Fairy Names

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Please note that some names will differ worldwide, so please have patience, and if you feel a name is wrong or is missing, please use the WhisperingWorlds Forum or contact me.

Bean Nighe / ben-neeya
Similar to that of the Banshee. The Washing women is the type of Banshee who haunts the lonely streams of Scotland and Ireland. Washing the blood stained garments of those about to die. It is said that these spirits are the ghosts of women who died in childbirth and that they are fated to perform their task until the day when they would have normally died.

Barguest
A kind of Bogie. It has horns, dangerous teeth and claws, and fiery eyes. It can take many forms, but usually is a shaggy black dog. Upon the death of a prominent figure, it rounds up all the dogs in the community and leads them on a procession through the streets, howling.

Bauchan
also Bogan. A type of Hobgoblin. Like most faeries, they are fond of tricks, sometimes are dangerous, and sometimes are helpful.

Bendith y Mamau / ben-dith uh
Mother's Blessing, which was the name of the fairies of the Carmarthenshire country in Wales; this saying became a prayer spoken to ward off harm.

Black Annis
See Hags.

Blue Men of the Minch
They dwell in the strait between Long Island and the Shiant Islands. They are responsible for sudden thunderstorms and shipwrecks, but their ship sinking attempts may be thwarted if you are an adept rhymer. Some think they may be fallen angels.

Bodach also Bugbear
or Bug-A-Boo-
They slide down chimneys to kidnap naughty children.

Boggart
Brownies that have turned evil.

Bogie
This is the generic name for some different types of Goblins. Their temperaments range the spectrum from benign to malevolent.

Bogles
Generally evil natured Goblins although they are more disposed to do harm to liars and murderers.

Bokwus
A fearsome spirit in the great northwestern American spruce forests. He is only seen in glimpses, but has been seen wearing totemic face paints. Hunters are very aware of his presence. He likes to push fishermen off the banks to drown, taking the victim's soul to his home in the forest.

Brown Man of the Muirs
Protector of wild beasts.

Brownie
His territory extends over the Lowlands of Scotland and up into the Highlands and Islands all over the north and east of England and into the Midlands. With a natural linguistic variation, he becomes the BWCA of Wales, the Highland Bodach and the Manx Fenodoree. In the West Country, Pixies or Pisgies occasionally perform the offices of a brownie and show some of the same characteristics, though they are essentially different. Border brownies are most characteristic. They are small men, about three feet in height, very raggedly dressed in brown clothes, with brown faces and shaggy heads, who come out at night to do the work that has been left undone by the servants. They make themselves responsible for the farm or house in which they live: reap, mow, her the sheep, prevent the hens from laying away, run errands, and give good counsel at need. A brownie can become personally attached to one member of the family.

Bugul-Noz
He's a forest dweller, a shepherd. He's very unattractive and he knows it, but he yearned for human companionship.

Bwca
The Welsh name for the Brownie. They have slightly nastier tempers and are prone to tantrums if their work is criticized. They also despise tattle tales and people with long noses.

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