|Russia: Elven lore and kin research performed, what about your country?
||[Jan. 11th, 2011|01:46 am]
There is a revolutionary book on Elves printed in Russia - "Pathway to the Unicorn": thoughts about the reality of the Elven race and also about how to distinguish Elven features among us now living and after all what to do with all that.|
There is also one Russian researcher of Scandinavian lore and traditions Leonid Korablev, keeping similar position to the author of the "Pathway to the Unicorn" and famous for his studies among the Russian elves-related fandom. But not only. Twice (in 2003 and 2005) Leonid L. Korablev was given grants from the Ambassador of Iceland in Russian Federation Mr. Benedikt B. Jónsson. So, a researcher from Russia is interested in Iceland's traditions more than the Icelanders themselves!
Talking about the fandom, there are many Russians not only believing they are elves spiritually, but taking into account the physical features. It is not so strange to compare someone or oneself to an elf, the image of the Elves is quite clear among Russians.
But, as for the West, as far as I can trace the Western literature, there is only a book by L.Gardner "Realm Of The Ring Lords" devoted to historical reality of the elves. But it gives a questionable and strange version that Elves = Cathars, or something like that. No features list. No recommendation, no Choice idea.
So, the question is - what about your country? Do your people walk among the Elven artefacts, live in the country where some geographical names are devoted to the Elves and do nothing with that? What about Iceland? Why there is no popularity of idea of believing and claiming to have Elven features? Why there is no such a book to make them believe.
The more people believe, the stronger the Race's spirit enabling it to maintain the rebirth process :)