The iele are feminine mythical creatures in Romanian mythology.Often they are described as Faeries, with great seductive power over men, with magic skills and attributes similar to Nymphs. 🇷🇴
The iele are said to live in the sky, in forests, in caves, on isolated mountain cliffs.They mostly appear at night by moonlight, as dancing Horas. The place where they had danced would after remain carbonized. 🇷🇴
The iele are said not to be solitary creatures, but gather in groups in the air, where they can fly with or without wings.
Terrible punishments are inflicted upon the ones who refuse their invitation to dance, or the ones who mimic their movements. The one who randomly hears their songs becomes instantly mute. A main characteristic is their beautiful voices which are used to enchant their listeners.