In Danish folklore, one of the Ellefolk. She is young and fair and attractive countenance, but is hollow behind. Young men find it difficult to resist her, and with a stringed instrument she ravishes their hearts.

The Elle-women are most frequently seen by moonshine, dancing in the high grass.



  • Keightley, Thomas. (1892). Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. London: George Bells and Sons.