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Difference Between Fairies and Pixies

Fairies vs Pixies

Fairies and pixies are characters found in folklore, comics and animated films all over the world. Kids just love these characters and identify with these lovable characters quickly. People are often confused by differences between fairies and pixies and often talk about them as if they are same. Though there are similarities, they are different entities that have different features and appearance. This article will highlight the differences between these two fictitious characters.

While most kids are aware of fairies as they get to hear stories from their mothers and grandmothers about these lovely and beautiful human like creature, most are unaware about pixies. While fairies have human face and body, and also hair, pixies have colored hair and skin. While fairies have large dragon fly wings on their back, pixies have butterfly like wings. Fairies look and behave just like human beings. They also wear clothes like humans. On the other hand, pixies do not wear clothes.

As far as nature and temperament is concerned, fairies are generally kind and timid. They love celebrations and parties. On the other hand, pixies are mischievous in nature and can sometimes be rude. They are seen pulling pranks on others and spend their time getting in trouble and putting others in trouble. Fairies on the other hand spend most of their time among flowers and bugs. Fairies are mostly females whereas it is hard to tell about the gender of pixies. Pixies can take many forms enjoy stealing horses to ride. Pixies have pointed ears and wear pointed hats.

Pixies are constantly fighting fairies. They thrive on nectar and pollen and have a life span of 20 years. They are faster than fairies and ferocious fighters. They fight for people they love and who love them. Pixies are allergic to silver.

Fairies possess magical powers and they are known to bestow wealth, intelligence and kindness upon those they love. They have powers to defy nature and can live under water. They love cheese and fruits. Curiously, fairies are also allergic to silver. Oh yes, fairies are slightly larger than pixies, being 6 inches tall whereas pixies are just 4 inches in size.

In brief:

• Fairies and pixies are fictitious characters from folklore and stories.

• Fairies are just like miniature human beings with wings on their backs whereas pixies have colored skin and hair with butterfly wings.

• Pixies are 4 inches in size whereas fairies are 6 inches in size.

• Pixies are mischievous and constantly fight with fairies

• Fairies are kind hearted and love to bestow wealth and kindness upon people they love


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