Álfheim

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compilation of the words álfr (elf) and heim (home) and comes from the Old Norse Álfheimr.

Proper noun[edit]

Álfheim ?

  1. The home of the Ljósálfar (light elves, álfar, divine beings), located up in the sky.
  2. Elfland.
  3. Possibly heaven.

References[edit]

  • Wikisource:Prose Edda/Gylfaginning (The Fooling Of Gylfe) by Sturluson, Snorri, 13th century Edda, in English. Accessed Apr. 16, 2007
  • Gylfaginning in Old Norse[1] Accessed Apr. 16, 2007.
  • Bulfinch, Thomas (1834). Bulfinch's Mythology. New York: Harper & Row, 1970, p. 348. ISBN 0-690-57260-3.
  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220-221.