Fairy is a species in the Cornelia Funke universe.
Fairies are violet-blue butterfly-sized creatures. For some unknown reason, they glowed in the dark
- "Sometimes they spat in my face. They weren't very friendly, but they shone like glowworms by night."
They aren't particularly vain, as Dustfinger states that they would paint their faces with mud so that he could guess the fairy underneath the layer.
The Fairies are exclusively female immortal beings who dwell in their valley and have magical powers.
They are lovely beyond compare and arouse lust to the point of suicide in mortal men. They have six fingers on each hand, each for a curse.