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Keightley, Thomas - Store Hedding Zealand

Identifier

011268

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Thomas Keightley – The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves and other Little people

In the popular creed there is some strange connection between the elves and the trees.  They not only frequent them, but they make an interchanged form with them.  In the church yard of Store Heddinge in Zealand, there are the remains of an oak wood.  These, say the common people, are the Elle-king's soldiers, by day they are trees, by night valiant warriors.

The linden or lime tree is a favourite haunt of the elves and cognate beings and it is not safe to be near it after sunset.

The source of the experience

Keightley, Thomas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Elf

Symbols

Elf
Tree

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References