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|From the Edda|
Niflheim is a sad, gray, cold place, where the non-valorous dead go. It is ruled by the goddess/giantess Hel. The god Baldr went/will go there after he died/dies (triggering the beginning of Ragnarok). It is the mingling of the cold of Niflheim and the heat of Muspelheim that creates the first beings, a giant named Ymir and a giant cow named Auðumbla.If you don't die in battle like a good Viking, you had better have led an honorable life, because if you haven't, Niflheim is where you'll end up. So, grab a weapon, find a war, and die for Odin!