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Niflheim(nē`fəlhīm'), in Norse mythology, lowest region of the underworld. A land of mist and cold, Niflheim was sometimes called the home of the dead. See also HelHel
, in Norse mythology, the underworld (sometimes called Niflheim) and the goddess who ruled there. In early Germanic mythology, Hel was the goddess who ruled the majestic abode for the dead.
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dark, cold region to which were sent those who died of disease or old age. [Scand. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary 642]
region of perpetual cold and darkness; afterworld. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 259]
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