Fairies are one of the most significant mythological conceptions, and belief in them is not only ancient but also widespread. In Britain, there are a number of different fairies and their characteristics vary widely. Belief in the species is strongest in Ireland, and they are known there as the "good people". They are of a kind, yet somewhat mischievous nature. Scottish fairy lore is very similar to that of Ireland, although they are known throughout the Highlands as 'daoine sithe' or "men of peace". They are thought to swap children for fairy changelings which are wise and unchildish. There are many spots in which people claim to hear fairy music, and it is said to be as beautiful as they are.