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Gimlé (Old Norse, maybe 'the place protected from fire')

According to Vǫluspá this is a hall covered with gold in which mankind will live after the Ragnarǫk. According to the Gylfaginning, this is a heavenly place in which good people will live after their deaths and lies in the third heaven Víðbláinn. It is unreachable for Surtr's world conflagration, destined to destroy the whole world (see Surtalogi), and is inhabited until then by light elves. [1] [2]


  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)