Vanaheimr

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A picture of the Nine Worlds

In Norse mythology, Vanaheimr (Old Norse for "home of the Vanir"[1]) is one of the Nine Worlds and home of the Vanir. The Vanir are the gods of fertility, wisdom, and the ability to see the future.

Vanaheimr is described in the Poetic Edda; which was put together in the 13th century from earlier stories. The Prose Edda and Heimskringla were bot written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Vanaheimr is said to be the location where the Van god Njörðr was raised. In Norse cosmology, Vanaheimr is considered one of the Nine Worlds.

References[change | change source]

  1. Byock, Jesse (Jul 28, 2005). The Prose Edda. ISBN 9780141912745.