Candela are a teleporting Fae that descended from Maeve.
Description (Defined) Edit
Candelas are faeries that have two Merry Dancers, globes of floating light, as constant companions. The Merry Dancers file around in groups, their orbs of light flickering an waving—kind of like fireflies. (find book ref)
Details About Edit
Type of Faerie or Connection Edit
- Fire fae
Powers, Abilities, Skills Edit
Characteristics / NatureEdit
- skin of a grey tone, accompanied by Merry Dancers
- usually one or two words are considered a sentence to pureblooded Candela
Habitat / KnoweEdit
- pale green eyes
- share a connection with Merry Dancers, they can feel one of them shatter when they die
|unnamed girl||Half-Candela Changeling||lives at Home, presumably deceased from goblin-fruit addiction|
|Grianne||Candela||Guard at Shadowed Hills|
|Antonio Robinson||Candela||King of Kingdom of Angels|
|Antonio Robinson's son||Candela (unclear if pureblooded or mixed-blood)||Prince of Kingdom of Angels|
Book Quotations Edit
Grianne, a thin faced Candela who rarely spoke without prompting. Her voice was soft was wind rattling through tree branches, and just about as human. 
Each Candela is accompanied by two or more balls of self-aware light called Merry Dancers. They can be sent on simple errands- like fetching a Duck- but if someone extinguishes a Candela's Dancers, the Candela dies.
"Grianne, has the Duke been summoned?" Grianne cocked her head like she was listening to something the rest of us couldn't hear.
"Yes, sir," said Grianne, and bowed before turning and flinging herself off the edge of the walkway. There was a flare of greenish-white light, and she was gone.
Grianne was sitting on the railing, with her Merry Dancers spinning around her. Her face was serene as ever, but her skin was glowing a pale green only slightly dimmer than her Merry Dancers, betraying her displeasure. Candela only light up under stress.
Her expression was as bland as ever as she nodded, but her Merry Dancers shifted color, turning a warm yellow. Maybe she wasn't as cold as everyone though. Maybe we just read her wrong. 
[Grianne's] Merry Dancers darted downward, spinning around her, and all three were gone, leaving Connor and [Toby] in darkness.
Her face remained impassive, but her Merry Dancers flared a brief, sickly red, outward manifestations of her internal dismay.
"The Shadow Roads belong always and only to the Cait Sidhe; others may touch upon their borders, like the Candela, who sometimes flicker through the edges of our everlasting night, but none may take them from us." - Tybalt in Jealous in Honor
Candela Mythology / Folklore Edit
- ↑ Rosemary and Rue, ch. 6
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Late Eclipses, Ch. 10
- ↑ Late Eclipses, Ch. 11
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Late Eclipses, Ch. 34
See Also Edit
- List of Fae Types
- List of Firstborn
- List of Faerie Kingdoms, Duchys, Realms
- Big Three
- Fae Holidays
- List of October Daye books
External References Edit