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11 facts about Iceland's elusive elves
12-13-2017, 03:14 PM #1
Strigoi Diavolul
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Quote:1. While belief in the reality of these creatures may be a bit on the wane over the years, the last study to measure such things found that 54 percent of Iceland’s 300,000+ residents would not deny that elves exist.

2. References to the word alfar (elf) first appeared in Iceland in Viking-era poems that date back to around 1000 AD.

3. Depending on who you ask, elves and huldufólk are either one in the same, or two distinct types of beings. The word huldufólk means “hidden people.”

4. According to the headmaster of the Icelandic Elf School, Magnús Skarphéðinsson, there is one kind of huldufólk and 13 kinds of elves on the island. He says that the hidden people "are just the same size and look exactly like human beings, the only difference is that they are invisible to most of us. Elves, on the other hand, aren’t entirely human, they’re humanoid, starting at around eight centimetres."

5. By other accounts, the difference between huldufólk and elves is that huldufólk like to drink coffee, whereas the elves, not so much.

6. Elves, they’re just like us! Valdimar Hafstein, folklorist and professor writes that their “economy is of the same sort: like humans, the hidden people have livestock, cut hay, row boats, flense whales and pick berries.”

More@ https://www.treehugger.com/culture/11-fa...elves.html

Are those people nutty, or is there something more at play?

Un Strigoi printre noi
12-13-2017, 03:58 PM #2
Meh Member
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There's all kinds of superstition everywhere, they are a little crazier, or this is Santa's real industrial complex.
12-13-2017, 04:41 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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There's a lot of that going on in Nordic folklore. There are gnomes and elves, nymphs and a number of other entities, both good and bad and everything in between.
12-14-2017, 07:45 AM #4
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Maybe ,,,

and just Maybe ,,,

it's these freaking Icelandic Elves that are behind the Mysterious Disappearance
of every one of my Gawd Dam Left Sneakers .


the little crumb bastards are Sneaks ,,,

Shoe Nappers from Hell !
12-14-2017, 12:54 PM #5
Strigoi Diavolul
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(12-13-2017, 04:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  There's a lot of that going on in Nordic folklore. There are gnomes and elves, nymphs and a number of other entities, both good and bad and everything in between.

There are places around here where peoples belief is stuck in the middle ages. A few years back I heard about the digging up of a body, and they impaled it with a stake. They said it was due to illness that spread through the community after the person had passed.

Un Strigoi printre noi
12-14-2017, 12:55 PM #6
Mars Member
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emo-daj.gif That's hardcore.
12-14-2017, 04:51 PM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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want to hear the one about the Silver Bullet and a Sneaker Stealing Elf ?



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