Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig (wasRe:Nur-ellenuniverses)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 31, 2000, 2:49|
Nik Taylor tetent:
> Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> > (I guess that to quite many right-wing people, the Party Gwirdd is
> > merely the front of what they see as a vast Elvish conspiracy aimed at
> > world domination.)
> But of course! :-)
> > Yes, I have taken the hint! It wouldn't surprise me if the character in
> > the version of the series aired *there* had a good deal of Elvish
> > ancestors.
> So elves are interfertile with humans? How "pure" would the average Elf
Of course they are interfertile with humans because they ARE humans.
I thought this would be clear, but you might have missed it.
The Elves in the Brithenig universe are simply an ethnic minority that
is left over from a civilization which existed in the British Isles
prior to the Celtic immigration. We call them "Elves" in our thread
because they are what underlies the Celtic/Germanic/Brithenig folklore
tradition of elves; it is just a convenient way to translate Nur-ellen
_El`l_ (pl. _Il`l_) or Brithenig _Ylyl_ into English.
This means that they are not 100% genetically pure. In fact, they are
quite mixed; however, they have managed to retain their language and
their cultural identity.