Posts Tagged ‘elves’

Deconstructing the Icelandic Elves

I have mentioned the elves of Iceland before, including a documentary film, but I wish also to draw attention to this article in The Atlantic, which views the interest in elves as largely a post-1970s revival. Icelandic music phenom Bjork once cautioned the New Yorker: “You have to watch out for the Nordic cliche,” she said. “A friend of […]

The Hidden Folk of Iceland

“Two nations live in this country — the Icelandic nation and this invisible nation.” Huldufólk 102 is a wonderful 2006 documentary about Icelanders’ relationship with the Hidden Folk (elves, fairies) in their landscape. You can watch it online here (74 min.) Here is the trailer. One of my favorite parts starts eight minutes in, when a […]

Sex with Icelandic Elves

I linked to a site about sex with ghosts, so why not sex with elves? Call them “the hidden people,” call the them the Shining Ones, whatever you like. These are not garden gnomes we are talking about: “They’re not like small, ugly gnomes. They’re more like tall and beautiful.” And they know what you […]

Gallimaufry in italiano

¶ I have nothing against the Good People, but I don’t think they belong in law courts. ¶ Wicca: it really is a fashion statement. ¶ Francesca Howell, author of Magic with Gaia, speaks at an Italian Paganism conference (YouTube). Crappy video, probably from a cell phone, but interesting English and Italian soundtrack. How do […]