Anhaern for G3F
Elves (in Swedish, Älva if female and Alf if male) are in some parts mostly described as female (in contrast to the light and dark elves in the Edda), otherworldly, beautiful and seductive residents of forests, meadows and mires. They are skilled in magic and illusions. They are closely linked to the mist and it is often said in Sweden that, “the Elves are dancing in the mist”. The female form of Elves may have originated from the female deities called Dís (singular) and Díser (plural) found in pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. They were very powerful spirits closely linked to the seid magic. Even today the word “dis” is a synonym for mist or very light rain in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. Particularly in Denmark, the female elves have merged with the dangerous and seductive huldra, skogsfrun or “keeper of the forest”, often called hylde. In some parts of Sweden the elves also got some features from Skogsfrun, Huldra”, or Hylda”, and can seduce and bewitch careless men and suck the life out of them or make them go down in the mire and drown. In more modern tales, it isn’t uncommon for a rather ugly male Tomte, Troll, Vätte or a Dwarf to fall in love with a beautiful Elven female, as the beginning of a story of impossible or forbidden love.
Anhaern is a classic Scandanavian/Celtic Elf with a pale freckled skin and red hair perfect for your fantasy renders.