Salamanders - The elemental Salamanders look identical to the lizard-like amphibians of the same name. They are regarded as powerful beings who are well aware of their value to magicians.
Saleerandees - Scaled faeries resembling bipedal lizards. They may be a corruption of Salamander, the elemental fire archetype of ceremonial magick. Saleeranddees are nude and always cold, so they seek out human fires. They don't harm humans, but their sudden appearance can be frightening. It is said they can start no fires of their own.
Santa Claus - Santa Claus, a one-of-a-kind faery, is always portrayed as portly, a condition indicative of abundance. He wears a red or green winter suit and has a sprig of holly in his hat. He is also shown as smiling and happy. He is benevolent, especially to children.
Seelie Court - The Seelie Court are the blessed trooping faeries of the winds who have been heard but never seen. The Seelie Court and its counterpart, the Unseelie Court , are a rare example of duality-completely separated opposing forces-in paganism. The Seelie Court is thoroughly good and benevolent, made of the most heroic and beautiful faeries of Scotland . They ride the winds looking down at the earth for any good which they can do. They acquired the title "Court" because they also act as arbiters and judges in faery disputes. Scottish mythology tells us that the Seelie Court once interacted very much with humans. There is one legend which shows their great compassion for human misfortune when the Queen of the Seelie Court removed a curse from a man destined to live his life in reptilian form. Some accounts place the Seelie Court underground when not in trooping flight.
Selkies - They're seaside faeries native to the Hebrides and northern Scottish islands. They appear as seals with some human characteristics, but legend says that they can shed their sealskin and appear with perfect male or female forms which are very alluring to young men and women. Their attitude and intent towards humans is an incomplete and foggy picture. Some Selkies have been lured into the human world where they live as mortals, but more often they lure mates into their realm. They can't steal human mates as some sea faeries do, but must induce them to come willingly. They are capricious, but less so than many of their kind, and humans who mate with them must always keep their jealous natures in mind. When they tire of their human mates, as they inevitably do, they will leave them to die of broken hearts.
Servan - No one has actually seen a Servan, but we know they have very mischievous natures. Though Servans have never been seen, we know of them because they leave behind their mischief and their footprints. Like the Trows of the Shetlands, they like to go abroad at night and hide things in odd places.
Shellycoats -Small faeries who dwell in pools of shallow fresh water and in woodland lakes. They're fish-like in appearance but have huge mouths and huge eyes which enable them to see very well at night. They have very round bodies with very few scales and are usually dark red or purple in color. They bob near the surface like large beach balls, usually with only their big eyes showing. Shellycoats like to play harmless pranks. These water faeries like to baffle travelers who are looking for water to drink or in which to recreate. They are not evil, but their pranks are sometimes mean.
Shopiltees - Playful little water horse which have not been reported as having been seen for more than a hundred years. It is believed that these playful sprites of the North Sea have died out. But once they heavily populated the Sea and were playful and friendly with both sailors and with people along the seashore.
Sidhe - They're Irish faeries who are very attracted to beauty and luxurious locales, and detest penny pinchers.
Silvani - Winged wood nymphs who have a very filmy appearance, almost ghostly. They are of no use to humans, but don't seek to harm us. They wear red clothes and animal furs, particularly goat skins. These harmless faeries do not look whole when they are seen, but this may be simply the way they look when manifesting on the physical plane. Humans appear much the same way in the astral world. Silvani, whose name means "wooded", love the color red. They wear it all the time and are very attracted to anything of this color. They're rarely seen any more.
Skogrsa - Short, hairy, large nosed wood elves who are very dangerous. These shape shifting wood elves usually appear as owls. In the past they were often sought out as oracles, but the price they demanded for their services was very high and dangerous. Don't let them lure you into playing their game by believing their claims that they know something important which they have to tell you. Though they are rarely seen anymore, they still have the reputation of being a hazardous contact.
Sleigh Beggy - Little is known about these shy, stocky Manx faeries who live in underground burghs. It is known that they hate the taste of salt and don't like ashes or artificial light, so you are unlikely to find them in your modern home. They're believed to anger easily. The Beggys go nude and have crow's feet which make their footprints easily recognizable.
Sluagh - The most formidable of the Highland faeries, they are the Hosts of the Unforgiven Dead. Some account them as being dead, some think they are fallen angels. But most popular view is that they are the souls of dead mortals.
Snow Faeries - They take on many different appearances depending in which land they live in. These faeries bring on winter, encourage the snow, and paint frost on windowpanes.
Spriggans - They're small and round, but can inflate to enormous proportions by sucking in large amounts of air On the ground they're often mistaken for sharp rocks, and they live both in the mountains and in the sky. They're dangerously malevolent. In Cornwall , Spriggans are bodyguards of the Unseelie Court . In centuries past they were accused of leaving changelings, blighting crops, and being superb thieves, and they can command destructive winds at their will. Though they're immensely greedy, they don't like human misers and will save their worst for them.
Sprites - A name for spirit faeries, not usually used for earthier forms.
Spunkies -They've never been seen, but they're not friendly faeries. Reports of their appearance varies, but they are all said to be short, ugly, and long-armed. They're stealers of "unprotected" children. In the place of the stolen infant they leave an ugly faery changeling.
Star-Folk - A handsome race of spirits of Algonquin myth. They line in Star-Country in the sky, a beautiful, Eden-like place. The Star-Folk can cast spells on people so they fall ill. They may intermarry with humans.
Stray Sod - Some faeries appear as though they are merely a part of the grass. If you unwittingly step on them, you will be unable to continue on your way, no matter how well you know the place.
Succubi and Incubi - Neither faery has been seen by human eyes, but their presence has been keenly felt by many unfortunate persons. They see humans as existing for their own perverse amusement. The Succubus is a female faery who sexually attacks human men, and the Incubus is a male faery who sexually attack human women. Their unprovoked attacks have been documented throughout human history. Their assaults are still going on today. Persons who have been attacked by these malevolent spirits display mild to severe bruises and bite marks, many of them in places where they could not be self-inflicted. Women may also show torn vaginal tissue after an attack. There are two folk remedies which may help keep them from you. A peony flower taken to bed or a cauldron in the room is said to keep away the Incubus, and bluebells or phallic-shaped magickal tools are supposed to ward off the Succubus.
Sylphs - They appear as very small, winged creatures whose features are vaguely human. They are so light in color and body to be virtually transparent. The wings they bear seem only to be there for show, because they appear so buoyant as to defty gravity, and they can hold themselves aloft for long periods without ever moving their tiny wings. Sylphs can be helpful to humans who seek them out.
Sylvans - Beautiful faeries who lure humans to their deaths in the woods. As the name suggests, Sylvans are wood faeries.
Tengu - Pronounced "Tin-goo"; they're winged faeries who characteristically carry a fan of feathers. They don't aid humans or seem to want to any human contact, but they do not bear humans any grudge. They are reputed to have great magickal powers which they keep to themselves, and they can shape shift with great ease, usually going into animal forms.
Thussers - Thussers are a community of small faeries of both genders and their children who live in earthen mounds near the fjords of Norway . They tend to avoid humans, but they're not malicious. They love to dance, and are expert fiddlers who specialize in the folk music of Norway . Humans have seen their revels and tried to join in, but these shy little faeries flee when people approach.
Tiddy Ones - These are usually groups of influential spirits, rather than individuals. They are generally helpful. They're often invoked to withdraw flood waters. However, if they are hurt, they throw tantrums and cast pestilence on cattle and children.
Tighe Faeries - No one has ever seen a Tighe, pronounced "Tee or Teeg", but they are believed to be relatives of the Scottish house Browni and, like their Scottish cousins, they attach themselves to the service of one home. Tighes will go abroad in the night in pairs and take care of household tasks which were not accomplished during the day. They are especially careful of the fireplace and porch and get along well with animals, except for cats. If you have a cat, you will not have a Tighe Faery. They're very delicate of feeling, hate loud noises, and abhor any display of gratitude other than food offerings.
Tokolosh - A South African faerie; Tokolosh is a sullen spirit who lives beside streams, throwing stones into the water on still nights. He is famous for frightening lone travelers, usually by jumping on a small animal or bird and strangling it so that the poor animal's cry alarms the traveler. He is described as being something like a baboon, but smaller and without a tail, and covered with black hair.
Tomtra - The Tomtra is a Brownie with a somewhat less likeable disposition. He always appears as a male wearing a small green cap and brown clothing. The Tomtra, like the Scottish Brownie, adopts a human home as his own, but he demands a neat and orderly environment, which he will help maintain. If the people of his house are sloppy, he can torment them until they either mend their ways or until he gives up and moves on. The ground of his home must also be kept clean or this sprite will become disgusted and leave, taking all his good luck away with him. Thursday is their holy day, during which time they rest, treating it like a Sabbath. They work and play hard and feel they owe themselves one day a week. Even though he shares the bounty of you home, a Tomtra feels he must be paid for his assistance around the house and asks for warmth and food. He loves to look after horses, and he hates cheats and will not tolerate being treated stingily. Give him Yule gifts to keep him around. The Tomtra will steal hay and milk. He is an expert fiddler, though he is not known to entrap dancer. Dance with him without worry.
Tooth Faery - She is a kindly faery who keeps a tooth collection. When a child looses a tooth, if he or she wraps it carefully in tissue, cloth, or in a special tooth pillow, she will come and collect it, leaving approximately a dollar per tooth.
Trolls - Trolls vary in size, but they are larger than most faeries. They are hairy and bipedal, and some are quite grotesque. Trolls hate humans, animals, and other faeries. They've been best known as guardians of byways, though their help seems arbitrary and dubious. They're more like neighborhood bullies who decide upon a territory and then stake it out for the sheer meanness of doing so. Sometimes they do this all alone, but like all bullies they are really cowards who prefer to run in packs. They have little or no loyalty to these packs, and fighting among themselves is a frequent occurrence. One of their favorite pastimes is throwing rocks at other creatures, and they love to laugh for long periods of time for no reason at all. Other faeries and wild animals tend to avoid them if possible. Trolls are said to find humans ugly and are often more afraid of us and of our power than we are of them. But they are the "macho men" of the faery world and will not back away from a showdown.
Trows - Trows, pronounced to rhyme with row, are squat, round, and misshapen faeries who have no legs, so they move about by rolling on their bulbous forms or by bouncing like rubber balls. They're not wicked, but love to prowl about in the night and move things around or hide things in odd places. They are completely nocturnal and sneak around at night moving things around just for the fun of aggravating humans.
Tuatha de Danann - Pronounced "Too-ah day Thay-nan". They're trooping faeries, warrior-like in temperament, but fair and just. They're male, female, and children, and look exactly like humans only somewhat smaller. When the Milesians arrived to conquer the island, the Tuatha were driven underground into the faery burghs which they still inhabit. Hurling is a popular sport among them, one which was said to need human participation to be successful. They're also fond of chess, and much folk music of the island was said to be composed by them.
Twlwwyth Tegs - Small anthropomorphic faeries of all ages and genders. They're trooping faeries and appear to be friendly towards humans, though they seem to want little to do with us. The name roughly translates as "fair family", and they live in family structures not unlike our own were several thousand years ago. The principal difference would be that the female Twlwwyth Tegs are equal to males in both stature and in their society. They live in clan groups which are determined by the eldest female member of the family, and the eldest male is the primary defender of the clan and its namesake. The Tegs' children mature at age one hundred and go off to live in small groups with other young people until they pick mates. They've been known to intermarry with other Welsh faeries, and their offspring are known as the Bendith y Maumau, the native elves of Wales . They are harmless unless you attempt to invade their islands, in which case they will try to defend themselves. These faeries love to garden, and their islands are said to be a paradise of flowers and foliage.
Tywyth Teg - They're Welsh faeries. They like to kidnap children with long golden hair. They live underground or underwater. They dance and make faery rings. The faery maidens often marry humans willingly. They embellish those they favor with rich gifts, but if the gift are spoken of, they mysteriously disappear.