Anyway, this morning while free writing the missing element caught my attention. What do fairies, pixies, and the like do? I mean, what is their magical expertise? What elements attract them? How do they treat humans and where would one find said creatures? Time for more detailed research.
After consulting my good friend Google, I remembered why I came away with a headache after the original research began. Most of these creatures exist in many of Western European mythology. However, where one culture might say a pixie is green with no wings, another culture has them flying about. Or another says they have pointed ears, but are human in form. If that wasn't enough when humans began, exploring, migrating, and inter-marrying, their myths began to blend. So now we have the terms elves, pixies, and fairies being used as synonyms. Sheesh, no wonder I'm confused.
Life is good!!