The Nine Realms of Yggdrasil
- Midgard – The Garden of man
- Alfheim – The Home of the Alfar (or Elf)
- Jotunheim The home of Jotun (Giants)
- Helheim – The home of Hel. Hel is Loki’s daughter and keeper of the Dead.
- Vanaheim – The home of the Vanir (Race of gods)
- Asgard – The Garden of the Aesir (Race of gods)
- Muspellsheim – Home of Fire
- Niflheim – Home of Ice
- Svartalfaheim – Home of the Svartalfar (Black Elves AKA Dvergar or Dwarves)
Heim (pronounced “hem”) – Home
Gard – Garden
My research spanned more than seven years and is credited to the following sources.