The Nine Realms of Norse Mythology

Mark Beré Peterson: the Humanities focused on Ancient History, Food, Culture, Myth, Folklore and Magic

7EA378CB-6E38-4D04-AA53-C04861C94F47Asgard: Home of the Gods

In the middle of the world, high up in the sky is Asgard (Old Norse: “Ásgarðr”). It’s the home of the Gods and Goddesses. The male Gods in Asgard, are called Aesir, and the female Gods are calledAsynjur. Odin is the ruler of Asgard and the chief of the Aesir. Odin is married toFrigg; and she is the Queen of the Aesir. Inside the gates of Asgard is Valhalla; it’s the place where half of the Vikings “Einherjer” that died in battle will go for the afterlife, the other half goes to Fólkvangr.

1FBBB3B6-758F-4FC1-97FB-E243EFB34C73Alfheim: Home of the Light Elves

Alfheim (Old Norse: “Álfheimr or Ljósálfheimr”) is right next to Asgard in the heaven. The light elves are beautiful creatures. They are considered the “guardian angels” The God Freyr, is the ruler of Alfheim. The Light elves are minor Gods of nature and fertility; they…

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