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Do Icelanders really believe in elves?

By Sara McMahon

  •  Most people tread lightly when entering into known elf territory. Photo/GVA

Most Icelanders will not deny the existence of elves. As they say: Better safe than sorry.

 

It is difficult to determine whether Icelanders truly “believe” in elves and hidden people. A survey conducted by the National University’s Department of Ethnology showed that very few Icelanders believed elves really and truly existed.

Yet, these same individuals would not deny their existence either, and most people tread lightly when entering into known elf territory. As they say: Better safe than sorry.

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