from museum of huge beings
the other night was a restless one. after a few hours of tossing and turning, i finally sat up and decided to put the radio on. listening to a local station with my clock alarm next to my bed, i sat there for a quite a while, concentrating on an all night radio program in the dark.
on came a segment with a guest from iceland. i thought, "that's different .... when do you really hear much about iceland?" well, different it was. the guest's name was magnus skarphedinsson;
"[he]is both the brother of the leader of one of Iceland’s most influential political parties and the head of The Icelandic Elf School.
That’s right, Elf School. With a curriculum, classrooms, textbooks, diplomas, and ongoing research, Álfaskólinn (Elf School) teaches about the five different types of elves, hidden people, and other invisible beings that inhabit this island nation." (quote from following article; see below).
apparently, this is taken very seriously and he said that if they believe a spot is elf or hidden people-inhabited they will actually zone around building anything in that area!!
the read more about this, look at the article, in the land of the fairy king: iceland's elf school.
here is a very interesting article about iceland and some of the beliefs they have. more about the hidden people in this report. elves in modern iceland.
i wonder if i dreamt about little people that night. i know crumpet was on my mind.
canada has the largest number of icelandic immigrants in the world. most of them settled around gimli, manitoba. read about gimli's yearly icelandic festival.