What are Elves?
Elves are a wood-dwelling human-like species,
with pointy ears, known for their warrior
skills and nature-fueled abilities. Elves
were thought to have magical powers, which
can be used both for the benefit and the
injury of mankind.
Elves are very reluctant to give out
information about themselves.
Foreign Words for Elf
Icelandic: ßlfur / Huldufˇlk
Middle High German: Elbe
Norwegian: Alv / Huldrefolk
Old English: Šlf / Ylf
Old Norse: ßlfr
Scandanavia: Alfar / Huldre
Vietnamese: Tinh Nghich
Other Similar Names: Dwarf, Gnome,
Hidden Folk, Gremlin, Hob, Imp, Leprechaun,
Devilkin, Rascal, Scamp, Sprite, Troll,
Iconic Symbols: In Scandanavia
in order to protect themselves against
malevolent elves, an Elf Cross,
(Alfkors, ─lvkors or Ellakors) was
carved into buildings or other objects.
The cross existed in two shapes,
one was a pentagram. In the 20th
century Sweden, the cross was still
frequently appearing painted or
carved onto doors, walls and household
utensils in order to protect against
Elf comes from the Scandinavian
History: In Teutonic and Norse
folklore, the elves were originally the
spirits of the dead who brought fertility.
They eventually evolved into a human like
species with pointy ears.
Initially there were thought to be two
races of elves, Ljosalfar or light elves
and D÷kkalfar or dark elves. The light
elves were Scandinavian-looking with blond
hair, pale skin and blue eyes. While dark
elves had black hair and black eyes, and
sometimes black skin.