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  • Cosmology

    h1. Cosmology p. “Midhgardhur” means “Middle-dwelling” or “Middle-enclosure” in the languages of the North. This is because it is believed that the world inhabited by men is balanced in the middle between the worlds of the gods above and the lands of …

  • Niflheimur

    h1. Niflheimur The world of Nifl, the “Mist” – the arctic mist and ice. Links are said to exist between the polar regions of Midhgardhur and Niflheimur. Niflheimur is the direction of the primordial ice from the beginning of Creation. Niflheimur is …

  • Muspellsheimur

    h1. Muspellsheimur The world of Muspell, the realm of fire of the South. This realm is claimed by the Fire Giants. Links are said to exist between the world of Muspellsheimur and the equatorial region of Midhgardhur in the South. Muspellsheimur is …

  • Jotunheimur

    h1. Jotunheimur _Dread shapes arose_ _from the dim spaces_ _over sheer mountains_ _by the Shoreless Sea,_ _friends of darkness,_ _foes immortal,_ _old, unbegotten,_ _out of ancient void._ - J.R.R. Tolkien, _Volsungakvidha En Nyja_ (_Upphaf_ 5) …

  • Vanaheimur

    h1. Vanaheimur The world of the Vanir – a race of gods closely linked to Nature on Midhgardhur. Vanaheimur is very close to Midhgardhur. The Vanir promote the natural fertility and life of Midhgardhur from this world, and some maintain halls to which …

  • Alfheimur

    h1. Alfheimur The world of the _Ljosalfar_ (Light Elves) – a celestial realm above which is said to be the true homeland of the [[Alfar]] of Midhgardhur. Some men believe that [[Alfar]] never die of old age, but when they grow older and weary of the …

  • Svartalfaheimur

    h1. Svartalfaheimur The Underworld of the “Svartalfar” the “Dark Elves,” though ownership of this world is disputed by the dvergar who seek to claim the realm from them – An underground world that is said to be the true origin of the dvergar, …

  • Helheimur

    h1. Helheimur The world of Hel, the goddess of death – the Underworld below. Those who die ignominious deaths, who are beyond redemption – murderers, betrayers, rapists, and such – descend into Hel’s halls upon their deaths. Hel's world lies far …

  • Asgardhur

    h1. Asgardhur _They hall and hallow_ _high uptowering,_ _gleaming-gabled,_ _golden-posted,_ _rock-hewn ramparts_ _reared in splendour,_ _forge and fortress_ _framed immortal._ - J.R.R. Tolkien, _Volsungakvidha En Nyja_ (_Upphaf_ 3) The world …