Posts Tagged ‘elves’


Queen Aelfgifu, gift of the elves, was my great…great grandmother. Aelfgar, elf-spear, was the son of Lady Godiva and my great…great grandfather. I must have elvan blood, but I am not a Santa’s helper.

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Elf Sightings

Yes, elves outnumber mortals in Iceland, but do not assume that other places are elf-free. Called huldufolk/hidden folk, they are common in the British Isles, Scandinavia, and other parts of northern Europe. If you come across them, remain still in hopes that you go undetected. Or run for your life. Or beg for mercy.

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The Huldufólk, Hidden Folk, live in Icelandic mounds. Some call them Alfar, elves. On midsummer’s night, Alfar haunt crossroads and will try to lure travelers to their doom as in this photo. Alfar do not allow photos, don’t you know?If you visit Iceland, don’t make light of Alfar, you may get a chilly reception.

[Editor’s note: Mr. Suddeth thinks it best if he lightens up these dark times]

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