Fairies are popular magical creatures who have a long history in many cultures around the world.
Fairies look like tiny humans with butterfly-like wings. They are quite unpredictible and can change shape or become invisible at will. Fairies are creatures of nature, and make their homes in the untamed forests in trees. They are shy around humans and hide quickly when they come near. Though they have wings, many fairies prefer to ride on the backs of insects and birds to using their own wings.
To the Christians, fairies were fallen angels come to live on the earth, and were evil creatures.
African fairies are thought to be the souls of the dead, and aren't necessarily evil.