Viking Bestiary: Elves (and Dwarves) in Norse Myths and Sagas

 

 

Explore the captivating world of Elves in Norse mythology, from mischievous folklore creatures to epic, magical beings. 
We are again joined by Max, a JORVIK Viking Centre veteran, as we navigate through Old Norse literature, wading through the complexities of Alfheim, Elf-Women, and confusing Elven connections with gods and warriors. 
We delve into the Prose Edda’s baffling descriptions of Light-Elves and Dark-Elves that  blur the lines between Elves and Dwarves. From Volund’s intricate tale to Loki’s dealings with Dwarves, this episode seeks to unravels the confounding tapestry of Norse cosmology (in regards to elves anyway)!

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