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Re: Elf-arrows and Shakespeare
Poster: "Xavier de Lyon" <XavierDeLyon@mindspring.com>
The flint arrow heads were also called "celts" pronounced with the "c" being
an "s" sound instead of a "k". I'm not sure however whether if this is a
period or modern term.
If I remember right there was a mythology about them being caused by
(source page two of european arms and armour by Ashdown)
Flint weapons are a very natural weapon in england. In northern england and
scotland I've seen flint used as a building material for entire churches and
roads it was so plentiful in areas.
>Poster: Scott Cozad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
>> they were supposed to be shot by elves at people and cattle out malice or
>> revenge. Cool huh!
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