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Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Monday, October 20, 2003, 15:46
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From: "Costentin Cornomorus" <elemtilas@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad

> >> Also, I am curious. Why do you call your Elves > >> "Elves" if they are normal humans? > > > Let me elaborate. They are the descendants of > > an ancient civilization that existed in the > > British Isles prior to the coming of the Celts. > > The Germanic traditions of Elves (OE _ylfe_) > > are a distorted memory of past contacts with > > that civilization, and the Germanic people as > > well as the Celts attributed magical powers to > > them. The Anglo-Saxons, upon arriving on the > > British scene, identified them with the _ylfe_. > > Thank you for the explanation.
May I input a suggestion. Remember those Refugees to Armorica recently? Maybe they're the 'elves'. Wouldn't like to give them that name, though.


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>