[The first tales of fairies date back to Greek mythology,
where fairies protected the Earth with vigor and might.
In the 1400s, England came up with a new idea of “little people” who were either nice or evil.
This invoked fear in the British, and the average citizen avoided every place that fairies lived]
elf, plural Elves, in Germanic folklore, originally, a spirit of any kind,
later specialized into a diminutive creature, usually in tiny human form.
English folk tales of the early modern period typically portray elves as small,
elusive people with mischievous personalities.
They are not evil but might annoy humans or interfere in their affairs..