Elves Under Hoof
(direct link to a zipped file of four PDFs) is a free print-and-play solitaire game from Dan Verssen
. From the rules: Victory: You win when the last elf is dead. You achieve a Prancing Victory if you have 5 or more surviving reindeer. You get a Spoiled Meat Victory if you have 2 or less surviving reindeer. You lose if all your reindeer are killed and left to rot in the snow.
It is included, naturally, in the Games involving Elf Death
list at BoardGameGeek.
posted by Wolfdog
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Parting the Veil of Faery
: The Colmore Fatagravures
, said to date from the 1890s. "A Scottish adventurer, inventor, and photographer named Neville Colmore
claimed to have constructed a device capable of '...parting the veil of Faery...' The device, which he called the Spectobarathrum, along with all of the images he claimed to have made were believed destroyed in a fire. I believe some of these images and related artefacts may have survived." [via Apothecary's Drawer]
posted by mediareport
on Jun 19, 2007 -
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you know Stekkjarstaur
, Ketkrokur and Kertasnikir? They're the Jolasveinar
, the impish "Yuletide Lads
" of Iceland
, and those are only some of their many names. During the thirteen days before Christmas, legend says that they do their best to monkeywrench the celebrations
with hijinks like stealing sausages, milk, and candles, and peeping into windows and up skirts
. The children of gruesome child-eating trolls Gryla
and Leppaludi, who were known for snatching naughty children
, the elves got their start in the 17th century. In the years since, their image has apparently mellowed, and now they leave children presents in their shoes and limit themselves to mild pranks.
posted by Miko
on Dec 22, 2006 -
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. First they are attacked by evil Orcs in the woods; next they are driven into the dark forest of Lothlorien, where they are imprisoned by the beautiful but evil Queen Beruthiel. They make their escape when Beruthiel's good sister, Galadriel, frees them from their prison-cell and floats them down the river in barrels ... however, they face a terrifying setback when they are found by the evil wizard Radagast. Gandalf sacrifices his life to destroy Radagast the Balrog, and the others escape the mountains while the battle rages.(via Making Light)
posted by grabbingsand
on Apr 7, 2005 -
Santa lays off elves "Something will definitely be missing this Christmas." said Milja Vilmila, who was told her job as an elf helping Santa no longer existed.
posted by drezdn
on Dec 20, 2003 -