Light elves are about the same height as Achaean humans. Their hair is typically golden, though it ranges toward red or brown in some individuals, and their eyes are nearly always bright blue or green. Very rarely, their hair may be black. Their skin is light and their features are beauitful and chiseled.
The Elves of Light are the most religious of the elves and very close to the Vanir (the fertility and nature gods of the North, led by Freyr and Freyja). They consider themselves closer to the gods than to mortals, and most men who are given the honor of entering their wondrous hidden cities seem to agree. All of their cities are concealed deep in the largest forests, built into immense trees or mountainsides, from which they look down on all other races, including other elves. Very few are allowed to enter these cities, but the Ljosalfar do sometimes send out envoys to other cultures to keep peace.