The first depiction of elves were more akin to faeries in myths and folklore. A blending of Germanic mythology and English folklore with Celtic folklore is what inspired JRR Tolkien the <modern> mainstream elf look (giving them a more humanoid look) we all know today and from which was adapted by writers, games etc...Slender, tall and beautiful. Though there are some very few mid 19th century Swedish art that depicts humanoid <elves>.
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