Grim Fairy Tales
The Cat Sith (also known as the Cat Sidhe) is a large, black, spectral cat mentioned in both Scottish and Irish folklore. In some legends it is a fairy creature, while in others it is a transformed witch. The legends may be based upon Kellas Cats, which are a hybrid between domestic cats and European Wildcats
The Naturally mummified body of a swedish "Hustomte" or housegnome. dated 1866 ~Hustomten comes from scandinavian folklore and is a gnome that is said help the farmer and cares for the lifestock, he has a fierce temperament. If he gets upset he will bring misery to the household ~The label reads- "This litte housegnome was found by my father, Jan Peter Peterson, in the winter of 1866 inside the old barn wall. He was already lifeless ~by Jacob Petersson *
"The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald. My mother has a beautifully-illustrated copy of this story that I can't seem to find online to share. The story is fairy tale - in that there are ugly things and scary times, and good ultimately triumphs - and it is very powerful. It has remained with me all my life.