Thor’s Day Alert #7: The Nine Worlds of Norse Myth
Happy Thor’s Day, everybody!
Today, a short discussion of world structure according to Norsemen. They believed in nine worlds or planes, situated on three levels. The Nine Worlds are:
Asgard: realm of the Aesir (warrior) gods
Vanaheim: realm of the Vanir (vain) gods
Alfheim: realm of the Light Elves
Midgard: realm of man
Jotunheim: realm of Frost Giants
Nidavellir: realm of dwarves
Svartalfheim: realm of Dark Elves
Niflheim: realm of the common (non-warrior) dead
Muspelheim: realm of Fire Giants
Integral to Norse myth and these worlds is the one thing that links them all — the great ash tree, Yggdrasil. If you’d like to know how to pronounce that, click here, then scroll down a little and look for the “HEAR” button.
Cool, huh? Even cooler than the profanities you entered! What’s that? You didn’t check pronunciations of any four-letter words? Oh. I thought computerized swearing was universally hilarious.
Thanks for stopping by! See ya next week, if not sooner.