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Aluxo’ob are conceived of as being small, only about knee-high, and in appearance resembling miniature traditionally dressed Maya people. Tradition holds that aluxob are generally invisible but are able to assume physical form for purposes of communicating with and frightening humans as well as to congregate.
They are generally associated with natural features such as forests, caves, cuendes, and fields but can also be enticed to move somewhere through offerings.
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Their description and mythological role are somewhat reminiscent of other sprite-like mythical entities in a number of other cultural traditions such as the Celtic leprechaunas the tricks they play are similar. Some Maya believe that the Aluxob are called into being when a farmer builds vuendes little house chajeques his property, most often in a maize field milpa. For seven years, the alux will help the corn grow, summon rain and patrol the fields at night, whistling to scare off predators or crop thieves.
At the end of seven years, the farmer must close the windows and doors of the little house, sealing the alux inside. If this is not done, the alux will run wild and start playing tricks on people. Some contemporary Maya even consider the single- and double-story shrines that dot the countryside to be kahtal alux, the “houses of the alux” although their true origins and purpose are unknown. Stories say that they will occasionally stop and ask farmers or travellers for an offering.
If they refuse, the aluxes will often wreak havoc and spread illness. However, if their conditions are met, it is thought the alux will protect a person from thieves or even bring them good luck.
If they are treated with respect, they can be very helpful. It is dusndes that it is not good to name them aloud, as it will summon a disgruntled alux from its home. The word “duende” is sometimes used interchangeably with “alux”. Duende is a Spanish word for a supernatural creature commonly a goblin or force.
Pirates of that era were often from the British Isles, where belief in faeries was quite common, especially amongst those of lower socio-economic class as pirates generally would have been. However, the Maya themselves would claim that the alux are the spirits of their ancestors, or the spirits of the land itself, preceding contact with Western civilization.
The supposition that aluxob featured in the mythical traditions of the pre-Columbian Maya is possibly supported by similar conceptions postulated from depictions in pre-Columbian artworks, but there is no direct evidence.
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Latin America Conversely, in some Latin American cultures, duendes are believed to be the helpers of people who get lost in the forest so they could find their way home. In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. The alixes stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover.
Dudndes are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. In other folk traditions or sometimes within the same traditionthey can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.
The male equivalent of the mermaid is the merman, also a familiar figure in folklore and heraldry. Although traditions about and sightings of mermen are less common than those of mermaids, they are generally assumed to co-exist with their female counterparts. Some of the attributes of mermaids may have been influenced by the Sirens of Greek mythology.
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Lists of legendary creatures, navigation: Aatxe Basque – Bull spirit. Abaasy Yakuts – Iron-toothed demons. Abada African – Small unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo. Abaia Melanesia – Huge magical eel. Abarimon Medieval Bestiaries – Savage humanoid with backward feet. Abath Malay – One-horned animal. Abura-sumashi Japanese – Creature from a mountain pass in Kumamoto Xhaneques. Acephali Greek – Headless humanoids. Acheri Native American Folklore – Disease-bringing ghost.
Achlis Roman – Curious elk. Adar Llwch Gwin Welsh – Giant birds that understand human languages. Adaro Solomon Islands – Malevolent merfolk. Adhene Manx – Nature spirit. Adlet Inuit – Vampiric dog-human hybrid Adroanzi L The creatures were said to be shape changers which could take the appearance of horses, goats, cats, dogs, and hares.
They may also take a human form, which includes various animal features, such as ears or a tail. For instance, in Welsh mythology it is named the pwca and in Cornish the Bucca. Sometimes she has long streaming hair and wears a grey cloak over a green dress, and her eyes are red from continual weeping. Sometimes the banshee assumes the form of some sweet singing virgin of the A fairy also fata, fay, fey, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays” is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore and particularly Celtic, Slavic, German, English, and French folklorea form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.
Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single origin, but are rather a collection of folk beliefs from disparate sources. Various folk theories about the origins of fairies include casting them diendes either demoted angels or demons in a Christian tradition, as minor deities in pre-Christian Pagan belief systems, as spirits of the dead, as prehistoric precursors to humans, or as elementals.
The label of fairy has at times applied only to specific magical creatures with human appearance, small stature, magical powers, and a penchant for trickery. At other times it has been used to describe any magical creature, such as goblins and gnomes.
Fairy has at times been used as an adjective, with a mea The term fairy is peculiar to the English language and to English folklore, reflecting the conflation of Germanic, Celtic and Romance folklore and legend since the Middle English period it is a Romance word which has been given the associations of fair by folk etymology secondarily. Nevertheless, “fairy” has come to be used as a kind of umbrella term in folklore studies, grouping comparable types of supernatural creatures since at least the s.
Xuendes folklore and European colonies in the New World Nymphs are female nature spirits from Greek mythology. Satyrs are their male counterparts. Elves are a supernatural race from Germanic mythology. The Erlking is a malevolent creature that is said to lure children away from safety and kill them. Cajun Fairies The Feufollet in French are an Oni in pilgrim’s clothing. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. They are typically duuendes as hulking figures with one or more horns growing out of their heads.
Stereotypically, they are conceived of as red or blue-colored green-coloredwearing loincloths of tiger pelt, and alxes iron clubs. Description Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic ogre-like creatures with a single horn or multiple horns emerging from their heads, with sharp claws and wild hair.
Nineteenth-century illustration of a goblin A goblin is a monstrous creature from European folklore, first attested in stories from the Middle Suendes. They are ascribed various and conflicting abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin.
They are almost always small and grotesque, mischievous or outright malicious, and greedy, especially for gold and jewelry. They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon. Similar creatures include brownies, dwarfs, duendes, gnomes, imps, and kobolds. It may be rela Selkies also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies or Selkie folk Scots: These selkie folk are recounted in Scottish folklore, sourced mainly from Orkney and Shetland. The folk-tales frequently revolve around female selkies being coerced into relationships with humans by someone stealing and hiding their sealskin, thus exhibiting the tale motif of the swan maiden type.
While “selkies” is the proper term for such shapeshifters according deundes an Orcadian folklorist, treatises duenees Shetland refer to them merely as mermen or merwomen.
There are counterparts in Faroese and Icelandic folklore that speak of seal-women and seal-skin. In some instances the Irish mermaid merrow t regarded as a half-seal, half-human being. Terminology The Scots word selkie is diminutive for selch which t speaking means “grey seal” Halichoerus grypus.
Alternate spellings for the dimi A gnome  is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature.
Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story tellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground. The reward left varies chanequee country, the family’s economic status, amounts the child’s peers report receiving and other factors.
In the Edo per They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If captured by a human, they often grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland. They are associated with ancient passage tombs, which were seen as portals to the Otherworld. Many also have bynames, some representing differe Der Wechselbalg by Henry Fuseli, A changeling is a creature found in dufndes and folk religion throughout Europe. A changeling was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies.
The theme of the swapped child is common in medieval literature and modernly reflects concern over infants thought to be afflicted with unexplained diseases, disorders, or developmental disabilities.