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Dwarfs and Elves

I know it’s too early to be thinking about Santa. I just got to thinking that he employs elves and I wondered if perhaps they might be similar to dwarfs. You are probably wondering why it would even matter but I’m always curious about all sorts of things. Anyway if you think about it most likely a lot of people would not even have heard of either one if it wasn’t for Christmas stories about Santa and his elves. Both are mentioned quite often in fantasy stories, fiction, and fairy tales.

If the little fellow has magical powers he’ll be a dwarf. Everyone knows the fairy tale about Snow White and that she discovered the cottage where seven dwarves lived. Her dwarfs were working in a diamond mine. Dwarfs are usually pictured as being small but having a human appearance and generally seen as being ugly.

Elves, on the other hand, were considered to be beings of minor gods like nature and fertility gods. They also have a more youthful appearance than dwarfs who had long beards. Elves are a mixture of women and men and there are some who might look a bit ugly depending on what kind of elf he or she was. Santa’s elves were Christmas working elves. These mythological creatures hid and lived deep in lush virgin forests and could also be seen living in such isolated places as wells, springs, caves and underground. All of them with charms and magic and are said to have held back the signs of aging with their powers of immortality. We know that in most of the Christmas movies with Santa his elves look like children even if they’re not.

When it comes to personality dwarfs are considered to be more human since they are looked upon as being more comical and can show human emotions such as happiness and sadness. Now you also know how Snow White’s dwarfs got their names. Elves are considered to be serious creatures and can get into mischief.

Physical differences between dwarfs and elves:

  • Dwarfs are shorter than elves.
  • Dwarfs have more human emotions than elves.
  • Elves are more divine beings as compared to dwarfs.
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    Do you enjoy stories and movies about elves and dwarfs?

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