You can than many think that Tolkien was the creator of Elves, others possibly know that they come from the mythology, Norse mythology, Germanic and Anglo-Saxon… Today we will try to show you some more of those high elves, delve into their world and discover some of the secrets that hide. If you like the Elves so much like me, sure that this article not let you indifferent. From where comes the word Elf Etymologically, the word Elf is the translation to the Castilian language of the English word elf (plural elven) and which comes from English old aelf (plural ylfe), which in turn derives from the Germanic common alboz or albiz, which corresponds with the old Norse alfr and old high German alp. Old Norse elves called them is as alfar and sometimes as Ljosalfar Elf light. Oddly enough, today this root is still in English and Germanic Alfred, Alfwin, Elfreda names.
If any of you is called Alfredo know that some interpretations etymological give you the meaning of very peaceful or protective nobility but you know that it can also mean advised by Elves?. The elves of Norse mythology the earliest descriptions come from Norse mythology. In it, described the elves as beings who possessed extraordinary powers and an incredible beauty. In addition your immortal character described as almost divine beings, hence. They are conceived as beings related to the nature, associated with fertility and the cult of ancestors. The Elves lived in Alfheim, which means House of Elves or world of the Elves. Very little of this dwelling, is known since it is barely mentioned in the texts that have been preserved. We do not know if elves and humans coexisted in this Kingdom. But there are references to a line of human kings who ruled Alfheim, and that had elven blood, of those who said that they were more beautiful than most men, ruled Earth for the King Alf was called Alfheim, and all his offspring is related to the Elves.