Hobbits Living in Iceland?

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    Natives of Iceland believe in their elves. At least 80% of the population won't deny that elves exist; even if a fewer number of people actually claim to know that they do exist.
    For many, many years, the houses and roads have had to be built around "elf houses", which appear to be strange jaggedy rocks, sometimes extremely large ones.
    When road construction workers try to move these boulders; machinery breaks down, or other mishaps occur.
    Houses in Iceland often have an enormous boulder sitting in their front yard, or even in the middle of their driveway on many occasions, in deference to the "hidden people" , as the elves are called.

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/25/iceland-construction-respect-elves-or-else
     
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    All the northern European countries have a rich folklore featuring elves, pixies, trolls and fairies. Some of these creatures bring good luck and others are evil.

    I've been to Iceland and I saw no evidence of elves there, but that does not mean that some of the local people don't want to upset the little folk. I think it's nice that Icelandic road construction companies still respect the rights of elves.
     
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    I see no reason to discount elves and other entities that we can not see. When I was told as a kid that magic, elves, etc. were not true I just agreed with my parents but never took stock in what they said. Six decades later, I still believe! Nice accompanying article, Yvonne!
     
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    The best way to deal with a large boulder has always been "to plow around it"!;)
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    Really interesting, Yvonne! Thanks for sharing; I've always wanted to learn more about foreign cultures and traditions! I honestly didn't know that there were people referring to the term "hobbits" outside Tolkien's work. Makes me feel stupid and sheltered.
     
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    Guy Lives in Real Life Hobbit House, Spends Just $5,000 a Year
     
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    He does not look too old and if he has been doing this for 20 years, I am wondering what became of his wife and kids?
     
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    If you believe, they will come :)

     
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