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Faekin are otherkin who identify mentally or spiritually as fae. The fae community is usually seen as a sub community of the otherkin community. Faekin is a blanket term for multiple different types of fae otherkin, including such kintypes as goblinkin and browniekin.

Tips for Faekin[]

Faekin may find comfort in activities or behavior that traditional fae take part in, such as spending time near water, in forests, or anywhere outdoors. Activities and behavior may vary by subtype and local culture, as well as by individual and court.

Fae Courts[]

In Scottish folklore, fae are typically, but not always, divided into the Unseelie Court (inclined toward malevolence and darkness), and the Seelie Court (more beneficently inclined, but still dangerous). Many faekin feel the urge to classify themselves as either Seelie or Unseelie, though it is not a universal experience.

The Seelie Court is described as the fae who would seek help from humans, warn those who have accidentally offended them, and return human kindness with favors of their own. Still, a fae belonging to this court may avenge insults become violent if provoked far enough, as they are still living beings.

The Unseelie Court is often used to describe the malicious fairies, although Unseelie members usually just dislike humans and occasionally act upon that dislike. Members of the Unseelie court are often more ruthless and malicious than their Seelie brethren.

There are also, of course, those fae who swear no allegiance to any Court, and they are known simply as Solitary Fae. Nowadays, Solitaries are seen as having a neutral/balanced/common ground between the courts, and they are also seen as some of the most dangerous.

It should be made clear that alignments to any court or lack thereof is only a very mild indicator of personality, and should not be taken as the absolute truth of a fae’s opinions on anything.

See Also[]

  • Elfkin
  • Fairykin