These small creatures are said to have red hair, small, turned-up noses, pointed ears, and pale, youthful faces.
They are especially attracted to gardens in bloom and take up residence under toadstools.
Pixies have mixed emotions when it comes to humans.
However, if they take a liking to someone they will help him or her out with household chores and gardening.
They also like to work with gold, silver, and bronze.
Some believe that the residue from their metalwork is the main ingredient in Pixie dust, a magickal powder used to make wishes come true.