The Nine Worlds

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The Nine Worlds (Old Norse: Níu Heimar) in the Northern mythology are:

1. Muspellsheimr: Fiery world in the south, home of the fire creatures

2. Alfheimr: World of the Ljósálfar

3. Vanaheimr: World of the Vanir

4. Goðheimr/Ásgarðr: World of the Æsir

5. Manheimr/Miðgarðr: World of man

6. Jǫtunheimr/Útgarðr: World of the Jǫtnar

7. Svartálfaheimr: World of the Svartálfar/dwarfs

8. Helheimr: World of the dead

9. Niflheimr: Icy world in the north, home of cold and shaddow creatures [1] [2]


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