of the land, plants, and all it’s wild inhabitants. These are by far the most playful, curious and mischievous of the Fae. They know all the neighboring birds, plants, and animals personally, and take their care very seriously. They are also known for their practical jokes on each other, as well as any unfortunate human who may be in the way!
“Then clear on a flute of purest gold
A sweet little Fairy played.
And wonderful Fairy tales she told,
And marvelous music made.”
-Ida Rentoul Outhwaite-
Air Faeries: Air Faeries are Fae who are at home in the Air. Many are have known to take on the form of butterflies and dragonflies. Their wings are made from a silk as fine as a spiders web, but are opalescent in the light. They don’t stay for too long in any one place. They check on their charges and then flitter right along.
The Wall is silence, the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace their vigil keep.
And the Fairy of Dreams with
Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.
-Ida Rentoul Outhwaite-
Fire Faeries: Fire Faeries are the keepers of the night, and the lights of the Midnight Feast. Fire Faeries are by far the most possessive of their domain of all the Fae. If ever you see a Faerie Ring, and strange fireflies seem to be in abundance, be wary! Many mortals have gotten lost in Faeryland by getting too curious and trespassing. Steer clear, and give wide berth; if you’re lucky you will simply lose a little time, and find yourself a bit confused for awhile.
I saw a star slide down the sky,
Blinding the north as it went by.
Too burning and too quick to hold,
Too lovely to be bought or sold.
Good only to make wishes on
And forever to be gone.
– Sara Teasdale-
Water Faeries: Water Faeries are also sometimes known as water nymphs. The world of the water nymph can be either freshwater or saltwater. Freshwater nymphs take great care in the nurturing of the stream, pond, fountain, or river they inhabit. Saltwater nymphs are in charge of the care of the inhabitants of their undersea realm. They are both symbiotically connected to the water source they inhabit- if the water expires, so does its keeper.
I ride on the crest of the wave.
I swim through the oceans deep.
I sail through the blue,
The glorious blue,
And sometimes ride
On the storm cloud too,
And follow the lightning’s leap.
– Matilda Hutchinson Turner-