Hidden Iceland - Interactive Picture


Move the cloud around the map of iceland to cast a magical shadow and reveal the hidden characters and creatures from various folk tales, ghost stories and traditional beliefs.

This is an interactive map of Icelandic folklore and mythology that I made for a map project for my illustration course. The elves and trolls that exist in Icelandic folk tales (that supposedly many still believe in today) are known as Huldufolk, or hidden people.

Make sure you find all the hidden stuff, especially the animated bits.
Hint: Stake out the cave below the ghost bull and you might see a ghost.

Nearly everything that's here is based on actual stories and placed either somewhere appropriate or where the story is meant to have taken place.

Links for the stories and information used:

The digger - www.ismennt.is/vefir/ari/alfar… - Elves in Modern Day Iceland, including details of them disrupting construction work.

The four pink creatures - www.simnet.is/gardarj/folk/gua… - The Guardian Spirits of Iceland

Top church - www.simnet.is/gardarj/folk/lof… - The story of Loftur the Sorcerer

Dead troll top left - www.simnet.is/gardarj/folk/ala… - Deep are the Iceland Channels

www.randburg.com/is/icelandic-… www.simnet.is/gardarj/folk/jol… - The Yule Lads (top left) and Gryla (stirring monster)

Ghosts (including the naked one) - www.draugasetrid.is/Default.as…

Ghost Bull - www.grapevine.is/Author/ReadAr… - ├×orgeirsboli

Elf city top right - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81sb… - Asbyrgi

Trolls - users.skynet.be/fa023784/troll… - Troll Blog

Huldufolk wiki page (lots of good external links) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldufol…
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