The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs by Claude Lecouteux, hardcover
Greetings, sorcerer. Venturing into dwarven lands, are you? You might be interested in this excellent tome on the mythology, folklore, and literary history of elves and dwarfs.
Sharing his extensive analysis of Germanic and Norse legends, as well as Roman, Celtic, and medieval literature, Claude Lecouteux reveals how both elves and dwarfs were once peoples who lived in wild regions as keepers of the secrets of nature. They were able to change their size at will and had superhuman strength and healing powers. They were excellent smiths, crafting swords that nothing could dull as well as magical jewelry, and often entered into the service of lords or heroes. They were a part of the everyday life of our ancestors before they were transformed by fairy tales and church texts into the mythical creatures we know today.
9" L x 6" W x 1" D. 1 1/2 lbs. Hardcover. 240 pages.