will find just a wee bit of information about the fae and other creatures
of myth. This page is my most popular page, according to web stats, and
that tells me there are many people out there in search of "the other."
I have gathered here some links as well as some information on books. In
the long run the books will be far more informative than any particular
web site. Many people are also in search of images. I do include links to
pages with better 'art' than my own but please don't steal people's pictures
simply to put on your own web page. List of books
can be found at the bottom of the page, everything else is in alphabetical
To go along with the Alien theme I
have drawn some images of Elf like fairies morphing into an alien. Click
here to view. Ever wonder where to find the, "I want to believe" poster?
We all want to believe but we don't quite.
Yahoo!'s list of Alien links
All about dragons - start here for
info. as well as things to purchase
The Historical Dragon Page
Dragons in Ancient China
Dragons and their connection
EFairies - Good short list of various "fairy"
folk, with definitions.
The Faery Crossing - excellent
site with all sorts of images, poetry, information, etc. Very well designed.
What a "faery" website should look like!
- a festival a bit like a Ren Fair
The People of the
Mounds (the Sidhe)
Red Indian Fairy Book - by Frances Jenkings Olcott
Online book, complete
with illustrations, first published in 1923, a collection of Native
from the Faerie Queene -by Mary Macleod, 1916
Sur La Lune Fairytales
- "A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore
studies featuring 45 annotated fairy tales, including their histories,
similar tales across cultures, and over 1,400 illustrations. Discover
over 1,000 fairy tales from around the world here."
The Tuatha de Danann - ancient Irish race, also became known as the
Sidhe, or today what we would call Fairies
Specific Creatures of Myth:
(just go to Google and type in a name and sometimes
you get something, and sometimes you don't. Or, go look in
Ahl Al-trab - Mischievous beings
of the Sahara that plague travelers and their beasts. Among the tricks that
the Ahl Al-trab perform upon their victims are drinking up a pool
of water before travelers can reach them and whipping sand into their eyes.
These spirits are reported to live just below the surface and are documented
in Arabic folklore.
-Welsh version of the Cornish Knockers
Couril - The
Couril are fairies that can be seen darting through the ancient stone's
in Brittany and Cornwall. The appeared as little people with webbed feet.
- These dwarf fairies have webbed feet which they try to keep hidden
out of embarrassment. They wear hoods, smocks, and long cloaks which they
always drape over their feet.
were the mates of the Apsaras, and are considered spirits of the air, forests,
and mountains. They are male, and have been described in different ways.
Gans - Mountain Spirits in the Apache region.
(see section on Medicine Men)
- Illes are Trolls who live underground and can only come out at
Slavic or Polish type of Gnome, or ground creature
In Irish tradition the barrows where the 'hollow hills' and where the handy
work of the Sidhe, and mortals could enter faerie land via the
barrow. The links between barrows and faerie folk is a wide ranging and
strongly held belief amongst most European cultures. Different cultures ascribe
different beings to barrows and mounds. To the Norwegians they were called
Thusser, the Finnish they were called Maanvaki and to the
Swedish they were known as Pysslinger-Folk.
- Fairy people who dwelt in the dark recesses of the forest in
New Zeleand, they were people of the night and possessed magical powers.
- Swedish forest spirits.
The Green Man Review - not exactly
just about the Green Man, but an excellent start to all things mythical,
faerie and magical.
- Artist, draws mythical, fantasy, faerie, etc
GreenMan Grove -
a spiritual, wicca like website
The Green Man Variations
on a theme - a history of the green man
The Green Man and the Green Woman - an article titled "Tales of the Mythic Forest by Terri Windling"
The Green Man - someone's personal page, lots of links, lots of information
Canterbury Green Men
- images of green man from Canterbury cathedral.
of the Green Man - ones man's historical information website
a good place to start if you can't buy the book
Tomten - (tomtes, in
T he Tomten page,
in general, General Myths
Cute & collectable Irish figurines
Encyclopedia of Hotc‚k (Winnebago) Mythology
Legends - not sure where
to put this exactly, has a lot of information, way beyond simple mythic
Mysterious Britain - a guide
to the legends, folklore, myths, and mysterious places of Britain.
American "folk and fairy" tales - links
brought to you by Google
NATIVE AMERICAN WAYS
- Important article about the appropriation of Native American traditions by New Agers
list of 'Fantasy
Races and Creatures' Links
Encyclopedia Mythica -
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legend great online reference resource
A Home for Selkies
Or watch The
Secret of Roan Inish (I
really like the movie :)
Sidhe (see Fairy)
Including Norfins, etc.
The OFFICIAL Dam Troll Doll web site
"Home of Troll
Company, The Troll Family and Dam Things," this site is incredibly
Troll Doll -
information about the dolls from wikipedia
|Wicca & Witchcraft
Goddessmoon.org - really good domain name
but site doesn't exist anymore....
& Faerie Grimoire
The Wild Hunt - not sure where to put this, it
is definitely a myth and often used in Charles de Lint's
Annwn, which means hounds of the otherworld, often occur with the
Here is a link to the Wild Hunt as it refers to the great witch
craze of 1100-1700 AD. There are lots of webpages out there
on this large and varying subject.
Witch's Voice -
NeoPagan Informational website
Budapest - my
favorite "goddess" author.
Arthur's Classic Novels - A website of online books that you can even download and it seems to
be for free. Search this website for all sorts of books or stories.
Books specifically about folk creatures
Wikipedia The Free
Encyclopedia - an online encyclopedia very cool free encyclopedia that you can even
edit. What Charles de Lint's "Wordwood website" would probably be
if it truly existed.
Fairy, Fairies Faery, Sidhe, etc.
Described and Illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee, Edited and Designed
by David Larkin. Brian
Froud's official website, he's been publishing tons of stuff!
This is an illustrated book
- Faeries - Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy
edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Wavgh
Excellent "fairy tales" by modern science
fiction and fantasy writers
- The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
ethnography of sorts this was written about 100 years ago.
An ethnographer traveled the Celtic countries, for example areas
where Gaelic was still spoken, and gathered stories or 'evidence'
of fairies and fairy spirituality. (This guy ws the first
to translate the Tibetan Book of
- The Faery Reel - Tales from the Twilight Realm
edited by Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling
Another excellent "fairy tale" book of short
stories by modern science fiction and fantasy writers
and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
Edited by William Butler Yeats
This book has short stories or "folk tales" about
- Meeting the Other Crowd The Fairy Stories
of Hidden Ireland
by Eddie Lenihan & Carolyn
This book has short
stories or "folk tales" about Them taken from oral
- The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog The Landscape
of Celtic Myth and Spirit
by Patricia Monaghan
from Chapter 3 and her encounter with the Sidhe
This book is a biographical story with tons of
historical information on the various Goddesses in Ireland, as
well as historical information on the sidhe (fairy
- Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins An Encyclopedia
by Carol Rose
A true encyclopedia, reference book about mythical creatures
- Charles de Lint
For all you fairy lovers out there, this is the author for you! He has
written many, many books dealing with faeries, the "green" and other "fairy
tale" or "fairy land" ideas. He even incorporates (or appropriates) ideas from other cultures
Harry Potter - well I
debated whether I should put a link to the HP world on this
page. Don't get me wrong, I love HP and have read each book
three times so far. But HP is modern and very little of it
connects with the old Fairie/Fantasy history. And it is VERY easy
to find all things 'Harry Potter' on the internet. So, no
of Mythic Arts (Endicott Studios) - a former
literary online zine by many of the Fantasy authors and artists of
the day, several mentioned on this here web page. They don't
work on it much anymore but there are lots of good links,
interesting articles, etc. etc.
Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The ORIGINAL fantasy-myth of the 20th Century.
Many, many books have attempted to copy this classic in fantasy fiction.
Link to the movies' website
- The Green Man Tales from the Mythic Forest
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling with Decorations by Charles
Excellent modern fantasy stories by modern science
fiction and fantasy writers
- Green Man The Archetype of our Oneness with the
by William Anderson
a more historical account of the green man
- The Quest for the Green Man
by John Mathews
this is the book at the book store you see being
sold with the face green man head, it is somewhat historical, like the book
above but a bit more "new agey" and so sometimes a wee bit silly
by Wil Huygen and Illustrated by Rien Poortvliet
a "cheerful" book with more modern mythology
than true lore on traditional Gnomes of Europe
This is an illustrated guide