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Muspellsheimr or Múspellsheimr or Muspellzheimr (Old Norse = 'home of Muspell') is one of The Nine Worlds. It is a fiery world which forms the southern pole in the creation myth as Snorri describes it in Gylfaginning.

The sparks from Muspellsheimr melt the ice in Niflheimr which leads to the creation of the giant Ymir.

The heavenly bodies are also created from sparks from Muspellsheimr.

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  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
  2. Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)