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  • Elves are not fairies, of course; the root for elf is the Old Norse alfar, meaning "white," and they seem to be the honored dead, or those who belong to the Otherworld to which we go (or from which we come!) when we are not living here.

    Grim's Hall

  • It is a wild, beautiful place where some people still believe in alfar, or elves.

    The Isle That Rattled the World

  • DACCI the dean alfar cultural correspondence index

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • “A dragon who shares with alfar,” Dasslerond mused.

    Immortalis

  • "The tale that is widely accepted by the people of Honce-the-Bear is that Avelyn-with help from Jilseponie and Elbryan; the centaur, Bradwarden; and the Touel'alfar-destroyed the demon dactyl."

    Mortalis

  • The young man was quite interested-probably because he'd only heard the alfar side of the story.

    Omnibus

  • At the tender age of eight, "Bobby" had been rescued by one of the alfar from freezing to death in a blizzard.

    Omnibus

  • Gundar said not to be a pain in the ass, but you people are a lot different from the alfar.

    The Otherworld

  • Svart-alfar, were bred like maggots in the flesh of the slain giant

    Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

  • Besides the dwarfs there was another numerous class of tiny creatures called Lios-alfar, light or white elves, who inhabited the realms of air between heaven and earth, and were gently governed by the genial god Frey from his palace in Alf-heim.

    Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

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