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·.•´ Fae/Faerie is the umbrella word to describe the entirety of races. Much like saying Human to differentiate us from dogs or whales.
.•´· The wee ones that have wings, that can change size from normal humanoid stature for some tasks, and then small so can fly or hide are known as the Demifae.
.•´· The Demifae have four types or names associated with them to distinguish adults from children and males from females.
Prepubescent females are wingless and are called Pixies. Then once they go through puberty their wings are freed from beneath the skin and as adults are called Faeries.
Same is true of the males. As prepubescent males they are also wingless and called Brownies. Then when they go through puberty and their wings are freed from beneath the skin, as adults are called Sprites.
These are NOT four separate races but are how you say girl/boy and woman/man of the Demifae.
·.•´ Elves/Drau/Drow. These two halves of the same race are in fact part Sidhe (pronounces as She) up to as much as one half. Tolkien has screwed up the truth for so long that it’s hard to even get people to accept the truth of this matter regardless of how much evidence you hit them with. We that have passed down the true Lore will be toiling for generations to come to correct this misnomer. The light skinned aren’t automatically Elves and the dark skinned aren’t automatically Drau. These are titles not race descriptions that were and are used in certain Gaelic tongues to differentiate Seelie from UnSeelie since they were first children of, and in later centuries when they established their own courts, allies of both Sidhe courts.
·.•´The Sidhe are the ruling class of all the Fae, and the colors of their skin and the many rings of color to the eyes are only two aspects of their bearing that set them apart.
·.•´ The Sidhe/Drau/Elves are NOT short in stature, the short ones that resemble the Sidhe/Drau/Elves as miniature version are the Gnomes. This misinterpretation of our height/stature came from literary license used by Victorian age publishers to make their dumbed down storybooks for children more marketable and increase sales. Sidhe/Drau/Elves are “slight of stature” meaning that they are so slim about the torso and limbs that if they stand sideways against a five year old sapling baby tree that they would literally disappear from sight they are so thin. In fact the average height for Sidhe/Drau/Elves is between 7’ to 10.5’. If you take the general build of someone like Alicia Flockhart, making her eight feet tall, then you have a good general idea of what the true stature of Sidhe/Drau/Elves look like. It is a belief that humans that wanted to emulate the look of Sidhe/Drau/Elves may be the origins cause of disorders like bolemia and anorexia since cases of these have been in recorded history as far back as 1200 BC amongst cultures that have Fae Lore in their history as well.
·.•´ The Sidhe do NOT have pointed ears, only ones that have offspring where one of the birth parents is human. And even then not all half-breeds, known in Gaelic as “effin” or in Finnish and German as “wyrdvng,” would be born with pointed ears. Only those that had some sort of alignment spirit/soul with a Fae God or Goddess of the mammal varieties instead of the plant or element varieties. The effin (pronounced evan) were identified as such because the nature of the word effin itself in its oldest origins actually meant “a child of the Earth” meaning that one of their Sidhe parents was aligned with a plant or elemental Fae Deity. Likewise “wyrdvng” (pronounced veird-ing like weird but with a v sound) literally meant that these people had the weirding way, or in other-words are shapeshifters. Which is entirely different from Changelings, which have similar abilities, but Sidhe half-breeds that do so in a extremely different way and source than Changelings do, and for just as intensely different reasons or motives.
•´· There is NO word or name for baby dragons. A dragon is a dragon is a dragon no matter what age. They are not dragonettes, and they most certainly are NOT drakes. Drakes are a whole different race altogether. If any word at all is acceptable to refer to the newly born it would be “hatchling” and even then is considered a borderline insult. The reason for not having a different word for dragon young is because of the nature of the way dragons evolve and reincarnate. Dragons do not lose their memories of previous lives/incarnations from body to body/life to life. They are born knowing and remembering everything that has happened to their souls in all previous lives/incarnations. This is why you never ever never name a dragon, they tell you what their name is, because they remember what it is. This is also why Dragons are considered the smartest, wisest, most intelligent Beings in all existence. Think about it, how smart would a being be that can consciously recall everything that has ever happened to them in every lifetime? No small wonder why they are so smug, arrogant, and consider every other race inferior. You couple that with the fact that they are very very big, have enormous teeth and strength, can breath things like fire, acid, ice, smoke, etc; can squish you like a bug under one of their paws, and that man has hunted them to near extinction and for what?…trophies, prestige, bragging rights. Yeah… walk a mile in their moccasins and then tell me why they’re so grumpy all the time.
·.•´· Dragons have two arms, two legs and two wings thus equals six appendages. And for the reasons listed above are the superior intelligence of all sentient beings upon Mother Earth. Drakes have two legs and two wings and no arms thus only four appendages. Their brains are small much like their stature, they aren’t very big in size as full grown in comparison to their larger cousins Dragons. The largest of Drakes get to be about the size of an elephant, but most never get beyond the size of a cow, and that is including the wing spans. A Drake is to a Dragon what an earthworm is to a python snake. They are also not very smart, have very short attentions spans much like small children under the age of 5, and extremely hyperactive to the point of being almost like humans with ADHD. To call a Dragon a Drake or visa versa is the biggest, most unforgivable insult you can ever utter. And because Dragons remember from lifetime to lifetime, your descendants can be made to pay for your crimes many generations and hundreds of years later since Dragons hold grudges a long long time.
excerpted from "Celtic Oral Traditions: Facts Never Committed to the Written Word" A Doctoral Dissertation for Cultural Anthropology by Rev. Scarliódeach Dahmán