What Fantasy Character Are You?
From elves to goblins, the possibilities are endless, but easily determined with a few quick questions!
What is your element?
Where do you live?
Which skill is yours?
Which would be your pet?
Where would you love to visit?
Whose side are you on?
Nymphs are from a lesser class of deities in Greek mythology. They are beautiful women that find home in places of purest nature (meadows, lakes, ponds, mountains, etc...) and lure foolish, googly-eyed men to their deaths. They are also commonly portrayed as lovely, almost fantastical, women tending to the pleasures of several major and minor Gods of Greek Mythology. They are the boom boom pow of fantasy.
Mermaids are said to be stunningly beautiful women with torso and upper body of a woman, but the lower half of a fish. They feature in the folklore of many places, over large spans of time, but are perhaps most famous for their inspiring the story of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen in 1836, which has been adapted into countless stories, and even a film by Disney. Mermaids in most folklore, however, were darker are sinister in their nature. They were believe to be temptresses of the seas, luring men overboard to drown, where they would be devoured beneath the waves. Moreover, they were often blamed for floods and storms at sea. It's no wonder they are still famous today!
Faerie, faierie, fairie, fae, fay, faerie, faery, or fairy, however you choose to spell it, they are all the same. They are believed to be, thanks to Disney's Tinkerbell, tiny mischievous women who have lovely wings and magical powers. They are however, from European folklore and said to be forms of spirits (sprites, if you will) with, yes, abilities of what you'd consider to be magical. Most of their folklore is quite dark, depicting them as something dead, or demonic, creeping into homes at night to steal children from their beds, or causing nasty problems for their, larger, human neighbors. It's no wonder that the more modern depiction of the sweet, innocent, pinky-sized girls dressed in flower petals and sprinkling gold dust around everywhere was adopted, rather than their original personas.
Dwarf's originated, for the most part, in Scandinavian folklore. They are short and ugly and live mostly underground and in the dark, mining away for riches beneath the earth. Sure enough, almost everyone is familiar with them as they are one of the more commonly used mythological characters. Dwarves are seen in films, like "Snow White" by Disney and "Willow", directed by Ron Howard. They also feature in novels by J.R.R Tolkien ("Lord of the Rings" series and "The Hobbit", both of which are films). In fact, there is rarely a good fantasy story that doesn't even mention, or feature a dwarf (well, maybe that's a bit biased, but all the same...)! Dwarf's are really just tough, folly, brutish men for a love of drinking, eating and mining, who spend all their time getting rich and being as epic as fantasy will allow.
Wizards are featured in folklore and tales under all sorts of names and covers (mages, warlocks, spellcasters, magicians, alchemists, etc...), but in the end, they are all the same (despite some minor details). The most famous of them are Merlin, Dumbledore, Gandalf, as well as others. They are people (usually men) who have gained the ability to use, practiced the art of, or were born with the spectacular powers of magic. Wizards appear humble and typically require some sort of object to wield their powers (staffs, wands, you name it), or the use of verbal enchantments. However, it is hard to specify exactly what a wizard is because there are incredibly extensive definitions and several different interpretations. So, it's simple enough to summarize that they are wise, simple and educated men (and occasionally women) who have the ability to use magic/cast spells.
Elves are derived from Norse and Germanic mythology. They are beings that are so beautiful they are supernatural and posses abilities (magic) that is godly. However, despite this, they are considered dangerous. Often times depicted bringing harm to humans and causing them suffering, while seducing men with their charms. It wasn't until they were adopted into the more romantic views of fairies that they began to be seen as gentle and fair. This adaptation lead to our popular, everyday view of elves in stories like J.R.R Tolkien's novels "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit", as well as in the film "Hellboy II : The Golden Army" directed by Guillermo del Toro. Though, despite all of these transformations from ancient to modern mythology, they remain to be the fairest of them all.
Centaurs are mythological beings derived from around the Mediterranean sea, which would explain their commonness in Greek and Roman Mythology. They are beings with the upper half of a man and the lower half of a horse. It is believed that the concept of the Centaur was created by observing men riding horses, as it was the fastest way to travel on land for the longest time and horse racing, hunting, etc... was common. Centaurs symbolize masculinity, strength, power and are often portrayed in battle (further emphasizing how tough these guys are) with men, or other Centaurs. They are the true embodiment of high testosterone levels, there is no denying it.
Goblins are from European folklore, for the most part and they are a lot alike dwarfs, only where dwarfs are pretty cheery and tolerable, goblins aren't. In fact, they are smellier and worse to look at than a lot of fantastical beings. They are greedy and love to hoard gold and jewels for themselves, keeping hidden away deep down in caves that become their underground cities. Goblins have been considered almost demonic in their description, lurking in the shadows and slithering around where they are most unwelcome. Which, in all seriousness, makes these mischievous characters most awfully unpleasant.