Erlking (Erlkönig)

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"Erlkönig" (also called "Der Erlkönig") is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It depicts the death of a child assailed by a supernatural being, the Erlking or "Erlkönig" (suggesting the literal translation "alder king", but see below). It was originally composed by Goethe as part of a 1782 Singspiel entitled Die Fischerin.
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bg:Горски цар, en:Erlking, fr:Le Roi des aulnes, he:שר היער, ja:魔王, no:Alvekongen, pl:Król Elfów, ru:Лесной царь