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Fairy Queen Madb of the SidheDazzling in color and about the size of large insects, sprites have glistening membranous wings. In fact, they are often confused with exotic insects or flowers at first glance.

Considered to be the most common type of faerie, they are known to live in deep woods. Some make their homes high in the branches of trees while others prefer to live near ponds and streams. They particularly love to live in the forests inhabited by treefolk and other fey and enjoy cool weather and a calm, serene environment. If sprites are spotted, it is a sign that the area has a high concentration of faerie activity.

Sprites travel in swarms and can bite if provoked. They are playful, and at times obnoxious. One of their favorite past-times is pestering butterflies. This is a great game for them as they are able to fly much faster than butterflies and can go greater distances before requiring rest. Generally, no butterflies are injured during the sprites' harassment because of their short attention span. To keep a sprite interested requires constant change and surprises. Too much of a challenge, however, will frustrate them and they will zip away to the next thing that catches their eye.

Each morning sprites come down from the trees, if they are tree sprites, and bathe in the dew. Water and ground dwelling sprites bathe in the river or pond they inhabit. Although we prefer to think of sprites as sweet and innocent they are still living beings and require sustenance. As they are Faeries' main gardeners, they kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. They eat the pests that cause damage to the plants they aid in growth there by nourishing their bodies with important nutrients and ridding the flowers, grasses, trees and bushes they love of bugs, beetles, worms, grubs and slugs that harm the plant.
Copyright 2008 Howard David Johnson

Each type of sprite has a different specialty. Tree sprites are responsible for helping trees to shake off the Winter's snow, budding leaves, bearing fruit, which they tend to snack on, turning the leaves in the autumn, and plucking the leaves away once they've lost their radiance. They go deep into the trees in the Winter and sing to the roots to keep the trees company during the long lonely winter as the trees miss the birds and squirrels terribly. If the sprites aren't there to soothe the trees they sometimes don't make it to the next Spring.

At night their bodies give off a faint glow that can have them mistaken for fireflies, which, along with other flying insects and small birds, they are fond of riding. They wrap themselves in foliage at night or sink into silky blooms. Water sprites will sometimes sleep on lilly pads, oyster shells, or curled up on a nice pile of seaweed.

Petals and blooms missing from healthy plants may be due to sprites plucking them for clothing. Sprites can also cause plants to bloom in the middle of Winter and are the nurturers of the strange fruits that faeries delight in.

In forests with sprites, it is possible to find the hollowed-out acorns they use as cups; dandelion-tuft mattresses, and hats made from folded leaves.


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Anonymous Is it possible? 10 May 18 2013, 6:34 AM EDT by Anonymous
 
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My friend says that she is a sprite. Is that even possible? I just really need to know because she says I am one two and I said whatever but i just really need to know. I believe in sprites but i've never seen one and i dont know if its possible for a human to turn into one. So i ask, is it possible?
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Anonymous little blue lights.... 0 Jan 20 2013, 10:47 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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For years now I have been experiencing little blue flashes of light out in the yard and into the woods and berry bushes.... one day, I looked out my window and saw the small flash of blue light, I went outside and walked up the road a ways and there was a deer munching on the fireweed plants in the vacant lot next door.... That is the first deer that I have seen in the 15 years here at the house....
Last year, I asked the Fairies for their help, It started to snow one evening and as I went outside into the front yard and driveway ~ I noted that the little snowflakes were in the shape of a perfectly formed solid 6 point star ~ It was dark so, I went and got my camera and flashlight and started to take pictures of the these awesome looking snowflakes, The pictures turned out and I sent a few to the Meteorologist in Anchorage Ak. only to have him state in his e-mail to me that "It is nothing unusual" ~ Hellooooo ~ How many people can say that for a fact they have seen these type of snowflakes? Pure white solid 6 point point star snowflakes....
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Blushingsprite Sprites 0 Sep 3 2012, 11:11 AM EDT by Blushingsprite
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Sprites are humanoid cuties who wear acorn hats. They change the leaves in Fall by painting them; hues are yellow, orange and red. Sprites live in cool and serene places.
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