Muspelheim Land of the Jotun, Fire Giants. Muspelheim in Norse mythology, is a realm of fire. This realm is one of the Nine Worlds, ruled by, Surtr with his consort, Sinmara in some accounts. The denizens of Muspelheim, were usually referred to as the Eldjötnar or Eldthursar, Eldþursar meaning fire giants in Norse tradition, though they were also identified by other epithets in Eddic poetry, such as the Múspellssynir or Múspellsmegir meaning sons of Muspell and the Rjúfendr from the root word rjúfa meaning to break, tear asunder, Destroyers of Doomsday Both of these terms sometimes described an entirely separate mythological species that dwelled alongside or in place of the, eldjötnar, within this fiery realm. Muspelheim was the first elemental world to emanate from the primordial void of potentiality Ginnungagap; and the land to the North, Niflheim was the second. The two mixed and gave rise to Ymir. According to the Ragnarök prophecies in Snorri Sturluson’s, Gylfaginning, the first part of his Prose Edda, the sons of Muspell will break the Bifröst bridge, signaling the end of times. In the midst of this clash and din the heavens are rent in twain, and the sons of Muspell come riding through the opening. Surtr rides first, and before him and after him flames burning fire. He has a very good sword, which shines brighter than the sun. As they ride over Bifrost it breaks to pieces, as has before been stated. The sons of Muspel direct their course to the plain which is called, Vigrid. The sons of Muspel have there effulgent bands alone by themselves.
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