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Sprite
Sprite
is a broad term referring to supernatural creatures that possess similar traits to elves or fairies. The term is also used to describe ghosts and spirits.

The word "sprite" is derived from the Latin "spiritus" (spirit). Variations on the term include "spright" (the origin of the adjective "sprightly", meaning "spirited" or "lively")

Mythology

Japanese mythology

The Kappa and Shōjō are referred to as water or sea sprites in Japanese folklore.

Latin-American and Spanish folklore

Latin-American and Spanish folklore depicts the Duendes as sprites.

Slavic folklore

Fairies in Slavic folklore are commonly referred to as sprites.

Other

Even supernatural ethereal beings like ghosts are called sprites in certain countries.

Other uses

In some elemental magics, the sprite is often believed to be the elemental embodiment of air or water.

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