Iele (Fairies). Although somehow resembles Greek Nimphs or Germanic Elves, "Ielele" are described as supernatural beings of pure originality. The other pseudonyms of this fairies are actually epithets: Little fairies, Night Saints, Nimbles (Şoimane), Ladies, Maids. According to P. B. Haşdeu "ielele" are individualized: Rudeana, Ruja, Trandafira, Păscuţa, Cosanzeana, Orgişceana, Foofia, Bugiana, Dumernica, Lemnica, Roşia, Todosia, Săndălina, Ruxanda.

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In the Romanian folklore, Ielele are described as young, immortal, voluptuous, but vindictive and evil girls. According to some traditions they fly (with or without wings) and are usually semi-naked. Invisible to humans, they can still be seen by some of them only at night. Having beautiful bodies and charming voices are considered excellent dancers and impeccable vocal singers. Their specific dance is hora. In the place where they have danced, the grass stops growing and the branches of the trees remain as if they were burned with flame.

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Fairies in Romanian mythology have the status of semi-divinities or even deities. The Romanian people, like the Greeks, consider them goddesses and generally see them as good, beautiful, bright and tall maids. The mistress of all is the Fairy of the Fairies, who is forever young. A fairy will begin to grow old only by marrying herself, when she will lose her fairy-tale attributes and immortality. Other common names in fairy tales, ballads or folk collections are Chira Chiralina, Inia Dinia, Ileana Cosânzeana and Iana Sânziana.

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In Romanian folk mythology, Zburătorul ( the Flyer) is a Romanian myth. It is a fantastic being imagined as a bad spirit that afflicts sleeping night in the sleepless, unmarried and recently married women, and causes men to insomnia, restlessness or all sorts of trouble.

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In romantic literature, the term "flyer" is a personification of the love and wish of the beloved man, of the intense love for the beloved being. It is believed that the "flyer" is a man who, during his lifetime, was rejected by a woman and who, after death, haunts the women on Earth, but especially the one who refused him (if she is still alive). He is considered the symbol of unrequited love.

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Sânzienele are some sort of fairies which float in the air or walk on the ground on the night of June 23 to June 24, singing and dancing, sharing fruits, breeding animals and birds, giving flowers cure and smell and curing people's illnesses and sufferings.

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Unlike Rusalii (from the Slav: rusalija, Latin: Rosalia and Greek: ρουσάλια), which are fantastic evil-bearing representations, Sânzienele are good fairies, but they can also become harmful forces. If they are wicked, the fairies hurt the sinners with the "Sânzienelor chain", stir up the storms, distroy the grain with ice storms and leave the field without harvest and the plants without cure.

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Strigoii, also called Moroi are dead people, became a sort of ghost who are leaving their graves, usually at night. The "strigoi" estate is conditioned by certain precedents and may be imposed on those born on the eve of a great holiday, children from parents of atheists or people predestined to this posture, for example, those born with a hood on the skin. All the strigoi are evil and they have bad eyes with which they can disturb anyone. They have attributes of vampirism. Their power is neutralized to the sound of the horn, to the singing of the rooster and to the action of special magic, especially in the presence of garlic.

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