There are many variations on the name for #Germanic and #Teutonic #merpeople, including fnixes or #nyx as plural forms, #nix or #neck as singular masculine, and #nixe or #nixie as singular feminine. The males and females have a few significant differences in appearance concerning their gill locations, fin types and what have you, and while they can take numerous shapes, they never quite achieve a totally human look. They are #bestial in appearance and nature, and can be easily identified on land by their wearing of #redhats or stockings, as well as a thick pair of eye glasses, having slits in their ears, trailing puddles of water wherever they step and wearing the gold medallion that allows them to take that shape in the first place. Despite a lot of that, they are very attractive, at least as adults. The most notable nixie is #Lorelei, famed for being so attractive, that the stress of all the attention drove her to jump off a cliff and into the #river where instead of dying, she became a #wateryspirit.
ORIGINS: Aside from Lorelei's story, nixes are sometimes thought of as being #divine in nature.
ITEMS: Their #medallions that they must wear to walk among humans are very important. They additionally have a load of #goldtreasure they keep hidden deep in the water and are often seen playing #harps.
HOME: They usually live in rivers, sometimes together in an #underwatercastle, while some live separately under bridges and docks, or in wells and other places in the water where humans would visit frequently.
The newes longest entry! Missing info includes the fact that they are deadly pranksters and use their shape shifting powers most often to trick people to their doom. They like to mess with human society, though nixies sometimes fall in love with human men.
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