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The Fae folk, or faerie, are of mythical beings or legendary creatures based in the supernatural realm of the fae. Many different cultures have different ideas of what constitutes fae folk. While the fae are corporeal creatures, they are very closely associated with nature spirits (such as the various nymphs) who are often also called fae despite technically being a different group of entities.

In some folklore, Fae are divided into Seelie (Beneficial) and Unseelie (Malicious) Courts. Seelie fae may enjoy performing pranks on humans, while Unseelie fae may enjoy harming humans in some way.

In other folklore the Fae are divided into courts represented by the seasons. The Spring and Summer Courts roughly align with the Seelie, while the Autumn and Winter Courts have a more Unseelie bent.

- Fae of the Spring Court tend to be the most indicative of Nature's life, whether peppy and lively or calm and introspective.
- Those of the Summer Court tend to be arrogant and hot-headed, often downright cruel to mortal kind though not without cause.
- Autumn fae are more malevolent and often devious in their dealings with others. While often cruel tricksters, they often have a twisted sense of honor.
- Winter fae are downright cruel and wicked. They are cold toward mortalkind and don't bother to hide their foul deeds.

One persistent folk legend among fae is that they steal babies from humans and leave a faerie baby in their place, called a changeling.

This general category covers various ethnic, national or local terms which may be used in place of faerie or fairy. See


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