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    Hi, I was in west Wales recently and saw a local exhibition on 'fairy' art, or the tylwyth teg as they are known locally, I'd read about the daone sidhé previously so this exhibition peaked my interest as I've read various books by Jacques Vallée and been fascinated by his theories regarding the extraterrestrial phenomenon changing in appearance in repsect to the time period. Afterwards I dug a bit further and came across the Isiki (or Asiki) of African lore and was hoping someone can point me in a direction for more of these kinds of myths?

    cheers, Doug.

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    Hi, I was in west Wales recently and saw a local exhibition on 'fairy' art, or the tylwyth teg as they are known locally, I'd read about the daone sidhé previously so this exhibition peaked my interest as I've read various books by Jacques Vallée and been fascinated by his theories regarding the extraterrestrial phenomenon changing in appearance in repsect to the time period. Afterwards I dug a bit further and came across the Isiki (or Asiki) of African lore and was hoping someone can point me in a direction for more of these kinds of myths?

    cheers, Doug.
    Doug, sorry I can't help you with your quest. I love the name tylwyth teg, I had never heard it before. Welcome to the forum, Doug.

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    Hi Vervesenter,

    Welcome...and thank you for this request. Hopefully it will spurn some discussion as well! The book 'Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries' is probably the best book out there on the topic. It was written in 1911, so the perspective is a little antiquated, though scholarly. And it's a net positive that it IS a little antiquated as the author's investigations are not as tainted by modern preconceptions. For this reason alone, it has tremendous value.

    One quote from a little person were words to the effect that, "we used to be plentiful here until the clerics drove us out." That suggests that the mind set of Christians became rigid enough that it created a mental barrier for beings that may be reliant on a more open human mental realm whose impact on the imaginal realm may be so intense as to spill over into physical space.

    https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/ffcc/index.htm

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    Hi Verve
    I've always had a problem with the legends of little people living inside the earth and using caves to come to the surface. And then I ran into the story of the Pedro Mountain Mummy. This is one of those amazing stories that tends to remove most of the doubt about those little guys existing.






    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wy-littlepeople.html
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    To the Shoshone Indians of Wyoming , this small race of people were known as the Nimerigar and their legends told of the little people attacking them with tiny bows and poisoned arrows.


    The Nimerigar were also known to kill their own kind with a blow to the head when they became too ill to be an active part of their society. Though part of the legend, this practice of sometimes killing the infirmed was a also a regular part of life for many of the nomadic Indian tribes.
    The Pedro Mountains of south central Wyoming photo
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    Though many believe these "little people” to be only the stuff of legends, several discoveries point to the contrary, the most significant of which, was a 14” inch fully formed mummy found in 1932. Called the Pedro Mountains Mummy, he was discovered when two men were digging for gold in the San Pedro Mountains about 60 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming.

    After continually working a rich vein and running only into more and more rock, Cecil Main and Frank Carr used dynamite to blast a section of the mountainside to get at the gold. After the dust cleared, a cave could be seen in the rock face. The small cavern was about 15 feet long and 4 feet high and had been totally sealed off from the outside world by a thick wall of rock.

    As the men entered the cave they were surprised to see a small a pygmy-like man sitting cross-legged upon a ledge. The tiny mummy was only about 6 ½ inches tall in its seated position, and estimated at 14 inches tall in a standing position. Its skin was brown and wrinkled, its forehead low and flat, its features displaying a flat nose, heavy-lidded eyes and a very wide mouth with thin lips. The face looked like of an old man. It was so well preserved, its fingernails could still been on its hands and the top of its head was covered in a dark jelly-like substance that was still pliable.

    The two prospectors took their find to Casper, Wyoming and in no time, scientists came from all over the nation to have a look at the mummy. Sure that it was a hoax, extensive tests were performed when the professionals assumed it was a pieced-together work of taxidermy. However, the anthropologists would soon be surprised to see that x-rays displayed a perfectly formed, manlike skeleton. The tests also showed that the mummy had been killed violently, as the spine was damaged, a collarbone broken, and the skull had been smashed in by a heavy blow. The soft substance at the top of the head exposed brain tissue and congealed blood. After the tests were complete, the scientists estimated that the mummy was a full grown adult who was approximately 65 years old at the time of his death. One odd finding was that its teeth were overly pointed, having a full set of canines.
    I will add that a dentist bought the mummy after viewing it as authentic. He continued performing tests and X-Rays until he was mysteriously murdered and the mummy stolen never to be seen or heard from again.


    I'm in agreement with folks who think the Smithsonian has been scooping up the remains of giants from all over the United States since the 1800's. I think as time went on various parts of the government decided to extend the secrecy afforded to the remains of giants to other creatures such as Sasquatch and apparently little people. Any life form that would upset the apple cart of Darwinian thinking is now viewed as something that can not be allowed to see the light of day and as such influence public opinion as to the existence of.
    So in short, there appears to be a conspiracy of sorts to aquire all physical bodies that are not in the Darwinian line of thinking.



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    I lived in Hana Maui for a few years working on the Hana Hotel. You can still see the many fish ponds supposedly built by the Menehune (little people) in one night. The natives there still think there is something to them


    Menehune are a mythological dwarf people in Hawaiian tradition who live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, hidden and far away from human settlements.

    The Menehune are described as superb craftspeople. They built temples (heiau), fishponds, roads, canoes, and houses. Some of these structures that Hawaiian folklore attributed to the Menehune still exist. They are said to have lived in Hawaiʻi before settlers arrived from Polynesia many centuries ago. Their favorite food is the maiʻa (banana), and they also like fish.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menehune

    I also lived for many years in Denmark and met many icelanders who had their stories about the little folk aka faries

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    Welcome to the forum, Doug.

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    Several years back, the kids and adults went for an early evening walk. I caught my nephew who was six or seven give a wave towards a row of forsythia bushes. His face said it all. He checked to see if anyone saw what he saw. I leaned over and whispered, “You see them, too?” He shook his head and grinned.
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    There was a place on the property that my siblings and I named, “Fairyland”. It was marshy with streams that meandered and broke off into smaller ones. The land was full of fiddlehead ferns and purple and white violets, skunk cabbage and thorns. It covered at least a couple of acres. We lined the trails that lead up to our secret place with fallen white birch trees. I only saw the fairies and elves out of the corner of my eye and there was an inner knowing. I’d get that tickle in the belly.




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    Iceland is supposed to be a hotbed, "elf" can mean anything from gnomes to giants there.

    In my view, the "little people" are not dwarf persons, but elementals. Since this is bizarre, when seen, the human mind projects an image of body and face onto what otherwise could only be described as a blob of energy. The closest thing it seems people can tolerate would perhaps be a mountain elemental, I think a lot of folks can take a steady look at a mountain peak and find a thin vortex over it. This is like a big, fixed version of the mobile little people.

    There probably are organic, physical dwarves as well, which we're not supposed to know about.

    In Indian and Tibetan lore, classes of elementals are also part of the human system, and so standard medical or psychological health includes "correcting the relationship", so to speak. The Yeti is also considered a non-physical being which at times is able to manifest, although more divine. So there are certain places that have "special classes of beings", such as Himalayas, or Ireland--Wales. Elementals, generally, are everywhere and everything. This is probably Pantheism, and would state something like there is a gnome, he lives in the crust, spends a few million years making uranium, then does amethyst, and so forth, and lives presumably as long as the planet. The pixies, brownies, and so forth, would be similar, but involved more with flowers or something else.

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