EARTH FAERIES.

FOLKTALES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD TELL OF FAERY CREATURES WHO LIVE DEEP IN THE EARTH ; IN ROCKS AND ROOTS, CAVES AND MINES. 
GNOMES, ACCORDING TO ANCIENT WRITINGS CAN SWIM THROUGH SOLID EARTH AS EASILY AS FISH CAN SWIM THROUGH WATER. IN ANCIENT JEWISH CABALISTIC TRADITION, 
GNOMES ARE SAID TO DWELL AT THE VERY CENTER OFTHE EARTH.THE KNOCKERS ARE A DIMINUTIVE RACE FOUND IN MINES AND QUARRIES THROUGHOUT EUROPE......IT IS SAID THEY HATE WHISTLING.

TREE SPIRITS, FROM THE DRYADS OF THE GREEKS, ARE ROOTED IN THE EARTH ELEMENT, AS ARE BROWNIES, GOBLINS AND PIXIES . 
ACCORDING TO FOLK LORE FAERY WOMAN CALLED " WOOD WIVES " RUN THROUGH THE FORESTS OF SCANDINAVIA, FROM THE FRONT THEY ARE BEGUILING SEDUCTIVE CREATURES, BUT AT THE BACK THEY ARE HOLLOW.
IN ITALY THE SILVANE (WOOD WOMEN) MATE WITH THE SILVAN I(WOOD MEN) TO PRODUCE " FOLLETI" , WHO ARE MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE FAERIES OF THAT LAND.

ANCIENT EARTHWORKS, AND BURROWS, ARE OFTEN FAIRY ABODES. THE TYLWYTH TEG (THE FAIRY FOLK OF WALES) ARE SAID TO LIVE UNDER THE EARTH. THE SIDHE (NOBLE FAIRY RACE) LIVE IN IRISH BURIAL MOUNDS .
EARTH FAERIES SUCH AS THESE ARE THE SPIRITUAL FORCE OF NATURE, REFLECTING ITS POWER, ITS MOODS AND ITS CYCLES.