Pixie character jug produced by Lefton China of Chicago, Illinois, circa 1970. A pixie is a mythical creature of British folklore and are speculated to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringforts, or menhirs. In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature, and childlike; they are fond of dancing and wrestling outdoors, of which they perform through the night. They are usually depicted with pointed ears, often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat. In other depictions, their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the outer end. This pixie's ear forms the handle of the jug.