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The motif Pixie in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories
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The motif Pixie in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories

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The motif Pixie is a part of: Gods, spirits and demons

See also Fairies, elves

Keywords:

Popular belief, goblin

Description of this motif:

Pixies are housegods and guardian spirits from Scandinavian folklore, rooted in the Roman lares.

Commonly pixies are represented at the size of a little child, approx. two feet high, wearing grey rural (pixies have mostly been related to farm houses) clothes and a red hat.

Pixies are little creatures, who are similar with elfs and gnomes. A pixie plays an important role in the fairy tale "The Goblin and the Grocer".

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The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.

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