"Misty Hel." According to the eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál, the place where go the dead of Hel. In Gylfaginning, the figure of Þridi says to Gangleri that after death just men go to Gimlé, while evil men go to Hel and then down to Niflhel:

"The greatest of all is this: that he made man, and gave him the spirit, which shall live and never perish, though the flesh-frame rot to mould, or burn to ashes; and all men shall live, such as are just in action, and be with himself in the place called Gimlé. But evil men go to Hel and thence down to the Misty Hel; and that is down in the ninth world."



  • Gylfaginning, 3.
  • Vafþrúðnismál, 43.