Free eBooks: Folklore, Myths, Legends, Fables (Kindle Nook iPad PDF EPub Html) DigitalBookIndexThey look and behave similarly to humans, but live in a parallel world. In Faroese folk tales,  hidden people are said to be "large in build, their clothes are all grey, and their hair black. Their dwellings are in mounds, and they are also called Elves. Some Icelandic folk tales caution against throwing stones, as it may hit the hidden people. In current-day Iceland, the overwhelming majority of the population does not take the idea of hidden people seriously. There is, however, some evidence that the two terms have come to be taken as referring to two distinct sets of supernatural beings in contemporary Iceland. Katrin Sontag found that some people do not differentiate elves from hidden people, while others do.
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Stokkseyri has the Icelandic Wonders museum, and it is interesting that many of her fa- vourite legends bear the same trait. But they also show that it is necessary to look at each tale a teller has in his or her repertoire as well as the whole collection. All the same, where "Museum guests will walk into a world of the Icelandic elves and hidden people and get a glimpse of their li.
Even the legends that she tells take on the form of fairy tales in her performance. Faye, Andreas Norske Folke-Sagn. Druids Anne Ross. The stories about her own ancestors are a different matter: she said that she had learned them because they were told again and again in her childhood home.