|Mentioned in||Rosemary and Rue, Late Eclipses|
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
Habitat / KnoweEdit
- pale green eyes
|unnamed girl||Half-Candela Changeling||lives at Home|
|Grianne||Candela||Guard at Shadowed Hills|
|Antonio Robinson||Candela||King 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.
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