Fun Facts About Norse Mythology – Light Elves

Light Elves, the Ljósálfar (pronounced Yo-sal-far), hail from Álfheimr, one of the Nine Worlds in Norse mythology.   The world is also depicted in later Anglo-Scottish ballads as Elfhame/Elfland/Elvenland, a fairyland.  Light Elves are “fairer to look upon than the sun.” (12th Century eddic prose Gylfaginning) Elves and humans could mate and produce offspring…very pretty babies by all accounts.

Not a whole lot was written about Álfheimr.  Álfheimr was the realm of the Vanir god Freyr. Freyr (aka Frey) was virile, good-looking, and athletic.  One is given to presume elves resembled Frey in many of these qualities.  😀

In my new release Dani & the Immortals, one of the main characters is from Álfheimr.  I leave you to guess which one.  ~ S. G. Rogers

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DANICOVER7When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.

Dani & the Immortals is available for the Kindle HERE

10 thoughts on “Fun Facts About Norse Mythology – Light Elves”

  1. I’m wondering if Joss butted Rein on purpose and intended to knock him into Dani. I love the characters in your story–exotic but believable too. An enchanting tale.
    PS: Thanks for the history lesson about light elves.

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  2. SG, I think it’s cool that a lot of mythology of different places shares commonality. Light elves sound really cool. They remind me a bit of angels. I enjoyed your excerpt. Maggie

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