In many traditions, especially in the British Isles and Scandinavia, the fairy folk were supernormal entities who inhabited a magical kingdom beneath the surface of the
earth. In all traditions, the wee people are depicted as possessing many more powers and abilities than humans, but somehow they are strongly dependent on human
beings for companionship and support.
Because the folklore of the wee people is so multicultural and worldwide, some theorists have suggested that the fairy folk may actually have been the surviving remnants of a past civilization populated by a species of early humans or peoples that were of diminutive stature compared to people today. These little people may have been quite advanced and possessed a technology that seemed to be magical compared to the primitive tools of the primitive hunter-gatherer humans who later became the established residents of the area. The little people may have died out, they may have been assimilated into the encroaching culture by interbreeding, or they may largely have gone underground, emerging topside often enough to be perpetuated in folklore and legend.
Why are they coming back to Mainstrasse?