When I talk about faeries, I mean...
I often get the impression that when I talk about faeries and someone else talks about faeries, we are talking about two different things entirely. (The new agey view in particular makes me want to smash things and, yes, I know I should learn to be more tolerant, but I don't want to.) This has led me to wonder... who else is like me?
Do others here read folk tales and take their understanding of faeries from them?
When I think of faeries, I think of the Nuckelavee, fuaths, trolls, púcas, alps, maras, strigoi, huldrefolk, kelpies and other water horses, hags, goblins, spriggans, red caps, etc. Who else does?
When I say I identify as a faerie, I mean I identify as like those. I can't pinpoint which kind exactly (other than being some kind of chaotic shapeshifter) and I'm not in a rush to, but I know I'm one of the monsters. Is anyone else?
(Insert usual disclaimer about how there is no scientific evidence and I am most likely nuts.)
I'm the one with the power around here. -Rumplestiltskin