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Grigs

Grigs are tiny (about the size of a cricket) fairies dressed all in green and wearing red hats made of flowers. The expression "as merry as a grig" is found all over Britain.

Origin

The grig is thought by Katherine Briggs to be an invention of Victorian era.

Sources

  • Ruth Tongue, Forgotten Folk-tales of the English Counties, p 76.
  • K.M. Briggs, An Encyclopedia of Fairies, entry "Grig".