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The Xana is a character found in Asturian mythology. Always female, she is a creature of extraordinary beauty believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. She is usually described as small or slender with long blonde or light brown hair (most often curly), which she tends to with gold or silver combs woven from sun or moonbeams.
The Xana is known all over Europe as the fairy (or the fairy godmother). Xanas can be good or bad fairies. Bad Xanas kidnap children, attack people and steal food. Good Xanas wear white or silver dresses, but bad Xanas wear rags.
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