In Old language they are called alfar , Elves appear as powerful and beautiful human-sized beings. They are commonly referred to collectively as semi-divine beings associated with fertility as well as the cult of the ancestors.
There are many magnificent dwellings. One is there called Alfheim. There dwell the folk that are called light-elves; but the dark-elves dwell down in the earth, and they are unlike the light-elves in appearance
The elves have been compared or identified with the Vanir a line of kings who rule over Alfheim, and since they had elven blood they were said to be more beautiful than most men
The land governed by King Alf was called Alfheim, and all his offspring are related to the elves. They were fairer than any other people