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Radioactive Square Pegs in Round Holes–D&D, Inspiration, and Context (The Problem with Drow)

First off, the concept of dark elves probably comes at least partially from Norse mythology, and the term drow probably derives from the Scottish term trow–but actual details about dark elves or trow from these sources are thin, and in both of these sources, elves, dwarves, and trolls are all things that could kind of be the same thing.  Essentially,

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