This post is to announce a new page, along the lines of the Thumbling encyclopedia, for groups of little folk around the world. Like leprechauns and pixies, but, you know, all of them that I can find. I'm essentially writing the list of tiny creatures that I wanted to find, but that did not exist all in one place. I mean, I found a similar list, but there were some errors that became pretty glaring once I did more research.
What happens with some of this more obscure fairy lore is that one person is writing on a topic that has never been written before in English. They make a mistake, or mistranslate something. Then someone else comes across it and cites it as a source. And by the time someone realizes that the first source was wrong, the false information is all over the place.
The page is currently up with a list of African, Mexican, and Native American fairies. I'm going through my notes and organizing them, and I hope to get some more up reasonably soon.
This website is based on my research into folklore. Home to the Thumbling Project, collecting different versions of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina from around the world.