Erlking
Erlking Erl"king`, n. [G. erlk["o]nig, fr. Dan. ellekonge elfking.] A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a spirit or natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, esp. to children. [1913 Webster]

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  • erlking — [ʉrl′kiŋ΄, erl′kiŋ] n. [partial transl. of Ger erlkönig, lit., alder king, from Herder s poem; a misunderstanding by Herder (1778) of Dan ellerkonge, var. of elverkonge, king of the elves] Gmc. Folklore a spirit who does mischief and evil, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • Erlking — In German and Scandinavian folklore, an erlking is a mischievous or malevolent sprite. Erlkings often exercise a fatal influence, especially on children by means of alluring promises or visions that led to destruction. The Erlking has been… …   Wikipedia

  • Erlking — Erlkönig (créature) The Erlking, par Albert Sterner, vers 1910 L Erlkönig (Roi des Aulnes) est un personnage représenté dans un certain nombre de poèmes et ballades allemandes comme une créature maléfique qui hante les forêts et entraîne les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • erlking — noun /ˈɜːlkɪŋ/ in German mythology, a giant who preys on children , 1962: This line, and indeed the whole passage (lines 653 664), allude to the well known poem by Goethe about the erlking, hoary enchanter of the elf haunted alderwood, who falls… …   Wiktionary

  • erlking — /errl king /, n. (in German and Scandinavian mythology) a spirit or personified natural power that works mischief, esp. to children. [1790 1800; < G Erlkönig alder (tree) king, J. G. von Herder s mistrans. of Dan ellerkonge, var. of elverkonge… …   Universalium

  • erlking — /errl king /, n. (in German and Scandinavian mythology) a spirit or personified natural power that works mischief, esp. to children. [1790 1800; < G Erlkönig alder (tree) king, J. G. von Herder s mistrans. of Dan ellerkonge, var. of elverkonge …   Useful english dictionary

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