Rich in the Icelanders history, respected by the nation, living in rocks and hills, are the Hidden People. They have inhabited the island at least as long as humans! Usually only seen when they wanted to be seen by humans, seeking help or giving some, paying back in rich rewards!
Its origin goes back to the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve where living there with all their children. Once God came for a visit. Eve had just managed to bathe few of
her kids but not all of them. She got scared of God and worried that God would tell her off for not keeping her kids clean. So after giving it a thought she took her "dirty" ones and hid them and
told them to stay quiet.
When God came Adam and Eve welcomed him/her and showed God whatever they had in their home. When they showed God their children God asked Eve if they had any more children? - No said Eve just these ones. God said then - Are you sure that you are telling me the truth Eve? When she denied again God got angry and said that he/she knew that Eve hid them and for that her and Adam would be punished. The hidden kids, would stay hidden from Adam & Eve for all etirnity. Since then the hidden people has been hidden from us.
They are just like us, some people can see them, and usually the hidden people can get visible to humans if they wish to. They are believed to be slightly ahead of us in evilution, their homes with more tecnology, their clothes more colourful and more beautiful. There is a chance that they hid among us and we dont even know that we are talking to one of them. If you are not sure there are ways to find out. We tell you that on our tours.
When Icelanders became Christian the year 1000, there were 3 things that were allowed in Icelandic Christianity and were therefore different from other European countries. 1st was that it was allowed to eat horse meat. 2nd they could worship the old pagans gods as long as they did it secretly, and the 3rd thing was that it was legal to leave your babies in the wilderness.
The same thing was done all over Europe to keep the population down, they didn't have any other contraception in the Middle Ages. It sound cruel as it was. Icelandic
women believed they were handing their babies over to the Hidden People that would take them and take good care of them. That eased their pain of leaving their new born baby. It is believed to be the
main reasion for this strong faith in the existence of the Hidden People here in Iceland.
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