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Of Celtic origin, Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas of Devon and Cornwall.
Akin to the Irish and Scottish Aos Sí, pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringforts, or menhirs.
In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, although mischevious, they are short of stature, and attractively childlike; they are fond of dancing, and gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance and play through the night, demonstrating parallels with the Cornish plen-an-gwari or troyl, Scottish céilidh and Breton Fest Noz. Folk celebrations originating in the medieval period.
In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wear a green outfit with pointed hat, although traditional stories describe them wearing dirty ragged bundles of rags, which they happily discard for gifts of new clothes.
Sometimes their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the temple ends. These, however, are Victorian era conventions and not part of the older mythology.