Elves in Norse Mythology

In Gods and Creatures by Skjalden

The elves are some of the most beautiful beings in Norse mythology, in fact, it is said that they are more beautiful than the sun. The elves live in the realm of Alfheim one of the nine worlds in Norse mythology, the God Freyr is their ruler of Alfheim. The elves are minor Gods of nature and fertility, and they have the power to make humans ill but also to cure them with their vast knowledge of magical powers.