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Re: Non-stereotypical elves was Re: Quick Intro

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003, 13:25
Wesley Parish wrote:
>At last, someone who's put some thought into "Elves". > >I remind myself of the times I was warned in Papua New Guinea about masalai >- >forest spirits - who'd eat me if they caught me; and Tolkien's Quenyar are >essentially forest spirits with a touch of the Christian Church's Angels >about them.
Apart from that Tolkien's elves are called "Quendi", I find that characterization extremely odd. Certainly, some of them were more than a bit fond of forests, but "forest spirits"? That sounds alot more like the Ents. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*.


Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>