Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:30 AM
I was thinking about this the other day and my 1 1/2 year old son is like 30 inches tall, yet has language, tool use, social skills and basically everything that would be needed to survive, except a good way to avoid predators. So, thinking there are little people who could exist seems not so much about size, as it is about historical/archeological evidence.
Here at Intel we make processors on 12 inch wafers. And, the individual processors on the wafers are called die. And, I am employed to check these die. That is why I am the DieChecker.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Well they were certainly real up to about 100 years ago... at least to many folk. I suppose that's about as concrete an answer as can be given.
A stream with strong undercurrents, or a large loch with similar, or a particularly apparent thermocline... well of course that'd house a dreaded kelpie. Steep, rocky mountainsides... Of course nasty beasties like the Fachan of Glen Etive. You get my drift... I can't explain brownies though, perhaps there was a call for people breaking into your house and doing your chores overnight? Maybe burglars were far more civil and well-intentioned back then?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:31 AM
yes,they do exist.there are spirits all 'round us but u can't see them.some people have what they call''a 3rd eye'' which makes them see what the average person doesn't.in all shapes,sorts and sizes.elves and fairies belong to the category ''earthspirits''.other elemental spirits are fire,water-and airspirits.
I think that the fables and folklore were based on humans. Larger people came into contact with smaller people, who seemed mysterious to them. There may be an alien connection too. That's a secondary explanation, though.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:58 PM
Trakkia, on 23 January 2013 - 03:01 AM, said:
well, we have tall people, short people, people with broad shoulders, people with big jaws, why not people with pointy ears? All they have to do is wear a hat. In fact, I bet that's why hipsters wear hats and scarves and stuff, they'r hiding pointy ears! But seriously, point ears is plausible, some race of humanoids could have existed with pointy ears at some point, then people decided to breed with with them, or kill them, and flushed out that gene, just like big browed neanderthals went bye bye. If they lived in a time where people made stories and then died out before now, we'd be hearing about 'Mr. Bigbrows' in fairy tails, probably taking on the roll of a grumpy troll or something.
As for dwarves, well I'm pretty sure that came from short people, who were likely outcast-you know, racism, it most likely existed back when the idea came about- and made their own little towns. Isn't there a condition to do with people being short due to their genes with something resembling 'dwarf' in the name? Not sure how this is much of a myth to be honest... Bar the idea of super strength or something, from some stories I've heard; but look at other things in history shrouded in mystery, people make up crazy things about them. Ever heard of ninjas?
The grim reaper is some creepy guy who decided to invent Halloween, but it went horribly wrong so someone else did.
Fairies.... I have no idea, I'd put it down to mushrooms...
But if they existed in all their magical prowess, I'd happily go to live with them, as someone said earlier.
Anyways, dwarves are just short people, elves could have had a gene that makes them have pointy ears -like features found in different ethnic groups that define them-, then the rest was superstition when they cut themselves off or from stories which were exaggerated after the gene disappeared, probably when mother nature realised pointed ears don't really aid hearing and will likely get you killed by the church -back then, that is. That's probably why they disappeared if they ever existed, and since ears don't have bones if we found elf bones we wouldn't know it.
I think the word is Dwarfism that your looking for
modas, on 26 January 2013 - 12:00 PM, said:
I do kind of beleave in some of folk creatures who live in other dimentions but i think it's a side efect of playing to much dragon age (for those who don't know it it's a briliant video game).
I prefer Skyrim myself
THAT IS NOT DEAD WHICH MAY ETERNAL LIE, AND WITH STRANGE AEONS EVEN DEATH MAY DIE - H.P. LOVECRAFT
YOUR PUNY TECHNOLOGY IS NO MATCH FOR THE FORCES OF NATURE!
Fairies are not as nice as some people think. Many a child had been killed because their parents thought the fairies had stolen their babies and the baby was now the demon.
In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.
I have always been interested in then subject of magical beings but never followed through with my curiosity, what are your views ?
What about to try a meditation. About a fairy. But, about some fairy from some myths. Hindu, Greece and so on.
I tried for example evocation of Circe (Greece myth) and she came in the form of visible. I think that fairies are astral beings.