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The trouble with elves & dwarves... - mattbishopwrites.com
I’m as tired of pointy-eared, nimble elves leaping from rock to rock above a raging river or walking atop drifted snow, as I am of gruff, Scottish-sounding, hammer-toting, gold-loving dwarves, as nimble with dishes and song as they are with axes. But, much of our modern conception of elves (alfar) and dwarves (svartalfar) began with Norse …