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HELHEIM

Norse legendary place

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.

Helheim Facts and Figures

Name: Helheim
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HELHEIMR, HELGARDH, NIFLHEL

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 491

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Article last revised on August 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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