Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was a German composer with a fascination for fantasy and folklore. Weber was part of the early Romantic age, an age defined for its appreciation of ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #310: The Imp

OFFENSES: Tricks, pranks, foolishness DESCRIPTION: Small, ugly, sometimes be-winged and horned  ALIAS: None PROVENANCE: German folklore An imp is a small and feeble creature found in German folklore, whose temperament falls ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #337: The Nixie

OFFENSES: Enchantment, Drowning, Kidnapping DESCRIPTION: Water Sprite, Half-Human Half-Fish in appearance ALIAS: Nix, Niwiht, Nihtes, Nyx, Nikwus, Nikwis, Nikke, Neck PROVENANCE: Irish and German folklore A shape-shifting water fairy from early ...
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Elvish Alternatives to Red and Green

Santa’s helpers? Christmas elves of the movie era are well-recognized as helpful little green-and-red-clad men with pointy ears who love to make toys—but the original elves were not quite so bubbly. ...
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Bad Fairy Case File #306: The Rübezahl

Offenses: vengeance, trickery, weather manipulator.  Description: giant, moody.  Alias: Number Nip, Ribicinia, Ruebezahl, Master Johannes. Provenance: German folklore from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Though frequently portrayed as friendly and helpful, ...
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