[Snip] Through myth, stories and folklore, which has been passed down over hundreds of years, we learn that there are many species of fae. They may appear in human or animal form, or a mix thereof, as streams of light, cascades of glimmer, or in any other form they wish to present themselves.
William Butler Yeats, in “Irish Fairy and Folk Tales,” speaks of two types of fairies, Solitary Fairies and Trooping Fairies, as did James Macdougall in “Folk Tales and Fairy Lore”.
A Solitary Fairy is often a guardian of a natural area which has been severely abused by humans, or a place considered sacred to the fae. Sometimes have the appearance of a boogie or a banshee. They often consider humans as an annoyance and have been considered malicious. If one does make contact, it is best for you to ask what they want, for they are very direct and honest. It is then wise to leave the area if you feel unwelcome.