Emerging during daylight, these pixies burst into joyous dance whenever they discover one of the many delectable blessings of the forest. Encountering a circle of dancing fairies is said to bring good fortune, for one is sure to find nourishing delicacies that will aid in one's travels.
Pixies (also pixy, pixi, pizkie, piskies and pigsies) are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringfort or menhirs. In modern use, the term can be synonymous with fairies or sprites. However, in folklore there is a traditional enmity, even war, between the two races.
In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and attractively childlike; they are fond of dancing and gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance or sometimes wrestle, through the night. In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat.
Artwork by Ahn Sohee aka xxxsof.