The recognition of nature spirits is a given for many people in Iceland, where, AP reports:
In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” – thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness.
So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation.
The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact – including the impact on elves – of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers…..
One of Iceland’s most famous daughters, the singer Bjork, had no hesitation in responding when asked by U.S. comedian and TV host Stephen Colbert if people in her country believed in elves.
“We do,” she said. “It’s sort of a relationship with nature, like with the rocks. (The elves) all live in the rocks, so you have to. It’s all about respect, you know.”
While this story has been retired from AP, you can read a copy of the story here.
To the left is a photo I took of a mountain elf elder and his military chief of staff, overseeing part of the USA’s Rocky Mountain State Park. The bluff they live in rises thousands of feet from the valley floor. Their very distinct personalities are well defined – house markers, in fairy talk, as to who lives here. This Faery Elder image is available on our website, as a card or a print.
It’s good to see that in various pockets around the world the recognition of authentic beings from other realms is very present. The next step is to work with these beings for the improvement of our common earth.
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