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Tiny men who live underground, or in mushrooms, or at times house hold fairies.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabouter
Kadyr Os (Thvinian)
A spirit referred to as 'at the mouth of.' Shamans helpers were the 'grim owners of the forest' they were protectors of the shaman when he battled evil spirits
A blood sucking, one legged forest spirits which look like a monkey with a mouth like a fly.
Forest spirit who lives in pairs and brings good fortune.
A sake jar which comes to life, and gains the ability to produce an endless amount of sake while also growing hairy legs and arms.
Princess Yasunaga (Japan) (Kami)
A Kami of a river. She lived which lived in pool under a waterfall and would bring rain when asked. She was driven away by a giant crab before a wood cutter accidentally killed the crab by dropping his ax into the pool of water.
Kadiu ' o-Thunder (Siberian)
A powerful being whose brother was injured in a battle and so must stay with him. But as long as he stays the temperature remains hot and the rivers dry up. In order to deal with this situation the shaman cured Kadiu's brother so they would return home and it would start raining again.
Water spirits which are usually dangerous but which can also be helpful.
Kara Kara (Altaian)
Protective spirit referred to as three horned was the owner of the territory of the clan Ochy.
Geese belonging to Utkuchi on which the shamans spirit returns to earth when he sends his spirit into the heavens.
(Juniper), the lovely fairy type girl who helps to herd cattle.
A wood spirit (most likely a form of Scrat) which haunts the Fichtelberg and is used to frighten children (If you don't clean your room the Katzenveit will get you). He is rough and hairy looking, wears a red cap as most fairies do and loves to frolic in the cellars and kitchen.
Small fairy type beings who wore green, blue or red clothes which were often depicted as being rags. They often lived or visited barns ans granaries in the dim light of evening, cloudy days, or moonlight where they would often help with the harvest and the growing of plants. They were honored in spring festivals where people would where horns or animal heads and mustaches and beards made with rooster feathers, wool, fur and so on.
The Kaukas could also live underground, in hills, and forests much like fairy like beings throughout Europe.
A spirit which enjoys scaring children. She often appeared as a tall girl dressed in blue with long braids and blue eyes. She would cook dumplings and invite people to eat with her. She would also appear in the form of the husband of a woman who's husband had gone missing. Though she was usually found out during meals for she had the teeth of a horse and the feet of a cow.
Mischievous and at times dangerous forest spirit who loves to play pranks on people, and may occasionally tickle them to death. Yet on especially cold days they'll enter hunting camps to sit by the fire. During this time they won't hurt the hunters and will even share dumplings with them.
A spirit which lives in a hut deep in the forest and controls wolves. They were dangerous but would let those go who could guess a riddle. In one story he turned someone he kidnapped into a sheep.
Appearing as a nearly eight foot tall hairy man who smokes a big ganja pipe and wears a belt which allows them to become invisible to humans. The Kapre can befriend people, though they often would play pranks on them, typically by causing travelers to loose their way in the mountains or forests. They could cause people to become confused even in familiar surroundings. Thus people affected by the Kapre might forget that they are in their own yard or fields.
As nature spirits they can cause the trees to rustle, smoke to rise from a tree. They also cause abundant fireflies in forests (which come from the sparks of their pipe). Often those tricked by the kapre will hear laughter but see no source for it.
River otters with magical powers, they could create illusions, appear to be somewhere they were not, and change shape. They were usually believed to be dangerous and would at times steal men's testicles or kill people.
A spirit which renders assistance to the shaman and might posses him in order to ask questions of the shamans audience. Usually summoned after the ritual of purification. They had a tail and would catch bad spirits and escort them away from the ritual place.
The guardian of roadways to whom white chickens were sacrificed. He was at times said to reside in stones alongside the road.
A water fairy which can appear as a large horse which will try to lure people (especially children and woman) onto his back so that he may run into the lake or river and drown them. They may also appear as handsome young men or woman.
A horrible smelling red haired kappa like creature which lives in banyan trees. It uses its long arms and legs to snag octopus, fish and crabs from the water below its tree.
Evil forest spirit which leads people astray at night with the help of illusions which make the world seem different from the way it really is. They can also change shape and in one story it came to a man who was in the bath in the shape of his wife and lead him outside making him think that the ground was covered in snow and the path was in a different location then it was so the man wandered far off into the forest before realizing what had happened.Keremet (Mari-El)
The primary fairy like beings of the Mari-El People
Ker Buura (Altaian)
Protective spirit referred to as being 'of the milky lake.'
Beautiful beings that are about the same size as a toddler, they have golden teeth and long hair that reaches their backwards facing feet.They live within trees and bushes. Even though it is a wilderness spirit it cleans the area around its tree, sweeping constantly. They live in clusters and love to sing. Though not out right evil they do often steal food from people, especially yams. Though it gives magical gifts to humans who befriend it.
Mischievous child sized fairy like beings that live in banyon trees and often travel along the beach where they play pranks. When they climb up onto a persons chest they are able to make it so that the person is unable to move, though they bring luck to those who befriend them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kijimuna
Wife of the Domovoi.
A brownie like fairy which inhabits mills.
Foxes who are very popular in Japanese folk tales as trickster figures.
Kit with the Candlestick (Engliish)
Another name for Will o the Wisp
Khan Deer (Tuvan)
A mountain range to which the shaman would appeal to for success in a hunt by sprinkling holy water and offering blue ribbon. They would also ask that those who did not appeal to the mountain range not be able to steal from it. In legend hunters killed so many animals in this mountain range that their blood became a river.
Khoor Albys (Thvinian)
Spirit of the Taiga covered mountans which were invoked during shaman rituals. They would be summoned to come and play on on the shaman. They would be asked to blow in from everywhere and soar with the whirlwind.
Kidaii Masquin (Yakut)
A fire spirit who was the first blacksmith and the inventor of iron. He lives in an iron house surrounded by flames. He is also a healer spirit which cures broken bones and tempers the souls of shamans.
Klaas Vaak (Netherlands)
An elf that would put people to sleep by throwing grains of sand on them.
A name for earth colored fairies in the Scottish Lowlands
Spirits of still born babies who were buried under the threshold of a house became household spirits which often took the form of a soaking wet chicken, a duck, goose, magpie, crow, cat or even a human. They were generally helpful to their family and house but often stole from the neighbors. (Those still borns not buried under the threshold became evil spirits called Poroniec)
Fairies that help miners. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker_(folklore)
A bogie who taps behind the wainscot to frighten children
Child size fairies which can either live in homes or in mines.
Kojin (Japan) (Kami)
Kami of the fire and hearth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Djin
Straw from the last grain harvested which was made into a hare. The spirit inside this was good and could be brought into the barn to spend the winter before being brought back out in the spring.
A place where spirit puppets (dolls which hold the spirits of the dead) are stored. If someone spent the night in one of these they would died, and if they were burnt you would hear the cries of the spirits of the dead as the fire consumed them.
General name for the spirit of the corn which was honored in order to insure a good harvest.
A house fairy which appears as a black cat, they tend to steal money and supplies from the neighbors for the people in their household.
The personification of fertility. They were spirits depicted in spring rituals.
Fairy like beings which have beautiful hair and bright red eyes with which they can bewitch people. Or they can be small black and hairy, wearing flat hats and velvet ribbons. The girls can sometimes wear purple caps. Pierre Dubois described them as one horned dwarfs with goats feet and iron claws shaped like a cat. They haunt caves, the fountains and moors.
Often attributed to fairy rings, which form from their circle dancing at dusk.
Korred's Grotto (German)
Caves which lead to the dwarves homes where they live underground in magnificent chambers, where they forge weapons and all manner of wondrous items. They will also capture heroes and men and bring them down, occasionally loading them up with treasure as gifts or keeping them forever. Dietrich Von Bern for example was fetched away by such a dwarf.
A mythological character of the seasons, she is the embodiment of spring and fertility used in fertility rituals for fields. Often a young girl was dressed in a long white dress, with oak leaves in her hands. Other times a greed dress was used. Other times scarecrow figures were erected to represent the Kostrama.
Punishes bad children at Christmas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
Dangerous spirits which would settle into a house. They would move objects and make noise at night. Sometimes these noises were so loud and troublesome that the Kreacher would drive the people out.
Kud'ai deer (Even)
Protective spirits of reindeer with divine marks such as those who were white or piebald and only those with a ball of hair on their necks. This ball could bring luck to those who cut it off and formed it into a small rope. If someone is sick or hurt the shaman brings the Kud'ai to help heal the person.
Should a kud'ai die people wouldn't touch it. Shamans might also transfer illness to the kudai.
Reindeer were a gift from the Hovki, the god of the sun and so are animals of the heavens.
Kudə bodəz (Mari-El)
(Also known as little hut spirit)
The family deity which inhabits the holy corner of the hut which is often divided from the rest of the hut and where dried twigs are placed for it and at times little wooden figurines. They appear to family members in dreamsin order to provide them with information and aid.
Sacrifices of cereal and the blood of a black sheep, hen or hare are made to it and are placed on a shelf in the holy corner. Such sacrifices are often made when a person has neglected this spirit causing them to become ill.
Is the ghost of a pregnant woman who died while giving birth. She appears as a beautiful woman with long flowing hair, wearing a long white shirt. They travel into villages to drain people of their blood. They can be kept away from children by putting sharp pieces of metal near where the baby sleeps. Further they can be killed by putting nails in a hole in the back of their neck.
The patroness of foxes who was asked in prayers to bring the animals to the hunters traps.
Crane wife or crane girl
The soul of a person which might be taken by an evil spirit making the person ill. The kut was often imagined to be a bird and was asked to flutter and fly back to the person who was sick.
A spirit which lived underwater except at Christmas when it would come out. It was very dangerous and would drag people into the water with it, so people stayed in to avoid it.
The moon goddess
Every lake and stream, forest and swamp, even the flowers and trees are living beings with intelligent souls or so went the philosophy of the ancient Finns. These spirits often known as haltia (a term meaning governor or steward) acts rules over some aspect of nature such as the back woods, or the mountains. Prayers to the haltia were extremely common as people saught their help in protecting the cattle, finding the treasures which were buried underground, successfully hunting for game and more.
In addition to being the spirit of the forest every persona has their own haltia
“a wizard in working himself into an ecstasy invokes his haltia to rise from its hole, from under a fallen tree, or stone, or moss, or wherever it may be, and mentions its brilliant eyes and spotted cheek, as if he had a snake in his mind's eye. The technical term for being in an ecstasy (olla haltiossansa l. haltioisansa) means literally 'to be in one's haltia or among one's haltia,' in other words, 'to be in the spirit or among the spirits.' From the above examples we see that the heavens, the earth, the forest, the mountain, and individual men, have each their spirit, ruler, or guardian. Such an idea goes back to the earliest times.”
People who would detach their heads form their bodies and send them flying out to drain the blood of babies.
One shaman's main helper spirit which dwells within a copper mirror.
Female spirits which haunt the mountains often thought to be the ghosts of virgins who died young.
Spirit of polish fields
A water dragon which terrorizes the land around Lambton hall until a knight slays it
A bearded white deer, most often seen with one bright eye which wears a tall black hat. It is a protector of the other animals of the forest and will try to lure hunters to shoot at it rather than the other animals. If it gets shot it turns into a powerful dwarf like creature and attacks the hunter.
Laman Lupa (Philippines)
Little people who live in the earth. They consider themselves the true owners of the land and so demand offerings from people before people plant or harvest. Such offerings include the blood of a red rooster. If this isn't done it will cause a blight on peoples crops.
The ghost of a woman who died during the forty days of uncleanness (women were considered unclean for 40 days after giving birth) or while giving birth to a stillborn child. The mothers grief in this causes her spirit to come back as a beautiful woman dressed in green, with long nails and ankle length hair. They can also take the form of a long taloned owl. They tend to live off of fish and so haunt the coast. They are jealous of pregnant woman and so will often attack these. One can tame them by cutting her nails and stuffing he hair into the hole at the back of her neck.
Soul of aborted (or later unbaptized) children who appeared as black birds. They caused small amounts of wind and whirls in the air. Originally they were not harmful to people but under Christianity they became devils who had sexual contact with people.
Evil spirits of the dead. If you looked out a window at night one of them might snatch you. If you dreamed about a dead person it meant that they might be coming for you.
Though the dead could also bring happiness. So in some cases people would stay the night with the corpses of their recently deceased loved ones in return for advice or magical gifts from the Latter (spirits) of these.
Latter could also mean supernatural being, of other sorts as well, especially fairy like beings.
Laukų dvasios (Lithuania)
Sprits of the field who could appear as nude woman, Kiškis (hare), Meška (bear), Lapė (fox), Katinas (tomcat), Bubis, Bubas, Bubė, Baubas, Babaužis, Bobas, Maumas (bugaboo), Raudongalvis (red-headed), Raudongerklis (red-throated), Žaliaakis (green-eyed), Paplėštakis, Guda, Dizikas, Smauglys (boa), Ruginis (spirit of rye), Papiokė, Pypalas, Žebris, Arklys (horse), Vilkas (wolf).
The Laumės are female fairy like creatures.
Laukų dvasios (Lithuania)
Spirits of the field who could appear as nude woman, Kiškis (hare), Meška (bear), Lapė (fox), Katinas (tomcat), Bubis, Bubas, Bubė, Baubas, Babaužis, Bobas, Maumas (bugaboo), Raudongalvis (red-headed), Raudongerklis (red-throated), Žaliaakis (green-eyed), Paplėštakis, Guda, Dizikas, Smauglys (boa), Ruginis (spirit of rye), Papiokė, Pypalas, Žebris, Arklys (horse), Vilkas (wolf).
Little people who cause mischief such as riding animals (dogs, sheep, etc) until they are exhausted. They also tie the hair of animals and people into knots. Though oddly enough they have a sense of fair play, protecting the poor (especially farmers) from their bosses, etc. They are very intelligent.
Being internally duelistic they both steal from people but also help people to find money. They have huge stashes of treasure and so often a farmer or boy will catch them and try to force them to tell the farmer where it is, but the Lauru almost always outsmarts the human in the end. Though if you can manage to steal the Lauru's hat or scarf you'll become rich as they will pay a lot to get these back, or these items will transfer power to the person holding them.
Lazy Lawrence (English)
A fairy of the orchard who curses those who steal from the orchard to get cramps and pains.
Leanan Sidhe (Irish)
A fairy which inspires poets in return for their love
Llamhigyn Y Dwr (Welsh Fairy)
Called the Water Leaper in English the Llamhigyn Y Dwr is described as a giant frog with a bat's wings instead of forelegs, a long tail and stinger instead of hind legs
It haunts fishermen breaking their fishing lines and while leap out of the water to eat them or livestock.
An old hag which needed a crutch. She would lure children into her forest cabin and then keep them by force.
Often spiteful, but not evil, this fairy loves to tell dirty jokes, jump on stomachs of sleeping people and so forth. They may also provide people with luck, however, such as by providing them with winning lottery numbers.
A fairy who makes shoes for the fairy court and hides pots of gold which it receives as payment.
Les Lavandières (Brittany)
One of the Celtic Washer Woman who act as death omens.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Lavandi%C3%A8res
The forest king, he controls animals and throws wild parties which uproot trees.
Lesnyye zhëny (Komi)
(Forest Wife) Was a werewolf like being which would marry hunters, living with them in their hunting hut but they were unable to cross water.
Witches which during the day appear to be ordinary humans. At night however they use potions to change their shape into tigers, monkeys, pigs, or other animals. They can also send their head flying out to suck the blood of babies which are still in the womb.
A beautiful guardian fairy.
The spirit of misfortune
The weavers of fate in Lithuanian and Latvian lore.
A water dragon.
A shaggy old forest spirit which could appear naked or dressed in brown and a cap of marten fur. They could appear normal size or as tall as a tree, with hairy hands and feet.
In one tale he appeared as a little old man with a green beard. They were shape changers however and so could appear as a moss covered tree, an animal, a drunk man, a fungus, or anything else. It can also appear as fiery serpent and attack people in this form.
They are often considered to be dangerous beings which knock people over in the forest, or at times kills them.
He likes peace and quite in his forest and thus hates people who whistle at night or do other loud things in the forest. Though he himself is a mischievous creature. In order to escape him him one needs to turn their shirts inside out and wear their shes on the wrong foot.
Still it could also be helpful, it would provide people with knowledge of the future, help to find lost cows. Further hey protect the forest animals acting as a herder of the wild. It was also believed that if you offered him rye flour or eggs at forest cross roads he would help to keep wild animals from eating your farm animals as well.
Lob Lie by the Fire
A house fairy
A water fairy that loves the arts of music and weaving and gets furious with anyone who makes mistakes at these.
A spirit of water and sky, they are believed to be a mediator between worlds (the spirits of the water and heavens). For this reason shamans will often imitate the sounds of the loon during a séance.
Word for Alder tree which was magical tree with a strong spirit. Weapons made from it could kill sorcerers such that they couldn't come back to life.
Loz can be a confusing number of beings some which are good, neutral or evil.
As evil beings they are assistants of the ultimate evil, the lord of the underworld. They can be male or female. They live in families and breed like rabbits, with many new ones being constantly born. They would steal the souls of children,
The evil spirits feared lightning and thunder and would possess trees or people to try to hide from these, as the lord of lightning would try to strike them down. These evil spirits were covered in dog like fur and a single eye in their forehead.
Aspen wold could keep them away from children and homes, as could sharp iron objects.
They could enter people through their skin, mouth, nose, etc, like worms crawling about the blood vessels. They could also snatch away people's souls to take to the underworld.
They live in houses of stone, surrounded by human bones. They crap is so sticky that they use it to make traps that are a bit like fly paper, but are effective against humans, deer, and even bears.
They will always regenerate unless they are burnt. Even then they turn into noxious insects that continue to harm people that way.
Typically appearing as antropomorphic or zoomorphic beings who were able to transform into nearly any form they wanted.
A neutral beings they were often the spirit masters of natural elements or locations, with some of them being the lords of forests. Though the masters of locations tended to not be good or evil, but offerings had to made to them when passing through or hunting the area they ruled over.
As good beings they could also be a shamans helping spirits such as fox spirits or bear spirits, guiding and protecting shamans on their spirit journeys. In this case they were often represented by spirit dolls in the form of metal figures, or a wooden idol wearing crude clothing.
Lubberkin (Great Britain)
A form of house fairy.
A spirit who's name can be translated roughly to meadow. They appear as a little green ban with a shirt made out of grass. They are a field spirit who helps people to harvest but when angered can also hinder their ability by making the grain tougher to cut. They hate laziness and will attack those who fall asleep in the field.
In charge of snow white animals such as ermine
Only mentioned once in the songs that I have found;
"From waters of witches hast thou come, from the lilies on a landlocked lake, from Nixies’ lummekoira haunts, from a water-Hiisi's hole, from the sea's black mud, a thousand fathoms deep..."
The lunantishees are the tribes that guard the blackthorn trees or sloes; they let you cut no stick on the eleventh of November (the original November Day), or on the eleventh of May (the original May Day). If at such a time you cut a blackthorn, some misfortune will come to you.
A term for fairies in France. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutin
The embodiment of sorrow, grief, injustice, and so forth. They are often portrayed as a one eyed giant old woman. They live in big houses in the middle of the forest, or in abandoned windmills. Instead of beds they sleep on piles of bones from those they have eaten.
A malicious spirit which causes whirlpools, blizzards, and wind which scattered the hay in the fields. Tobacco was believed to drive it away.
A Queen of the Fairies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Mab
Tree spirits who will curse mortals who hurt the trees.
Beautiful forest spirits who protect animals and will give good luck to people who leave them offerings at the base of their trees.
Maiden (Great Britain)
Human girls have the unique ability to calm and capture many creatures such as the Afnac, unicorn, etc. It is likely that this is a remnant of Shamanistic traditions of the past. For the Indo-European's often and woman as oracles. Further there is some evidence of a relationship between the early Celts and the Altaic People's who have female shamans.
http://zeluna.net/english-fairytales-thestarsinthesky.html - A fairy tale which likely has some roots in vision quests.
Succubus or Incubus figure which rapes sleeping figures and devours their souls
A witch who sends spirits to possess people they don't like. The mambabarangs aren't a creature so much as they are ordinary people who have learned black magic. They will often torture and kill victims by sending insects to infest their bodies. To do this they steal a strand of hair from their chosen victim and tie it to the bugs or worms which they use much like a voodoo doll would be used.
Evil spirits which plagued pregnant woman and kidnapped newborn children, replacing the child with slow witted children. It was believed that they were women who died in childbirth or during pregnancy. They were portrayed as hairy old woman or as half woman half animal. A red ribbon or red cap could protect children from them.
A flying monster which hunts for babies and fetuses which it uses it's long tongue to snatch from houses. The name Manananggl can also be a witch who sends her upper torso out hunting at night. This torso is able to fly. As with the other manananggal she uses a long tongue to suck babies and fetuses out of woman. However she is a beautiful creature who will seduce men in order to lure them away so that she may devour them as well. She tends to eat the heart, liver, and stomach, rather than the flesh. Sunlight is very dangerous to her so if she can't find the lower half of her body by dawn she will die. Salt, ash and garlic can be placed on this lower half to prevent her from combining again.
Tiny yokai which appear as balls of hair and lurk in boxes where money is stored. They bit the fingers of anyone who tries to remove money from the boxes they inhabit.
They are female wood spirits who use song and dance to lure boys into the woods, where they may chop off their heads.
May Mou- (English)
A spirit akin to the Killmoulis, whereas it is " the girl with the hairy left-hand " which haunts Tulloch Gorms, and gives warning of a death in the Grant family
They are old men with a sturdy build which dress in red, with a turquoise jacket and a large hat. He is vindictive against those who betray trust. In one tale a girl trampled over his path, angering him so that he breathed in her face causing her to forget her previous life. He than brought her back to serve him, teaching her how to make butter and cheese while promising to teach her how to make wax. Before this could happen a hunter recognized her and brought her home, they tried to revive her memory but failed until at last an old lady gave her milk from a white goat at which point her memories returned. She was the one who taught her people how to make butter and cheese.
Medeina / Žvorūna (Lithuanian)
A Lithuanian forest godess.
Meg Moulach (Scotland)
A female house fairy who turned evil.
An Evil Forest Spirit
Melsh Dick (Britain)
A guardian of nut trees.
A forest fairy which appears as a tiny man. They love to riddle, struggle for dominance, etc.
Goddess of the forest and one of the primary creators of the sacred bears she is at various times the wife or daughter in law of Tapio.
She is asked at various times to help with haunts or to protect cattle grazing in the forest or those who are seeking to gather mushrooms and berries.
She heals animals through healing, or by treating baby chicks which have fallen from their nests and occasionally she’ll train a human in her healing arts.
Half Human Half Fish Water fairy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid
A form of mermaid which used red caps to transform.
Another word for fox
Is a tiny fairy which might swarm like mosquitoes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minairó
Moddy Dhoo (Manx)
A form of black dog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moddey_Dhoo
Said to be the spirits of children who died before they were baptized they are handsome with a gentle character (They also wear a red cap like most fairies). They usually appear to children with whom they spend a lot of time playing. They often play childish pranks on adults such as tickling their feet, pulling off their covers, or sitting on them while they sleep. They tie the hair of animals into knots.
They will whisper sweet words into the ears of beautiful girls and lick or pinch their cheeks.
They can vanish at will by clapping their hands in order to return to their home in a cave full of treasure.
Water spirits of sylphic beauty which live in underwater gardens and buildings of gold and crystal. They cause flooding which destroys crops and villages. They may also drown people.
A form of vampire which is born from the union of to strigoi (another from of vampire).
The spirit of the frost and cold.
Moss Folk, Wood Folk, Forest Folk, Wild Folk
Small in stature though somewhat larger than elves, gray colored beings are often hairy and clothed in moss. They act as Wood Wives. They helped out at a mill but were scared away when one of the workers offered them clothes.
A mysterious benevolent character who is the symbol of wisdom and prosperity.
Mother Žeminyke (Lithuanian)
The spirit of the good harvest. If a good harvest is desired one should sprinkle bread crumbs in the fields and pray to Mother Žeminyke to make the grain grow.
Mouros (Spanish Celtic)
Supernatural beings which were forced to take refuge under they earth where they gather a great treasure. They rarely leave their dwellings except to get food.
Muma Pădurii (Romanis)
A witch of the forest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muma_P%C4%83durii
A form of house fairy, they often aid people in a house bringing them luck or money. They also blow in the ears of sleepers to wake them when danger is coming. They can be problematic however for they like to touch beautiful women in their invisable state. You can get them to be beneficial with food, in return for their gifts. Though they will curse any who reveal that they live in a house. They tend ot come out at night to give people the treasures. Its unknown if these treasures come from the Munaciello themselves or if they are stolen from other people.
A half man half ram man who has horns on his head, an upper body of a man and legs of a ram. He wears a green suit and lives in the eastern part of the Catabrian Mountain. They act as the lord of the forest and are bitter enemies against loggers and hunters.
The spirit of unbaptiized children or a child left to die in the forest. They chase lone wanderers, jumping on their back and demanding to be carried to the graveyard so they can rest on hollowed ground. But their weight grows as they near the graveyard until they crush the person carrying them or get enraged and kill a person should they be unable to complete the task.
Beautiful shapeshifting water sprites of Scandinavia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neck_(water_spirit)
Similar to the Nacken of Scandinavia this spirit resides in murky pools of water and rivers, especially in dark places such as under bridges or docks. They pull people into the water to drown.
The Nakki has many appearances in mythology, for example as an ugly fishermen which can change into a beautiful three breasted women. A fish, a horse, or some other animal. Or as a handsome man which is ugly on their back.
Nang Kwak (Thai)
A spirit which appears as as a beautiful woman who typically wears a red dress. She is a household spirit, a bringer of luck who helps to bring money to a household and or business.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nang_Kwak
Nanny Button- cap
Spirit of whom the children sing : The moon shines bright, The stars give light, And little Nanny Button-cap Will come to-morrow night.
My Own Self (Enlish Fairy Tale)
The name of fairy which comes down the chimney and plays with a child. http://zeluna.net/english-fairytales-myownself.html
A tiny sprite which if touched by a candle by a mortal turns into a pile of coins.
A form of Grindylow
Nemdə kurək kuga jen (Mari-El)
A keremet who was once a great leader of humans but buried himself instructing people to only awaken him in case of a war. He has an invisible army which he is constantly drilling in the mountains so people can occasionally hear their shooting of guns. When cattle die in an epidemic it is thought to be his soldiers taking the food they need from the land.
He is worshiped during times of war.
He appears always in the form of a fine apple-grey horse on the sea-shore; but he may be distinguished from ordinary horses by the circumstance of his hoofs being reversed. If any one is so foolish as to mount him, he gallops off, and plunges into the sea with his burden. He can, however, be caught in a particular manner, tamed, and made to work.
Water fairies who are helpful and cheerful by nature, they are very polite. Though of course they also like to tease people They could also be dangerous however, for they would drown people at times.
Wicked hag of the forest which smells of moss.
A water horse (Read the Fairy Tale)
A mischievous faceless being which loves to use it's lack of face to terrorize people by revealing itself to them when they are alone. The person goes running off in horror and eventually comes to another person and in a panic tells them what they saw, and that's when the Nopperabo reveals themselves to be that second person as well.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noppera-b%C5%8D
The Spinners of fate, these fairies are the ones who control the world.
The King of the Connacht Fairies in Cnoc Meadha (or Castlehacket)
Appearing as a man with a thick beard and a big hat. He is the cloud master, often causing damage to fields. Though he can also be very kind. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuberu
A one eyed sea monster who came up onto land. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuckelavee
Nuno Sa Punso (Philippines)
Appearing as a very tiny old man with a long beard. They live in ant hills and termite mounds or under large rocks, trees, riverbanks, caves or even peoples backyards. They are easily angered and will do harm to those who disturb the places in which they live. They have the ability to curse people causing them to swell up.
They can cause many types of illness, and medicine is unable to cure that which they do. Thus only an albularyo (shaman) can cure the curses of the Nuno. Other times the victim's family would provide offerings of fruit, and other food or objects in order to get the nuno to forgive them.
If this doesn't work people might kill the nuno by crushing its head between one's fingers. In order to do this a fat woman would lay near their home at night. Having some strange affinity for large bodied mammals of the opposite sex the nuno would be lured out by this.
Nyypetti (Tapio’s son) (Finland)
Aids in herding cattle to summer pastures
Nyyrikki (Tapio’s son) (Finland)
Wears a blue cloak a tall red hat and has a white beard