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Overview and Origin[]

Light Elves are a race of beings native to Alfheim, one of the Nine Worlds, and exists on the highest level of the World Tree along with Asgard and Vanaheim.[2] The capital city of the realm is known as Ljosalfgard.[3]

Alfheim from Thor God of Thunder Vol 1 15 0001

The Light Elves have shown them to be peaceful, friendly, happy beings with few if any weapons. Physically their shape ranges from physically looking like humans with pointed ears to slightly more alien shapes.[4]

Ice Elves from Thor Vol 1 615 001

Ice Elves


The Light Elves are divided up into various groups such as:

Modern Days[]

Loki once lied to an ill and delusional Northstar and claimed he was one of them. This prompted Northstar to journey to Alfheim to reside there and abandon the rest of Alpha Flight.[7] He spent some time in Alfheim, later learning Loki's story was untrue.[8]

One of the Ice Elves' palaces was wiped out by the Ano-Athox warlord Uthana Thoth.[9]

The Dark Council's first act of war was the massacre of the Light Elves. They sent their bodies hurtling through space towards Midgard with a a few crashing into a Roxxon weather satellite.[10]

Powers and Abilities


Light elves also possess superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes.[citation needed]


Additionally, they have a penchant for archery.[11]


They all possess a vulnerability to iron.[citation needed]




  • Any relations between the Light Elves of Alfheim (or the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim) and the Elves of Otherworld is unconfirmed,[12] but both Light and Dark Elves are considered to be included among the Faerie of Celtic myth,[13] while another account described only the Dark Elves as being of the same race as those Faerie (leaving no relation between Faerie and Light Elves).[14]

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