Legends of vampires and werewolves make the hairs on human necks stand on end, wherever they are told in the world, while those of elves, and faeries make us all smile. From trolls of Scandinavian folklore, to the impish leprechauns of Ireland, these creatures of myth are familiar to us all. Even Native Americans of the United States have similar legends, but how much of it is based in fact?
Most ‘evidence’ is in the form of eye-witness testimonies, and those who encounter elven creatures should know that to refuse their requests for food or shelter can bring bad luck. Fortunately, elves are said to avoid humans as much as possible, living secret lives hidden away in deep forests, so it is said. It’s very easy to dismiss such ‘sightings’ as pure imagination, but some archaeological discoveries could make you think again.