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Favorite Fae/UK mythological creatures

buyjupiter

Maester
I'm rebooting my mystery Fae series (think Agatha Christie in Faerie) & I have the usual suspects as far as Fae creatures go...elves and dwarves and redcaps are mentioned. I do mention Titiana and Oberon, but the high court stuff is just background to my world not the focus. Changelings are a thing in my world as well.

What are your favorite Fae creatures/creatures from UK mythos?
 

pmmg

Vala
Oh heck, I'll take any. I am not really sure which are uniquely UK. Ill, go with Slyph, if that English, or something similar if its not. I see a similar creature is called an Ashray in Scotland.

I have a banshee in my story, I am not sure how she will work out, but she'll do something important.
 

buyjupiter

Maester
Ooh I forgot all about banshees! I have a need for screaming as bodies are found, maybe I can have a banshee for a maid...*scribbles notes*
 
Also, while I'm remembering more of them, there's Herne the Hunter. Kind of a one man version of the Wild Hunt, with his own Black Hounds I believe.
 

buyjupiter

Maester
Also, while I'm remembering more of them, there's Herne the Hunter. Kind of a one man version of the Wild Hunt, with his own Black Hounds I believe.
Herne the hunter would be interesting to bring in as kind of a one man justice system. Hmm. Needs thinking upon.
 

A. E. Lowan

Forum Mom
Leadership
Dani, hey! How have you been, sweetie? These are my go-to's for faerie lore, Irish in particular (I'm Irish, so mad hax) but there is no dearth of other critters and traditions between these pages.

Faeries (25th Anniversary Edition) by Brian Froud (2002-10-29): Amazon.com: Books
All time fav, we get a lot of inspiration from Froud's artwork.

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic - Kindle edition by Matthews, John, Matthews, Caitlin. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Get this. Own this. Love this.

Fairies and Elves (Enchanted World Series): Editors of Time-Life Books: 9780809452132: Amazon.com: Books
This has been inspiring me since I was nine. Godspeed getting a copy. The real treasure is the Bibliography.

Amazon.com: Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of Tuatha de Danann and of the Fianna of Ireland eBook : Lady Gregory: Books
This is primary source material, and I spent a lot of time in this book. Good stuff.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
 

buyjupiter

Maester
Dani, hey! How have you been, sweetie? These are my go-to's for faerie lore, Irish in particular (I'm Irish, so mad hax) but there is no dearth of other critters and traditions between these pages.

Faeries (25th Anniversary Edition) by Brian Froud (2002-10-29): Amazon.com: Books
All time fav, we get a lot of inspiration from Froud's artwork.

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic - Kindle edition by Matthews, John, Matthews, Caitlin. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Get this. Own this. Love this.

Fairies and Elves (Enchanted World Series): Editors of Time-Life Books: 9780809452132: Amazon.com: Books
This has been inspiring me since I was nine. Godspeed getting a copy. The real treasure is the Bibliography.

Amazon.com: Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of Tuatha de Danann and of the Fianna of Ireland eBook : Lady Gregory: Books
This is primary source material, and I spent a lot of time in this book. Good stuff.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Hey AE Lowan. I'm doing fine, resettled across country a few years back.

I love the Froud book. Haven't seen a copy in a long time but I remember it well. Thanks for the other recommendations as well I'll look into those at my library!
 

CupofJoe

Myth Weaver
For the [almost certainly] mythical but not that much mystical, just about every part of the British isles has a big [usually black] Dog or Cat tale. They roam the moors, forests, fields or fells. always seen in the distance or at dusk. The Hound of the Baskervilles was just ACD riffing of the existing stories.
 
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