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Alfheim is one of the Nine Worlds and exists on the highest level of the World Tree[2] along with Asgard and Vanaheim.[3] Its inhabitants are the Light Elves.


It is described as a kingdom of "enchanted forests" and natural "champagne springs" and more gardens he there are stars. A "Kingdom of Fairies" and "Candy farmers" of "Mermaid Lagoons" and Orchards the size of oceans.[1] The capital city of the realm is known as Ljosalfgard.[4]


Polar Region

Their are various types of of elves of Alfheim such as; the Spice Elves, Air Elves using wondrous flying machines, the Sea Elves living in their coral castles along Hummingbird Bay, "triple jointed" Pleasure Elves, Elves of the Vale with herds of "Wild 'Corns", Moon Elves (seemingly great consumers of "Firefly Wine",[1] the Cat Elves who ride winged cats as their steed.[5]

The climate of Alfheim varies as it also has a polar region in which home to the Ice Elves.[6]

Politics and Leadership

Alfheim is represented in the Congress of Worlds by two Light Elf senators one being Milkmane.[7] Ayelah represented her world on the council for a while.[8]


Early Years

A young Loki traveled to Alfheim during his mystical training.[9] Thor was also sent there during his training.[10]

Modern Days

Lady Sif confronted Red Norvell in Alfheim when he gained the power of Thor. He used his powers to attack the peaceful Light Elves.[11]

Loki tricked Northstar of Alpha Flight into believing he had a Light Elf mother.[12] This prompted him to journey to Alfheim to learn the truth. However the truth was revealed and he return home to rejoin his team.[5]

Hrinmeer the Flame was half-Light Elf and half-Asgardian Fire Demon. Despising the Light Elves, he attacked the realm.[13]


During Ragnarok, Thor found a thinner Volstagg in Alfheim after the hordes of Loki attacked there, killing Fandral and Hogun.[14]

The World Eaters

At least one Ice Elf city in Alfheim was destroyed and its inhabitants killed by the Ano-Athox's rampage over the Nine Realms.[6]

War of Burning/Everything Burns

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The Light Elves battle the Fire Demon hordes of Surtur who wished to destroy their realm.[15] They were able to protect their world.[16]

League of Realms

The League of Realms tracked Malekith the Accursed and his Dark Elves to Alfheim, and manage to stop them, but once again Malekith slipped away. Thor worried about his League falling apart in front of him, but figured out a way for them to bond together, even if for just a little while. They head to the nearest tavern, where Thor and Ogg engage in a drinking contest, while the others wager on the winner. Later, outside, Thor has other plans for winning Waziria's trust, and kisses her passionately.[1]

The War of Realms

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The Dark Council first act of war was the massacre of the Light Elves on Alfheim, an event Malekith surely expected would bring the attention of Thor.[7]

Alternate Realities

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)

When Baron Zemo used the Norn Stones; Hawkeye was transported to Alfheim.[17] When he awoke he found the Light Elves fighting a desperate battle against Loki's forces, composed mainly of monstrous wolves. Hawkeye teamed up with Faradei to beat back the forces.[18]

2010's Marvel Animated Universe (Earth-12041)

On Earth-12041; Alfheim is home to Jolnir who on Midgard is known as "Santa Claus".[19]


Alfheim was destroyed by Loki.[20]

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

When Thor was exiled to Midgard, he asked "You! What realm is this? Alfheim, Nornheim?"[21] Alfheim later appeared during the convergence of realms that occurred every 5000 years.[22]

Spider-Man Unlimited (Earth-TRN461)

Thor took a four day week on Alfheim.[23]

Points of Interest

Ljosalfgard from Mighty Thor Vol 2 2 001




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Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thor: God of Thunder #15
  2. Thor: The Legend #1
  3. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #6
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Mighty Thor Vol 2 #2
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alpha Flight #81
  6. 6.0 6.1 Thor #615-616
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mighty Thor Vol 2 #1
  8. Mighty Thor #10
  9. 9.0 9.1 Thor #400
  10. Thor #466
  11. Thor #277-278
  12. Alpha Flight #50
  13. Thor Annual #18
  14. Thor Vol 2 #82
  15. Mighty Thor #19
  16. Journey into Mystery #643
  17. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) Season 1 19
  18. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) Season 1 20
  19. Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight
  20. Thor Annual Vol 4 #1
  21. Thor (film)
  22. Thor: The Dark World
  23. Spider-Man Unlimited (video game)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 Thor Vol 4 #7

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