Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad
|Date:||Monday, October 20, 2003, 15:46|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Costentin Cornomorus" <elemtilas@...>
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.