From various elf types to ambivalent Wood-Elves and elf-friends, Tolkien's Middle-Earth has close connections to early medieval England. Learn more about Anglo-Saxon elves and their connection to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Half-assed humanoids: Centaurs in early medieval England
With the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse, centaurs are one of the most recognisable creatures of Greek mythology. However, these horse-human-hybrids also make their appearance in the cultural record of early medieval England.