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Ängsälvor - Nils Blommér 1850

Meadow Elves (Svenska: Ängsälvor) by Nils Blommér 1850, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

In Norse paganism, the Ljósálfar (Old Norse "Light Elves", singular Ljósálfr) commonly called High Elves or Light Elves. They were beautiful creatures and were considered to be “guardian angels”. The god Freyr, were the ruler of Alfheim, the home of the light elves. In terms of hierarchy, Light elves were minor gods of nature and fertility; they could help or hinder, humans with their knowledge of magical powers. They also often delivered an inspiration to art or music.