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Muspell

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Norse mythology, Muspell or Muspellheim ("home of desolation") is a flaming, torrid region, the land of fire far to the south. It is opposed to Niflheim and whose animating beams made the ice in Niflheim melt and created the first living beings. The celestial bodies were made from its sparks which flew out into space. Muspell is ruled by the fire giant Surt, whose wife is Sinmore.

At the final battle of Ragnarok Surt will set the World Tree on fire and kill the unarmed god Freyr.

Old Norse: Múspell


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    Muspelheim

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