Elves are the species that King Harkinian belongs to. They are sometimes called Hylians. Due to widespread inbreeding, the average elf suffers from epilepsy and various mental disorders such as Tourettes syndrome.
They look a lot like humans but may be slightly smaller or shorter. They also have pointier ears. Daiastani elves such as Gwonam and his relatives tend to have yellow skin, while Hylian elves are identical to humans in skin color.