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Fairy Names

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Themselves
They, or Them that’s in it. The most common Manx names used in place of the word “fairy”, which was generally considered an unlucky word to use. It is sometimes said that “themselves” are the souls of those drowned in Noah’s flood.

Tiddy Ones, Tiddy Men, or Tiddy People.
The Lincolnshire fenman’s nature spirits, which are also referred to as the Yarthkins or Strangers. Most of them were undifferentiated, a drifting mass of influenced and powers rather than individuals. The one among them personally known and almost beloved was the Tiddy Mun, who was invoked in times of flood to withdraw the waters.

Tokolosh
A South African faerie; Tokolosh is a sullen spirit who lives beside streams, throwing stones into the water on still nights. He is famous for frightening lone travelers, usually by jumping on a small animal or bird and strangling it so that the poor animal’s panicked cry alarms the traveler. He is described as being something like a baboon, but smaller and without a tail, and covered with black hair.

Trolls
Cave Dwellers, Scandinavian faeries who hate sunlight.

Trooping Fay or Faery
The Faery have been divided into two main classes: trooping and Solitary. It is a distinction that hold good throughout the British Isles, and is indeed valid wherever fairy beliefs are held. The trooping fay can be large or small, friendly or sinister. They tend to wear green jackets, while the Solitary Faery wear red jackets. They can range from the Heroic Faery to the dangerrous and malevolent Sluagh, or tose Diminutive Fairies who include the tiny nature spirits that make the fairy rings with their dancing and speed the growth of flowers.

Trows
Live on the Shetland Islands, similiar to the Scandinavian Trolls and like them, have an aversion to daylight. They are frequently observed performing a curious lop
sided dance called ‘Henking’

Tylwyth Teg / terlooeth teig
The Fair Family. The most unusual name for Welsh fairies, though they are sometimes called Bendith Y Mammau, in an attempt to avert their kidnapping activities by invoking a euphemistic name. They are fair haired, and love golden hair. They dance and make fairy rings. They are like the Daoine Sidhe, and dwell underground or under water. The fairy maidens are easily won as wives and will live with human husbands for a time. The danger of visiting them in their own country lies in the miraculous passage of time in Faery land. They give riches totheir favourites, but these gifts vanish if they are spoken of.