Pixie

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A Naughty pixie caught in Mina's forest

Pixies (also Piskies and Pigsies as they are sometimes known in Cornwall) are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. They are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat. Sometimes their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the temple ends.

Etymology[edit]

The origin of the name piskie or pixie is uncertain however some have claimed it to come from the Swedish dialectal pyske meaning small fairy. Others, however, have disputed this claiming that due to the Cornish origin of the piskie that the term is probably Celtic in origin, though no known Celtic ancestor of the word is known.

Characteristics[edit]

Pixies are variously described in folklore and fiction. In the legends associated with Dartmoor, Pixies (or Piskeys) are said to disguise themselves as a bundle of rags to lure children into their play. The pixies of Dartmoor are fond of music and dancing. These Pixies are said to be helpful to normal humans, sometimes helping needy widows and others with housework. They are often ill clothed. Lack of fashion sense has been taken by Rachael de Vienne, a fantasy writer, to mean that Pixies generally go unclothed, though they are sensitive to human need for covering.

Some Pixies are said to steal children or to lead travelers astray. This seems to be a cross over from Fairy mythology and not originally attached to Pixies. Thomas Keightley observed that much of Fairy myth is attached to Pixies by Devon mythology. Pixies are said to reward consideration and punish neglect on the part of larger humans. Keightley gives examples. By their presence they bring blessings to those who are fond of them.

Pixie mythology seems to predate Christian presence in Britain. They were subsumed into what passed as Christianity with the explanation that they were the souls of children who had died un-baptized.

Fiction[edit]

Peter Pan (1953 film)
In the Disney film based on the play by J.M. Barrie, Tinker Bell is described as a pixie but is actually a fairy. In the Disney versions she always uses "pixie dust" rather than the fairy dust in the play. "In Sir James M. Barrie's original play, Tinker Bell is traditionally staged as a flying point of light beamed from offstage. Animator Marc Davis' personification of her as a winged pixie with a very womanly figure was widely criticized as too sexually suggestive by Barrie purists, especially after it was rumored that she was modeled after actress Marilyn Monroe. Tinker Bell was actually modeled after Margaret Kerry, the actress who performed her live-action reference."

Pixies and spanking[edit]

Pixies being characterized as playful and mischievous combined by their tiny size make them an alternative to child spanking art.

Spanking actress named "Pixie"[edit]

There is also a spanking actress named "Pixie" (Amber Wells) who co-runs the spanking video production and pay site Punished Brats. She has also appeared in many videos for other producers such as Chelsea Pfeiffer Entertainment's Spacegirls! and Clare Fonda Productions Kara Prepare Yourself.

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