Norse mythology sets forth nine realms, sub-divided into three groupings.
Note the lack of devils, demons, and angels. They’re not really part of this world.

Above the Earth

  • Muspelheim: The elemental realm of fire.
  • Asgard: The realm of the Aesir, the high gods.
  • Alfheim: The realm of the Light Elves, equivalent to the Feywild.

On the Earth

  • Vanaheim: The realm of the Vanir, the lesser gods.
  • Midgard: The realm of men (and non-monstrous humanoids).
  • Jotunheim: The realm of giants (and other monstrous humanoids).

Below the Earth

  • Svartalfheim: The realm of the Dark Elves, equivalent to the Underdark.
  • Hel: The realm of the dead, equivalent to the Shadowfell.
  • Niflheim: The elemental realm of ice.


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