- a place of eternal cold, darkness, and fog, ruled over by Hel: abode of those who die of illness or old age.
Origin of Niflheim
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Men who die from sickness go with women and children and cowards to Niflheim.Viking Tales
"Perhaps he has fallen into Niflheim, and so perished," remarked Thor.
Odin looking over into Niflheim, is thus alluded to in an old song.
A black cock is likewise said to crow in the Niflheim, or "land of gloom."Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore
She's only been here for three months—since the Canberra got in from Niflheim.Uller Uprising
Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
- Norse myth the abode of the dead
Old Norse, literally: mist home
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