Difference Between Pixie vs. Fairy

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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 our 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 the some of the mythical beings in folklores. 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.

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PixieFairy
DefinitionThe 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.
SizeSmallRelatively bigger
CharacteristicPixies are widely known for misleading people and dancing.Fairies are glorified for their ethereal beauty.
NaturePixies are usually mischievous in nature.Fairies promote goodness in the world.
ClothesPixies 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 posses 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 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.

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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 with 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 fairy tale.

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Pixie vs. Fairy

  • 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.
  • Pixies are widely known for misleading people and dancing, on the other hand, fairies are glorified for their ethereal beauty.
  • Pixies are usually mischievous in nature, whereas fairies promote goodness in the world.
  • 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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