pixie F

celtic
PYSKE

pixies (also pixy, pixi, pizkie, piskies and pigsies as they are sometimes known in cornwall) are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around devon and cornwall, suggesting some celtic origin for the belief and name. the origin of the name pixie is uncertain. some have speculated that it comes from the swedish dialectal pyske meaning “wee little fairy”, or from the cornish “piskie” that the term is more probably celtic in origin.

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