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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, ...

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 ...

www.geek.com/tech/the-origin-of-the-species-elves-1663330

Aug 1, 2016 ... By and large they were invented by people who were absolutely in love with the world of Middle Earth and were eager for a way to spend more ...

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/Elf ... Tolkien's inspiration was frequently linguistic, so he then had to figure out what hobbits were. ... Hobbits are pretty much his invention.

www.quora.com/Mythical-Creatures-Why-are-elves-et-al-universal-fantasy

Well, it's common in English fantasy literature. We inherited it from the Germanic tribes who invaded England, who got it from the Norse, who invented the ...

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 ...

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.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/revealing-true-nature-elves-dangerous-beauties-and-diabolical-fiends-004978

Dec 18, 2015 ... In Norse mythology, elves came in pairs – light and dark elves. Light elves were appreciated and esteemed by the god Odin. Some legends say ...

www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/history/elves.htm

Elves generally were magical beings who could control what people see as well as experience. ... Bushy Evergreen (Inventor of the magic toy-making machine).