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Re: Elf-arrows and Shakespeare

Poster: Scott Cozad <mystic@beast.toad.net>

	There is a term in Old Nosre Alfskot.  It means Elf Shot.  I know
of a few magical techniques to protect cattle and other animals from tis
ElfShot.  It was used in a sort of magical warfare.  I havenever seen the
term used in the British Isles.  I think there are also refernces to it in
Germany and related places.  Most of the reference I've ever seen come out
of Scandinavia.  If I remember right the Sami(Lapps) were very good at
using it.  If anyone is interested please contact me and I'll try and get
back to you soon.  I'm getting ready for a big demo in March.  So if I
don't get back to you right away, sorry.


On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Gene Bonar wrote:

> Greetings Rosettes,
> First, my "Forgotten English", word-a-day calendar says that the term
> elf-arrow was given in the British Isles to the ancient flint arrow-heads
> still often found.  Also arrow-heads of the Neolithic period ... At one time
> they were supposed to be shot by elves at people and cattle out malice or
> revenge.  Cool huh!
> Second, I saw Shakespeare in love this weekend and it is very cool.  Before
> anyone jump in, let's stipulate that they weren't very careful with get the
> historical facts right but it was a very cool movie otherwise.  Garb, garb,
> and more garb.  Did I say there was very cool garb.  It's worth seeing just
> for the garb and the sets, and of course the actors were first rate too.
> THL Eógan mac Ailpein,  archer and Windmasters' Hill pursuivant
> House Flamingbolt, Elvegast, Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia
> mka Gene Bonar  919.577.3013 gbonar@auspex.com

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