Belief in fairies is the most widespread of all. Most often they are described as beautiful young ladies with long hair and soft and transparent body, with beautiful eyes, pleasant voice, dressed in airy white gowns, with a shroud over their head which allows them to fly. If their shroud gets torn, they will lose their ability to fly. Their hair is most often golden, let loose and long, so it hits the ground. Their hair must not be pulled; even if a single hair is pulled out they will die because of it! Fairies are of ambivalent nature; they can be nice to people but also very dangerous or evil if they are not pleased.
According to the Croatian legends, fairies were often seen by the shepherds. When they would fall asleep at night, near the fire, fairies would ride their horses and play with them the whole night. In the mornings, shepherds would find their horses dead tired, and their hair would be braided in a way no human hand would be able to do.