Pixies Real or Myth?-Pixies Are Not Fairies

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Pixies are said to be mythical creatures of folklore. Pixies are considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall England. The belief and name are suggested to come from Celtic origin.

Pixies are not fairies. There are several differences between the them. As you can tell from the picture above they do not have wings. 

Pixies are described as being mischievous. They have pointed ears . Pixies are smaller than fairies. They are about 4 inches high, it is said they are as tall as a human hand is long and can even become as tall as a human. Pixies are poorly dressed and sometimes known to also be naked, whereas fairies are dressed very elegantly. In modern day time pixies are described as wearing green clothes and they wear pointy hats.

Pixies are known to live in gardens. They also live in wooded areas and in caves. They appear to live about 20 years or so. They will do whatever it takes to defend their territory. Pixies create their own habitat.

When you see a pixie they move quickly so when you take a look it may be that you did see it but it will be there for only a moment.

Pixies have been known to also defend people that love and care for them. Be careful if you have ponies or small horses because a pixie will steal them.

The earliest publication of the three little pigs was in 1853 from Dartmoor it has three pixies in the place of the pigs. Pixies were first mentioned in 1824 in the UK.However, they pre date Christian presence in Britain. 313 AD was the first Christians in Britain. In the Christian era they were said to be the souls of children who had died un-baptised. These children would change their appearance to pixies once their clothes were placed in clay funeral pots used in their earthly lives as toys.

1869 some were suggesting that the name pixie was a racial remnant of Pictic tribes who used to paint their skin blue, an attribute often given to pixies. The picts gave their name to a type of Irish pixie called Pecht. (there is no proven connection).

In Cornwall and Devon before the mid 19th century pixies and fairies were taken seriously. Many books were devoted to the belief of peasantry are filled with incidents of pixies manifesting. Some locations are named for the pixies associated with them.

Devon Pixie Day 

In Devon a group of rocks are named after the pixies that are said to live there near Challacombe.

In East Devon a town called Ottery St. Mary celebrates an old tradition called “Pixie Day”. The celebration takes place on the Saturday nearest to June 24th. Or Mid Summers Day it began in the 15th Century.st_mary,_ottery_st_mary,_devon_-_geograph.org.uk

The Bells in St. Mary’s Church were hung in 1454 in the bell tower. The bells were taken from Wales and escorted by monks on their journey.The pixies heard of this and cast a spell on the monks to redirect them from the road to Otteri to a road leading to the cliffs edge in Sidmouth because they knew that the bells ringing meant their death knell rule over the land. Just as the Monks were about to go over the cliff one had stubbed his toe on a rock and said “God bless my soul” and the spell was broken. However the spell was not completely broken each year on a day in June the pixies come out and capture the bells ringers and imprison them in Pixie’s Parlor to be rescued by the vicar of Otteri ST. Mary. This is reenacted each year by the Cub Scouts and Brownie Troops and a pixie parlor is placed in the town square for the reenactment.  Apparently the pixies had to flee in exile and were not heard from for about 500 years. The bells are rung to upset the pixies so much that they have to retreat to “Pixie’s Parlour” which are local caves nearby.


600 pixies were said to have gathered together for dancing and laughing in a circle that appeared One of the pixies named Omafra lost his laugh. He searched the ancient burial places of Kings of Cornwall St. Breock Downs. He waded through Dogmary pool on Bodmin Moor until King Arthur restored his laugh in the form of a chough (crow).

In some areas pixies and fairies are still believed to be real.

Some legends and historical accounts claim pixies as having near human stature. A member of the Elfond Family in Tavistock, Devon hid from Cornwallis troops in a pixie house. This house is still accessible it’s a natural cavern on Sheepstor. The entrance has become narrow over time.

Fairies and Pixies battled each other (they are natural enemies) at Buck-land St. Mary, Somerset. The Pixies victory in this battle caused the fairies to relocate. The Pixies still visit the area so it is said.

Their contact with humans diminished by the early 19th century according to a 1824 book written by Samuel Drew titled “Cornwall”   

Erwin Saunders

While doing my research on this subject I have found something very interesting. There is a man named Erwin Saunders who has been busy looking for what he calls the “Morsu Pixies”. Just to give a little bit of information about Erwin Saunders he goes into the forest and he is on his own. No crew to carry his equipment he appears to be a little forgetful but what he is doing is waiting to see the creatures come out from hiding. I think it would take a while for the creatures to show themselves due to not many people looking for them. Like any other creature would in the wild. 

I would like to share this clip and you tell me do you think this is real or some kind of hoax. 

In my mind this appears to be very real and this is the proof that I needed to get my point across that when we are told that these things are just a myth whomever decided to call it that obviously don’t know what they are talking about this also could suggest that these other so called “MYTHS” are real as well. Why do they call them myths in the first place could it be possibly that they are not willing to research the truth or maybe it is another control issue. This goes to question that maybe people aren’t as crazy as they are made out to be. These are recent clips (about a year ago). It could be these are the “little people” that the Native American Indians have legends about What do you think?

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