This is a stupid ask for someone your caliber, but are the Fae the same all over the word? If I follow the European traditions and make an offering to a river spirit somewhere in Africa, they have different Fae there? Sorry for my ignorance😥😥😥
It’s good that you asked!
Yes, it’s supremely important that you learn about the native traditions of the land if you’re going to work with those spirits.
Like in North America how it’s not good to give alcohol as an offering to the land spirits, even though this is something done in Europe. The spirits that dwell on North American soil are not the same ones that dwell in say Scotland.
The faeries are a European thing, but especially so in the British Isles. Elves are a part of Norse and Germanic culture, just as the Sidhe are specific to Ireland. Other cultures have other kinds of spirits. Learn about them. Read their folklore. Learn from those who work with them.