Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: The Erlking (German: Erlkönig, "Alder King") is depicted in a number of German poems and ballads as a malevolent creature who haunts forests and carries off travelers to their deaths. The name may be an 18th-century mistranslation of the original Danish word elverkonge, "elf-king." The character is most famous as the antagonist in Goethe's poem "Der Erlkönig." In its original form in Scandinavian folklore, the character was a female #spirit.
Fairy mixed media (Fairy Folk Originals) 2017
Scandinavian folk & fairy tales : tales from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland edited by Claire Booss