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This section contains information about phenomena that are generally believed to have a supernatural, mystical nature, and the very existence of which is currently in doubt.Phenomena Hierarchy

Elves

Added Fri, 09/11/2018
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Alva
Sids
Shi
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Magical folk from Germanic-Scandinavian and Celtic folklore. They are also known by the names alva (Scandinavian), sida (Ancient Irish). The word "elf" itself is associated by some researchers with the Roman root "alb" — "white", according to another version it came from the Welsh "ellyl" or the Irish "aillil" — "shining", going back to the Sumerian "ellu" ("shining"). According to the descriptions of elves and fairies differ little.

Being benevolent to people. Descriptions of elves in various mythologies vary, but, as a rule, they are beautiful, light (sometimes even glowing) creatures, spirits of the forest. Sometimes they kidnap people (or their belongings) by taking them to their country, where a person has lost track of vermin. Sometimes they dance in forests or meadows in the form of lights, leaving trampled areas.

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