Erla Stefánsdóttir needs no introduction. She is Iceland’s first and foremost celebrity seeress every foreign camera team turns to when covering the Hidden People phenomenon.

When I tried to contact her, though, she had become wary of the buzz, making it even harder to meet her in person.

When I succeeded against all odds, she talked about the nature of the Huldufólk, her role in negotiating between visible and invisible people, and the profound connections between the Elf society and the Star Wars franchise.