Niflheim
The region of everlasting cold, mist, and darkness in Teutonic
mythology. It is situated north of Midgard (middle
earth—the present human abode), across the river Gjol. It was
into this region that the god Odin banished the goddess Hel
to rule over the worlds of the dead. The lowest depths are
named Nastrond—‘‘Strand of the Dead.’’

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