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Fachan The
From the West Highlands of Scotland. 

The dialect name in Northumberland. 

Fair Family or Fair Folk
The euphemistic name used by the Welsh for the fairies. (See Tylwyth Teg. 

Farisees or Pharisees
The Suffolk name for fairies. The Suffolk children used to be confused between the farisees and the biblical mentions of the Pharises. 

The dialect name in Northumberland. 

A small fairy that is indicated as being, green coated, generally red capped, and with the usual fairy traits of love of dancing and music. 

The fairies of Upper Brittany. 

A type of Brownie from the Isle of Man. A willing worker of prodigious strength, the Fenoderee performs many labours for the farmers of Man. The Fenoderee was a member of the Ferrishyn the faerie tribe of Man, until he made the mistake of absenting himself from their Autumn festival to court a mortal girl. His good looks were taken from him and he became the solitary, ugly creature he is now. 

Feriers or Ferishers
Another Suffolk name for the fairies. 

The usual name for the Shetland and Ocadian fairies. 

Ferrishyn / Ferrishin
A Manx name for the fairie tribe; the singular is “ferrish”. They are the Trooping Fairies of Man, though there does not seem to be any distinction between them and the Sleih Beggey. They are less aristocratic than the fairies of Ireland and Wales, and they have no named fairy king or queen. They were small, generally described as three feet in height, though sometimes as one foot. They could hear whatever was said out of doors. Every wind stirring carried the sound to their ears, and this made people very careful to speak of them favorably. 

The Fates of Upper Brittany. 

Fir Darrig / Fear dearg
Delights in practical joking of a rather gruesome nature and therefore it is probably safer to humor him. 

Foawr / fooar)
Manx equivalent of Highland Fomorians/giants, stone throwing. 

The Norfolk and Suffolk, local version of the word “fairy”. 

A sort of personal spirit. They often take an animal form. The Native Americans call them “fetches” and use them as totems. They serve mostly as personal guardians.


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