Friday, 10 February 2012

Origins of the Faerie folk

Origins of Faeries

There are many explanations as to the origins of faeries but the belief in them is widespread all over the world.
In Norse mythology faeries came from the maggots that crawled from a giant's corpse. Some became light elves that were happy and good, the others became dark elves that were evil and lived below ground.
The Icelandic version is that Eve hid some of her children from God because she was so ashamed that they were dirty. When asked if that was all her of her children she foolishly said yes, and so because she was lying, those dirty children were doomed to live forever in the dark and avoid the sight of man.

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