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HELHEIM
Also known as HELHEIMR, HELGARDH, NIFLHEL

Underground Nordic land of the deep-frozen dead

This is the icy Norse Underworld ruled by HEL. It's inhabited by a growing population of ghastly spirits — in particular, the souls of cowards, losers, wastrels, lazybums and liars — HELHEIM is a grim place at the best of times.

With marrow-clenching cold and no heating facilities, there is nothing for the punished soul to do except shiver out their miserable stint in eternity. If you ever get haunted by a specter, you can easily tell if it's come from HELHEIM — the ghost will be shivering and covered with goose bumps instead of you.

The place appears to be a frozen subsidiary of NIFLHEIM of the NINE-WORLDS, the vast underground realm of ice. But HELHEIM is at the dead center of operations. It's HEL in there.

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Article last updated on 27 December 2012
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT HELHEIM : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HELHEIM
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Legendary Place
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HELHEIMR, HELGARDH, NIFLHEL
Popularity index : 1544

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