Along with the Hist, the Ehlnofey were the only survivors of the twelve worlds of Creation. Eventually the Ehlnofey of became the ancestors of all humanoid races.
In Tamriel, they became:
- the Mer (elves),
- the Dwemer (the Deep Ones, sometimes called dwarves),
- the Chimer (the Changed Ones, who later became the Dunmer),
- the Dunmer (the Dark or Cursed Ones, the darkelves),
- the Bosmer (the Green or Forest Ones, the wood elves), and
- the Altmer (The Elder or High Ones, the high elves).