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By LadyTia

One of the biggest problems I've noticed is how some people are so quick to assume that certain memories and places don't exist; contrarily how some people figure everyone will believe whatever they say and so they pull things out of storybook legends and tie it into their own, declaring there are two sets of said philosophies and theirs just so happened to be the one that nobody seems to know about. The thing about awakening is that we have to be able to trust ourselves enough to be able to know what is what in our memories. Likewise, if we want to learn about others we have to be able to trust others enough and take with a grain of salt what we're learning. There's a chance that we'll know part of their story and be able to feel it in our hearts as to whether or not they're being honest with us. There's also a chance we won't be able to do so.

There are as many different types of Otherkin as there are races and languages on Earth among humanity. Just because they might resemble each other doesn't mean they're similar. Something very vital could differentiate the two. I've had a lot of conversations about a good deal of various Otherkin species and I've seen a lot of them discussed in different areas, so that, in addition to what I remember will start the listing of types, along with other attributes such as description and homeworld (or place on Earth where they were said to be found). If anyone knows of any I've missed, feel free to contact me about them.

Please keep in mind the following information gathered is not to be used as a checklist, but to inform the reader of the things said in folk legend and in the modern personal discoveries of many many otherkin.


An Otherkin Guide to Outer Realms

Race Realm Details
Alfar Alfheim A red-winged fae; possibly distant in relation to Danaan through the Alfar are known for red skin or wings.
Angelic (Guardians & Starseeds) Heaven
The Cosmos
A sphere between the places where divine and mortals exist.Angelic are most specifically associated with Heaven and the Cosmos. Guardians, not watchers, are more like an elite of protectors who guard the pathways between realms, protect Earth, the Cosmos, etc. Starseed are starborne or celestial entities whose physical characteristics come only secondary to their spiritual attributes. As starborne, they're most likely considered full of light or starry matter (which may denote a sparkly aura at some point).
Apsara India* Beautiful water nymphs seen by sailors who journeyed through India.
Bwbachod Welsh homes* A good-natured goblin which does good turns for the tidy Welsh maid. It is a recommended course of behaviour recommended by long tradition the Welsh maid must practice in order to receive the help of the goblin. Some sources claim this goblin to be a terrifying phantom as well.
Crinaeae Greco-Roman waters* Fountain Naiads.
Coblynau Welsh mines & quarries* Faeries which haunt the mines, quarries, and Underground regions of Wales correspond to the cabalistic Gnomes. Coblyn may be the origin of goblin. A half a yard in height, they dress like miners, carrying tiny hammers, picks and lamps. They work busily, never getting anything done. They are seen as an omen of good luck to Welsh miners.
Creature? Creature Plane or Realm Their shapes vary, though some are small in size and extremely furry (like a very small and swiftly moving rug). Reddish to Black fur which enables them to blend into dark surroundings. They are a lesser, subservient race, particularly as watchdogs for whomever they serve. Otherwise, very little is known about them.
Demon Unknown These may vary in size, shape color, etc. Ranging from flesh-toned and large to red or black toned. Some with horns, and others without. Demons do, however, possess a very distinct deep slurry speech.
Dra'conic Unknown Dra'conic, used to differentiate from what most people consider Draconic, which is Dragon. Dra'conic, as I mean it here, is a crossbreed between the Tuatha de Danaan and Dragons. They look like de Danaan with Dragon's wings (not to be confused with faeries, who are much smaller in size and who generally have faerie wings, unless they too are a strange hybrid).
Dragons Unknown A good description will have to wait until I access more information; there are so many and they come from so many different places its too difficult to name only one. One such I can name is something I refer to as the Dragon Realm. Examples of Dragons are drakes, hydrae, serpents, etc. Some are winged and some are not. They might be two-legged or four-legged. Usually a scaled creature. One old legend was that when they arrived here, they camouflaged themselves as dinosaurs so they wouldn't be discovered by man. Dragons have been immortalized in legends from Scotland to China; every colour of skin or scales, eyes, and some have hair.
Dwarf Svartalheim While Norse legends more often refer to a dark elf in Svartalheim, some mention of Dwarves is rarely found, if at all. They are short, stalky creatures, given Earth-toned hair and darker eyes. Mostly noted in mythology for being miners or living underground, this lends to their notable facial features.
Effrit Middle Eastern Lands* Changelings who took forms of races such as the Sidhe, only distinguishable by their purple or unnaturally coloured eyes (while some Elves have purple eyes, they are not to be confused with an Effrit).
Ellyllon Welsh groves and valleys* Pigmy faeries who haunt the groves and valleys and correspond pretty closely with English faeries. Original legends declare them elves, but in that region there was a general assumption that elves were faeries.
Eleionomae Greco-Roman waters* Naiads of the marshes.
Faerie Seelie/Unseelie Courts
Arcadia
Faerie, pixie, sylph, undine, brownie, etc. They possess very sensitively intuitive emotions and senses. In legends they had their own world and crossed into the human world as often as humans crossed over into theirs. Its hard to cover all of them here, simply because I lack a lot of information.
Faerthrundyn Faerthrynd Much like human in appearance but lack a deep connection to the Earth; very formal and law oriented people. They share the same dimension (and planet) with the Uhrthrandyn.
Finfolk Orkney waters* Nomadic in nature, this folk was reputed as having fishlike fins that, if seen by a mortal, would look like flowing articles of clothing and would look as though they themselves were from Finland. They were known for being malevolent creatures of the sea who took humans as mates.
Formorii Ireland* One of the three races of Ireland that preceded the de Danaan. Often, Formorii are associated as a group of dark Sidhe, or dark-fae. In accounts with de Danaan, the Formorii were described as a terribly hideous race, who are rather important to the legends of the de Danaan.
Furry/Furries Unknown Legend calls furry creatures those with diseased bloodlines. A crossbreed with one would indicate that somewhere along the line, one had been infected with lycanthropy of some sort. Others don't consider were-ness a disease at all. The furries are werewolves, werebears, werecats, and other type of were-beasts.
Giant Jotunheim Giants, according to Norse legend, came from Jotunheim. However very little is said about the Giants. They were great in size, and many of the women were wed to the gods of the Aesir (Norse legend).
Gryphons Annwn Associated in legend with gargoyles and sometimes linked to Annwn.
Gwragedd Annwn Welsh lakes and streams*
lower Annwn
Often called 'the wives of the lower world', they were elfin dames who dwell under the water (in lakes or streams). The quintessential undine, attributed with the characteristics of the Muse. Many sources indicate the Gwragedd to be ruled by a King, Gwyn ap Nudd. The Gwragedd are often termed the Welsh cousin to the de Danaan. Tall and pale, the Gwragedd generally are described as having dark brown eyes and black hair with pale white skin.
Gwyllion Welsh mountainous roads* Female faeries of frightful characteristics of Wales who haunt lonely roads in the Welsh mountains, and led night wanderers astray.
Kelpie Unknown An equine-sea creature hybrid, in short, very much like a seahorse of Scottish legend. In Gaelic, "Each Uisge", meaning water horse. They are often described as evil or impish creatures which entice humans onto their backs (in full horse form) and lead them in the water to drown. The only difference is that unlike the Kelpie, the Each Uisge have sticky skin which renders riders incapable of escaping the drowning.
Leanan Sidhe Unknown A type of sidhe (faerie) similar to vampires, though primarily those with such a great likeness for energy that they take it from their victims. Leanan Sidhe is also often considered a type of dark-fae.
Limnatides Greco-Roman waters* lake Naiads.
Lycanthrope Unknown Lycanthrope, Lycan, or Lycantrooph (as it is called in the Netherlands) is a two-legged creature. Generally they're the ones with the spirit of the werewolf- what would be described as a spiritual therianthrope; guided by the moon and the night. Not too long ago there was a great and horrible massacre of them in the Netherlands. Norse sources link the Lycan back to the Fenris Wolf and the guise it projects to others which somehow becomes considered the origin of the modern Lycan - to which many Lycans will disagree.
Merfolk Unknown Mythical creatures with human bodies and scaly fins - possibly a human-fish hybrid.Some myths associate merfolk with the underground city of Atlantis - a post apocalyptic Atlantean myth about inhabitants after Atlantis sank; writing it off as an undersea kingdom.
Merrows Tir fo Thoinn
Land beneath the waves
Irish merfolk who wore red feather caps to propel themselves down to their homes. Like other merfolk, very beautiful creatures who appear before storms as an open but are generally gentle by nature. Their special clothing allows them to travel through ocean currents. They have flatter feet than humans and have webbed fingers. Merrows are naturally not sympathetic towards humans, like many of the other Sidhe (faerie) races. Mermen are usually depicted as ugly to the females which would explain why they'd want mortals on the upper world. It may be the antipathy Mermen hold for humanity that the female Merrows find most repulsive.
Naiads Greco-Roman waters* Water nymphs which presided over rivers, streams, brooks, springs, fountains, lakes, pomds, wells and marshes.
Nereids Mediterranean Sea Beautiful women who were friendly and helpful towards sailors' fighting perilous storms; portrayed in ancient Greek art. In later art they were riding on dolphins, seahorses and other marine creatures.
Nymphs Unknown Water creatures who preside over differen subdegrees of nature and have contact with man.
Oceanids the Seas & Oceans Nymphs of the great Seas and Oceans.
Oni Unknown Japanese equivalent to Western demonic Ogre or Giant. They are depicted as demonic looking, huge, muscular, fanged and horned. The body of an Oni is unbelievably touch and resistant. They usually appear with red, black or blue skin. They are somewhat mischevious and excellent illusionists - which enables them to transform into humans and hide their true form. THey also have the ability to regenerate if a limb is severed.
Pegaeae Greco-Roman waters* springs Naiads.
Phoenix Unknown The wings burn bright colours and the creature is reborn. According to some, the colours burn bright in terms of light and water, and not always fire. It is an understanding of balance between light and death.
Pleiadian Pleiades While humanoid in form, some have fine features such as gold, blue or dark eyes (described as large deep and limitless eyes). Light brown to blonde hair. Some are formless. The Pleiadian is a type of starseed. They have great love for aesthetics and emotions. Some have depicted them as being very loving, protective beings; other depictions as starborne entities with a mission and without room for letting emotions get in the way.
Potameides Greco-Roman waters* rivers Naiads.
Raptor Unknown Those who lived lives as birds; bird of prey, hawks, ravens, falcons, condors, etc.
Rusalki Slavonia or other parts of Russia* Water nymphs who inhabit icy northern rivers of Eastern Europe during the winter and then relocate to cool forests for the summer. Further north legend claims they were malevolent, unkept and unattractive creatures who would grab victims unsuspectingly, and drag them down into the watery depths. The Water nymphs were also conisdered the spirits of drowning victims.
Satyrs Arcadia Human upper half and a horse's lower half is how they are described. They are very musical and passionate.
Selkie Scotland* A type of seal-like faerie of which there are many Scottish folk legends. The male selkies are responsible for storms and also for the sinking of ships, which is their way of avenging the hunting of seals. Legend has it that the females shed their skin when they arrive on land and turn into beautiful women. It is also legend that any mortal who should find the skin the Selkie must wed. In one legend a female selkie shed her skin and it was found by a mortal who she then married. He was very cruel to her so as soon as she took the skin back, she left and returned to her home, never again seen by the cruel mortal.
Shadows Talador Ni Kish Dark, shadowy forms or silhouettes that move swiftly in their natural environment and the darkest regions of other environments.
Therianthrope Unknown Spiritual or otherwise defined form in which one shifts from a human or nonhuman form to that of an animal in which one has a spiritual connection or otherwise.
Tuatha de Danaan Annwn
Atlantis
Tir na nOg
Alfheim
Tall, slender beings with almond shaped eyes and slightly pointed ears;one of the races of Sidhe. The fourth of five races to inhabit Ireland for any length of time.
Uhrthrandyn Uhrthraan Mostly like humans in appearance, however they're more sensitive to their environment and share a bond with the Earth (within their own dimension).
Vampiric Unknown Different types all with their own deficiencies; some drink blood, others feed from energy. Some disbelieve succubi or incubi to be included among Vampires (and classify them as demons, whereas Hebrew myth expresses Lilith (Lilitu) as the first Vampire, who, was a succubus).
Watchers Unknown Like the Angelic sects, but prefer to not choose sides. Legends portray Watchers as standing in the absolute neutral. Other watchers are a type of Angel, or Grigori and have auric fields which range from iridescent to whites to blues to reds.
y Tylwyth Teg
"the fair family"

yTylwyth Teg yn y Coed
"the fair family in the wood"

y Tylwyth Teg y Mwn
"the fair folk of the mine"
lower Annwn Some sources claim these to be goblin-like changelings. Others claim them to be simply the Welsh variety of Fae, y Tylwyth Teg, the Welsh name for Faeries. They are seen dancing in moonlight nights on the velvety grass clad in airy and flowing robes of blue, green, white or scarlet. The faeries of Wales may be divided into five classes: Ellyllon, or elves; Coblynau, or mine faeries; Bwbachod, the household faeries; Gwragedd Annwn, the faeries of lakes and streams; and Gwyllion, the mountain faeries.

* Wherever realm of origin isn't known, a place on Earth may be listed. It is the place where the race is known to have been native to, on Earth.

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