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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf

An elf (plural: elves) is a type of supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. ... German Romanticist writers were influenced by this notion of the "elf", and reimported the English word elf in that context into the German language. ..... words for the same group of beings, and even that Snorri invented the Vanir.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_(Middle-earth)

In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, Elves are one of the races that inhabit a fictional Earth, often .... The now sixty Elves dwell by the rivers, and they invent poetry and music in Middle-earth (the continent). ... The others were called Eldar, the People of the Stars by Oromë, and they took Ingwë, Finwë and Elwë as their leaders, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elves_in_fiction

In many works of modern fantasy, elves are depicted as a race of semi-divine humanoid beings ... That age was often long before other races appeared or were created. Consequently, Elves are often a living relic of a setting's respective  ...

www.livescience.com/39689-history-of-elves.html

Sep 16, 2013 ... Like fairies, elves were said to be magical, diminutive shape-shifters. ( Shakespeare's elves were tiny, winged creatures that lived in, and ...

middle-earth.xenite.org/how-many-creatures-did-j-r-r-tolkien-invent-for-middle-earth

Nov 29, 2011 ... Tolkien's Elves, unlike many fairy creatures of myth and folklore, ... (speak to) Apollonius, it did so “in accents which were articulate and like ...

www.quora.com/Did-elves-and-dwarves-originate-from-the-Lord-of-the-Rings-book-Did-Hobbits

Tolkien's elves and dwarves are largely based on Norse mythology. http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/ ... Tolkien's inspiration was frequently linguistic, so he then had to figure out what hobbits were. ... Hobbits are pretty much his invention. The name ...

lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Elves

These were tall and dark-haired, the fathers of most of the Ñoldor. The ninety-six elves now invented many new words. Continuing their journey, they found ...

www.ign.com/boards/threads/so-who-came-up-with-orcs-and-elves-and-dwarves-and-the-like.116441445

It's impossible to say who 'invented' the idea of elves, orcs, dwarves, etc. Mainly, they come ... They all were made in Chocolate factories, geez.

scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/26725/what-is-the-true-origin-of-the-orcs

The Dwarves were a gift to Aule, who wanted to make life but could not, and ... Elves into the First Orcs. Seeing how he eventually created an entire army to ... One of those theories is that Orcs were bred from corrupted Elves.