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Gans
Apache Indian shamen offer prayers to the Gans, asking them to drive evil spirits away and to attract good fortune.

Gentry, the
The most noble tribe of all the fairies in Ireland. A big race who came from the planets and usually appear in white. The Irish used to bless the Gentry for fear of harm otherwise.

Ghillie Dhu
A Scottish solitary faerie who inhabits certain birch hickets. His clothing is made of leaves and moss.

Glaistig, The
Is a water faerie and is part seductive woman, part goat. The goat like attributes she tries to hide under a long flowing green dress. The Glaistig lures men to dance with her before she feeds, vampire like, on their blood. Her nature is typically faerie
perverse for she can also be benign and gently tend children or old people. She will also sometimes herd cattle for farmers.

Goblins
A breed of small, swarthy, malicious being although ‘goblin’ as a term is often used as a general name for thee uglier inhabitants of Faerie. They sometimes appear in the shape of animals which appropriately reflects their bestial nature. They are the thieves and villains of Faerie, companions to the Dead, especially on Halloween.

Golem
A Jewish zombie like spirit who is to avenge a wrongful death.

Good Neighbors
One of the most common Scottish and Irish names for the fairies.

Good People
The Irish often referred to their Sidhe in this manner. (See Daoine Maithe)

Grant
A small horse which stands upright; each Grant is attached to a particular place and when he senses danger will tun through the town shouting warnings.

Green Children, The
The fairy are recorded in the medieval chronicles under such a name.

Green Lady of Caerphilly, The
Takes on the appearance of Ivy when she is not walking through the ruined castles she haunts.

Greencoaties
The name for the fairies that dwell in Lincolnshire Fen country.

Greenies
The euphemistic name used for the fairies in Lancashire, associated with the Jacobean Fairies.

Grey Neighbours, the
One of the euphemistic names for the fairies given by the Shetlanders to the Trows, the small gray clad goblins whom the Shetlanders used to propitiate and fear, using against them many of the means used all over the islands as protection against fairies.

Guillyn Veggey
The Little Boys is a Manx term for the fairies who dwell on the Isle of Man.

Gwragedd Annwn, The
Are Welsh water faeries, beautiful Lake Maidens who occasionally take mortals to be their husbands. One well known legend tells of a young man who used to graze his cattle by a small lake near the Black Mountains. One day he saw a most enchanting creature rowing gently to and fro in a golden boat on the surface of the lake. He fell deeply in love with her and offered her some of the bread he had brought from home for his midday meal. She answered that the bread was too hard and disappeared into the depths. The young man’s mother gave him some unbaked dough to take with him the next day and he offered this to the faerie but she answered that it was too soft and again disappeared. On the third day he took some lightly baked bread, which passed. Three figures rose from the lake, and old man with a beautiful daughter on either side of him. The girls were identical and the father told the young farmer that he was willing to offer him the daughter with whom he was in love if he could point her out. The farmer would have given up in despair but one slightly moved her foot and he, recognizing her slipper, won her hand. The young farmer was warned that he would lose his wife if he ever should strike her three times causelessly. The Gwragedd Annwn had some curious faerie ways; would weep at weddings and laugh at funerals, which led her husband to strike her, and she was forced to leave him. Though her sons she had left behind with all of their faery teachings they became great physicians.

Gwyllion / gwithleeon
The evil mountain fairies of Wales. They are hideous female spirits who waylay and mislead travelers by night on the mountain roads. They were friends and patrons of the goats, and might indeed take goat form.