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Essorant
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Here is a link you may find interesting: The True Elves of Europe

"Webster's dictionary defines an Elf to be "a tiny, ...prankish fairy" (or "a small child or being, especially a mischievous one"), in perfect accordance with popular literary usage of Shakespeare and others. However, the word is much older than its current meaning and used to have completely different connotations. There is abundant linguistic and literary evidence that the beings of the same name were treated very seriously and with much reverence all over the ancient Northern Europe, and that the names "Elf" and its analogies in other languages was applied to a separate, quite independently from humans existing race ("folk") of beings, comparable and very often even superior to humans in many respects."


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A bit of teasing if I may?  I bet you missed seeing Darby O'Gill And The Little People didn't you?  Gosh, I can remember my grandmother telling me so many stories of the elves that her grandmother before her had told her, and she had heard them from her grandmother.  Not only have they been around us a lot longer than people would suspect, but in different forms, and they are still around us, or at least that is what my grandmother told me.  I have to believe her as she was not sitting on the blarney stone.     I just assume it is those pesky elves moving things when I go looking for something missing, don't you?
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If you want to learn more, you could go to Elf School
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Thank you for this, Ess.  I smiled all the way through...and heard a little voice as I read.

It is ok to believe...didn't we all, at one time, clap for Tinkerbell?

 
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