Difference Between Pixie and Fairy

Main Difference

Folklores are the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community passed through the generations by word of mouth. They are transmitted from one generation to other and are also part of ancient cultures. These folklores, myths or stories aimed to explain natural or social phenomenon apart from entertainment purpose. They are widely held as imaginary stories or false beliefs. Pixies, Fairies, and witches are some of the mythical beings in folklore. The miniature mythical beings in folklore having pointed ears and pointed hats, known for mischievous nature and stealing are called Pixies, whereas fairies are human-like mythical beings that have magical powers and are known for their elegance. Pixies are of smaller size as compare to the fairies and are widely known for misleading people and dancing, on the other hand, fairies are glorified for their ethereal beauty.

Comparison Chart

PixieFairy
The miniature mythical beings in folklore having pointed ears and pointed hats, known for mischievous nature and stealing are called Pixies.Fairies are human-like mythical beings that have magical powers and are known for their elegance.
Size
SmallRelatively bigger
Characteristics
Pixies are widely known for misleading people and dancing.Fairies are glorified for their ethereal beauty.
Nature
Pixies are usually mischievous in nature.Fairies promote goodness in the world.
Clothes
Pixies are supernatural beings not of human appearance, they are poorly clothed or even stay naked.Dress, fairies wear is phenomenal and with wearing it they look nothing less than any princess.

What is Pixie?

The miniature mythical being in folklore having pointed ears and a pointed hat, known for mischievous nature and stealing is called Pixie. They also possess some of the superpowers, though they consume much of their time in mischievous things like stealing and misleading people. Generally, they are considered foolish but in some of the folklores, they are also shown as a helping hand to the protagonist. They are not a human being like and that is why they are not judged upon gender basis. Somewhat they also play enemies of fairies as they try to trap her and are envious of their beauty. If one have seen Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets so he/she would surely have known about the destruction pixies did to the classroom of Professor Lockhart. As they are the supernatural beings not of human appearance, they are poorly clothed or even stay naked.

What is Fairy?

Fairies are human-like mythical beings usually of bigger size than pixies, they have magical powers and are known for their extreme beauty. Fairies are human-faced imaginary creatures which are said to spread goodness in the world, generally, they stay in greenery along with bugs. With their immense beauty, the female beauty is often glorified with referring it to the fairy. ‘Sara looks like a fairy’, in this phrase Sara is related to Fairy’s quality of extreme beauty. Even the dress they wear is phenomenal and with wearing it they look nothing less than any princess. The other thing they are best known for is their magical powers, which can even change natural phenomena. With their extreme popularity, a complete genre based on their stories is there, and it is identified as a fairy tale.

Key Differences

  1. The miniature mythical beings in folklore having pointed ears and pointed hats, known for mischievous nature and stealing are called Pixies, whereas fairies are human-like mythical beings that have magical powers and are known for their elegance.
  2. Pixies are of smaller size as compare to the fairies.
  3. Pixies are widely known for misleading people and dancing, on the other hand, fairies are glorified for their ethereal beauty.
  4. Pixies are usually mischievous in nature, whereas fairies promote goodness in the world.
  5. Pixies are supernatural beings not of human appearance, they are poorly clothed or even stay naked, on the other hand, dress, fairies wear is phenomenal and with wearing it they look nothing less than any princess.

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