FIRE FAERIES
THIS IS THE ENERGY MOST VENERATED.
VARIOUS MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE ARE CREDITED ABOUT BRINGING FIRE TO HUMANS. FIRE HAS CAPACITY FOR GREAT GOOD AND GREAT HARM. IN MOST SOCIETY, FIRE HAS RELIGIOUS AND MAGICAL PROPERTIES, AND IT IS THE DUTY OF THE SHAMAN TO KEEP THE SACRED FIRE BURNING. FAERIES ALWAYS ATTRACT AND FLITTER AROUND BURNING FIRES.
IF A HEARTH FAERIE IS NEGLECTED IT CAUSES UNTOLD DAMAGE.


THE "AITVARAS" IS A FEIRY HOUSEHOLD FAERIE - KNOWN IN LITHUANIA. IF A FAMILY MOVES HOUSE, THE FIRE OF THEIR NEW HOME MUST BE LIT BY A BRAND FROM THE OLD, SO AS TO WELCOME IN THE FAMILIES FAERIE INTO HIS NEW DWELLING. SUPPER IS LEFT OUT FOR THE FAERIE EACH NIGHT TO AID HIM IN HIS BUSY WORK OF PROTECTING AGAINST HOSTILE SPIRITS.

SUPERNATURAL SMITHS ARE ALSO POWERFUL CREATURES OF THE FIRE ELEMENT.
GIRRU, THE BABYLONIAN GOD OF METALWORKING REPRESENTS THE PURIFYING ASPECTS OF FIRE AS IT BURNS EVIL AWAY.
WAYLAND, IS A FAMOUS SMITH OF FAERYLAND IN MANY OLD FOLKTALES , RENOWNED THROUGHOUT THE BRITISH ISLES FOR THE BEAUTY OF HIS FAERY SWORDS.

 

 

FIRE FAERIES COME IN A VARIETY OF NAMES AND SHAPES : SALAMANDERS, FIRE FEYS, FIRE DRAKES, AND DRACHEN.

THEY TRAVE THROUGH THE AIR AS BURNING SPARKS OR STREAKS OF INTENSE LIGHT, AND THEY LEAVE FAINT TRACES OF UNPLEASANT ODOUR LIKE SULPHUR HANGING IN THE AIR.
FIRE FAERIES ARE GREAT TO HAVE AS FARM WORKERS, AT KENNELS AND STABLES.
THEY BRING WEALTH TO TO THEIR MASTERS, COLLECTING GIFTS AND GOLD FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
BUT THEY ARE VOLATILE - DEMANDING PROMPT GRATITUDE. ONE SLIGHT AND A MANS WORDLY GOODS CAN BE CONSUMED IN THE FIRE OF THEIR ANGER.

FIRE FAERIES REPRESENT THE DUALISTIC NATURE OF THE FIRE ELEMENT. THEY ARE EMBODIMENTS OF DESTRUCTIVE AND REGENERATIVE EXTREMES FOUND IN NATURE.