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.
Researching folktales and fairies, with a focus on common tale types.