A cheerful and rather mischievous fairy or elf. Pixies are often depicted with pointed ears and wearing long pointed hats. The pixies of Cornwall and Devon seem to have a good deal in common with Robin Goodfellow.
A proverb from the South of England (Devon) was
The good horse must smell to a pixy, (i.e. know where the bog is).
- Hazlitt, W. Carew. (1905). Faith and Folklore. 2 vols. London: Reeves and Turner, p. 2:493.