Muspell

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Muspell

  1. (Norse mythology and Germanic paganism) The primordial realm of fire which existed to the south of Ginnungagap.
    • 2003, Kim Farnell, Reading the Runes, A Beginner's Guide (Zambezi Publishing, →ISBN, page 21:
      At the beginning of time there was Muspell, which was the realm of Fire.
    • 2005, Diana Paxson, Taking Up the Runes (Weiser Books, →ISBN, page 323:
      Certainly the encounter between the cold of Niflheim and the fires of Muspel suggests the chemical reactions that led to the evolution of the planetary surface and its atmosphere.

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